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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.
Bought two of these as well as a royal dotty fish awhile back
Not sure if from here or another store I frequent. I put the two of them in the same 40 gal reef tank but had to move one to my 30gal tank as one of them was losing claws from fighting with the other. Got to the point where one of them lost both claws but is whole again in other tank. Nice addition to my tanks. they don't bother other inhabitants of tank. I got these and fish to help keep down worm problem I was having.
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