The Camel Shrimp has a variable pattern of red and white stripes on its body. The males of its species tend to have larger claws than the females.
It prefers to congregate with other shrimp of its kind in rock crevasses, under overhangs, or in the coral rubble. It especially needs hiding places when it is molting. It tolerates other shrimp, but may nip at colonial anemones, disc anemones, zoanthids, misc polyps and soft leather corals. It generally leaves bubble coral and stinging anemones alone. We consider the Camel Shrimp unsuitable for reef aquariums
The Camel Shrimp will accept most frozen and dried foods.