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Wisdom Wednesday 10/30/2019

Shore Buddies Wisdom Wednesday

Whip Coral Shrimp image from Instagram user @wsoo_photography

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This shrimp is the tiniest creature you’ve never seen.The whip coral shrimp is a seriously small little critter. It lives on whip coral (which is a type of black coral) and doesn't grow bigger than about 1.5 cm. The whip coral shrimp is a type of cleaner shrimp, and it eats plankton, algae, and parasites. Whip Coral shrimp hardly ever move from their whip coral, so once you have spotted them once, you will able to find them again in the same residence.  They also commonly hang out in pairs with the female twice as large as the male.