- Scientific Name: ( Sold to us as) Odontodactylus Scyllarus
- Not Reef Safe
- Very Aggressive
- Intermediate Care
- Max Growth Size is 6 inches
These are extremely aggressive shrimp that should be housed alone.
The Peacock Mantis Shrimp should be housed in an aquarium that is devoted to this species. Only one shrimp should be kept in the aquarium. They have very quick claws that they use to break the shell of crustaceans and crabs. They should not be housed with fish or other invertebrates, unless they are very large, and caution should still be exercised. A sandy bottom with plenty of rubble and at least one piece of live rock should be provided for these shrimp to create a cave.
The diet of a Peacock Mantis Shrimp should include live feeder fish, crabs and frozen meaty foods such as fish, scallop and shrimp.
The Peacock Mantis Shrimp is only available for PICK UP.