Curly-Que Pistol Shrimp - Carribean

Alpheus armatus


(3 Reviews)

Curly-Que Pistol Shrimp - Carribean
The Curly-Que Pistol Shrimp, like most pistol shrimp carry a unique snapping talent and striking color contrast. Easy to care for, it's a captivating addition to any size saltwater aquarium.

Curly-Que Pistol Shrimp - Carribean

Alpheus armatus


(3 Reviews)

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Curly-Que Pistol Shrimp - Carribean Care Facts

Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive
Diet: Omnivore
Reef Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 10 Gallons
Max Size: 2 inches
The Curly Que Pistol Shrimp, Alpheus armatus., also known as Snapping Shrimp, or Symbiosis Shrimp are marine invertebrates that have one extra large claw it uses to snap at prey to stun them. They are also known for forming symbiotic relationships with the Bartholomea annulata anemone - this can be an incredibly fun and rewarding relationship to watch in a home aquarium. It is reef safe and comes in many different colors and variations. It is best kept in tanks with ample amounts of rockwork, a sandy substrate, and and will scavenger for food as well as accept frozen aquarium foods.

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Reviewed by: Ryan Foltz on March 11, 2024


Reviewed by: Shaun Huddleston on Dec. 28, 2023


Reviewed by: Woody Johnson on Sept. 6, 2023

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