Coral Banded Shrimp
Coral Banded Shrimp, Stenopus hispidus, is a striking shrimp with red and white stripes and extra long antennae. Peaceful in nature, this species is fairly active and enjoys scavenging along the aquarium floor. These shrimp are aggressive only with their own species and must be kept singly or in a true bonded pair.
The coral banded shrimp, when not searching for food, will inhabit the underside of rocks. When they molt they will hide for a few days as their new shell hardens. These shrimp stay small with the male being noticeably smaller than the female. Mating can occur in captivity but raising larvae is generally not successful.
They will accept most flaked and frozen foods.
Approx. 2 – 3″
Slow temperature acclimation: 30 – 60 min
Dripping is the preferred method of acclimation for all inverts. Most invertebrates will do well with a 1 hour drip. More sensitive invertebrates like starfish and urchins should be dripped for longer.
The AccuDrip by Innovatiove Marine is an excellent, affordable, acclimation tool to make dripping marine inhabitants easy and pain free.
Notes for Success:
- Make sure there is no significant change in water temperature while acclimating.
- They are not tolerant of high nitrates
- They are not tolerant of copper medications