Camelback Shrimp Reviews

Facts & Details

The Camelback Shrimp is a kaleidoscope of red and white. It has a hump on its back which lends to its name. They have large green eyes and a hinged beak. The Camelback is a peaceful shrimp that likes to be kept in groups. The males usually have long claws that distinguish them from the females. These shrimp like to gather under rockwork and hang upside down during the day. They should be supplied with ample rockwork in which to hide and be fed on a regular basis.Shrimp belong to the Class Crustacea and Order Decapoda, which is characterized by two pair of antennae, three body parts, and five pairs of legs. The head of Shrimp is connected to the thorax and covered by a shell called carapace. The antennae of Shrimp are normally long and thin and serve the Shrimp as extended eyes. Shrimp have highly developed abdomens which allows for quick movement. In order for Shrimp to grow they need to shed their exoskeleton, a process called "molting", which allows them to remove their restricting shell and begin a new one. Often times in the home aquarium Shrimp will leave this translucent shell in full view so it can serve as a distraction while the Shrimp finds a hiding place and allows its new shell to harden.