This is not a pair of Cleaner shrimp, this is a pair of Banded Coral shrimp. I can not answer the question tho, as I have never had good luck with them as it seems something always eats them.I think I had this mated pair for 7 years. But that was in the 70s so I may be off by a few years.
I may have it in my log book someplace.
This is not a pair of Cleaner shrimp,
Banded coral shrimp are also considered cleaner shrimp like many other types of shrimp
Coral Banded Shrimp – Detailed Guide: Care, Diet, and Breeding
Coral banded shrimp (Stenopus hispidus), commonly known as “Cleaner shrimp”, “Boxer shrimp”, “Barber pole shrimp”, and “Clown shrimp”, is one of the most popular decapods in the marine aquarium trade due to its bright coloration and hardiness.
Coral banded shrimp is a reef-associated cleaner shrimp with a worldwide distribution. It is known to remove and consume ectoparasites, injured or dead tissues, and excess food particles from fishes and thus play a vital role in the aquarium ecosystem. They are pretty easy to care for even for beginners.
A rock flower nem ate my banded coral shrimp that I'd had for a year and a half. He had been molting every couple of weeks and I guess he got careless and got too close the last time. Found him hanging half out of the RFA's mouth one morning with a freshly molted she'll lying in the tank.
I love flame Hawks and that is the dilemma. Hawk or Shrimp lol.My coral banded was 5+ years Until I added a flame hawk (Grrr). It all depends on diet, tank conditions and lack of predators
Had I known- I would rather have my shrimpI love flame Hawks and that is the dilemma. Hawk or Shrimp lol.
I'm starting a tank soon and I want a Hawk, but I'd like shrimp too lol
what kind?ive got a pair over 10 yrs, Im guessing they will live another 5 if I dont screw something up