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The Coral Banded Shrimp, Stenopus hispicus, features a striking red and white body with long white antennae and two muscular pinchers. It can also be known as the Boxing Shrimp for its propensity to hit its prey with those large claws. Mostly peaceful towards other species, the Coral Banded Shrimp should not be housed with members of its own species unless they are a mated pair.
The Coral Banded Shrimp can be sensitive to water quality so it is recommended you keep your water in pristine shape. They prefer tanks with plenty of live rock hiding places to search for their carnivorous diet. They will often lose their exoskeleton in a process called molting while they are growing. Overall, the Coral Banded Shrimp is a staple in the home aquarium for its unique and beautiful appearance and ability to eat pesky bristle worms and flat worms.
Seemed very health when it arrived. On the small side,but went right to work cleaning my Blue Hippo Tang and my Shoulder Tang. Would even grab food that floated by it. Lasted in my tank for about 10 days, then I found it dead. I think maybe it was just to small, but otherwise a great shrimp.
Look forward to getting another one, but this time I'll order a large one.
Reviewed by: Lori Close on
I bought one about 2 weeks ago, when I put him in the tank he disappeared until last night. He is doing fine looks good and is healthy.
Reviewed by: Mark Gray on