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Coral Banded Shrimp
Stenopus hispicus
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Tank Stats
Size: 1-2 inches
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Can be aggressive
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Flake, Meaty, Pellet, Worms
Origin: Caribbean
Acclimation Time: 1+ Hours
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: Monitor with other shrimp
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallon

The Coral Banded Shrimp draws attention to any aquarium. It has stunning striking red and white bands across its body with very long white antennae which makes it so appealing to anyone?s eyes. This Coral Banded Shrimp is a peaceful member of the Stenopodidae family. This Coral Banded Shrimp is also known as a ??Boxing Shrimp?? due to the presence of large pinchers on its third set of legs. Also, these pinchers are often held erect which gives the ?ready to fight? look to this shrimp. Due to its aggressive nature towards the same genus, it is recommended to keep the Coral Banded Shrimp singly or in true mated pair. But the Coral Banded Shrimp is very harmless to other fish, corals, and invertebrates within your aquarium. The Coral Banded Shrimp is also known as an ornamental shrimp. Good water quality is very important to maintain the longevity of these shrimp. It is advisable to add supplements to maintain the quality of the water. The Coral Banded Shrimp is mainly found in small cervices or hanging from live rock in the tank. The Coral Banded Shrimp prefers to hide behind the rocks, thereby it is necessary to observe whether they are getting their share of food or not. One can use feeding stick and food can be placed directly in front of them, so that they can grab it. The Coral Banded Shrimp are carnivorous and undergoes a molting process, that?s why even if they lose one of their arms or claws, it can be regenerated while molting. Iodine supplements are beneficial to encourage molting.

the coral banded shrimp is better than expected. he is larger than stated and we were very pleased with him.
Reviewed by:  scott from on July 17, 2014, midnight
I thought this guy was a goner when I saw whiskers in a pile on the gravel, but he just molted. He hides a lot but I think he's just trying to find a spot that hasn't been claimed by the damsels. Good luck my friend.
Reviewed by:  Chris Creasey from on July 22, 2014, midnight
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