The Blood Shrimp is also known as Fire Shrimp, and is one of the most popular shrimp in the aquarium hobby. It has a blood red body with white spots and long white antennae.
The Blood Shrimp prefers a habitat providing them with a cave or overhang where the lighting is not too intense. While it will tolerate its mate, others of its own kind will be chased away or harassed. It is generally peaceful with most other organisms in the reef system unless they impinge on its territory. As a "cleaner shrimp," it will set up cleaning stations and remove dead tissue and parasites from fish that present themselves. It will also scavenge for meaty bits along the substrate bottom.
The diet of the Blood Shrimp should be suplemented with a variety of dried and frozen foods.