The offspring of Urocaridella pulchella are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Urocaridella pulchella, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Urocaridella pulchella, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Urocaridella pulchella is a small cave-cleaning shrimp that feeds on parasites that have settled on fish and especially moray eels (f.e. Muraena helena Linnaeus, 1758) (copepods, isopods, flukes) as well as food remains and the mouth mucus of the cleaning
Shrimp approach the fish and begin cleaning, sometimes penetrating the fish's mouth and gill cavities.
Almost all specimens reported in this paper, as well as previous records, were observed in burrows, crevices, and/or during night dives.
Urocaridella pulchella also thrives in dark cave zones.
The lack of regular reports of the species' occurrence may be attributed to its small size, mostly transparent body, and preference for cryptic habitats.
It would be interesting to know if there are husbandry experiences of Mediterranean or Red Sea divers who have brought the animals home from vacation.