• Feeder Shrimp (Ghost/ Grass Shrimp) (Palaemonetes Pugio) - SALTWATER

Feeder Shrimp (Ghost/ Grass Shrimp) (Palaemonetes Pugio) - SALTWATER

Brand: Inverts

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Scientific Name: Palaemonetes Pugio
Price structure: Per Shrimp
Care level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Carnivore
Color Structure:

Palaemonetes pugio (daggerblade grass shrimp) is a small, transparent shrimp with yellow coloring and brownish spots. It can be found in estuarine and tidal marsh habitats throughout the western Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Palaemonetes pugio has a smooth carapace and abdomen, as well as three pairs of legs. The second pair is the strongest, while the third pair lacks chelae (claws). It reaches a length of around 5 cm (2.0 in), and has a life span of around one year. Like most grass shrimp, it is a forager and feeds on a variety of items, including microalgae. They themselves are consumed by killifish and other small foraging fish.