Dwarf Coral Banded Shrimp


Coral Banded Shrimp                                                                                                            (Stenopus hispidus)

The Coral Banded Shrimp is a striking shrimp with red and white stripes, a yellow body 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. Also called The Boxing Shrimp, this species will inhabit the underside of rocks when not searching for food. 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.

***Please note we try our best to accommodate the color of shrimp you have picked but we will send whatever we have in stock. There is also variation in color of shrimps depending on which ocean they come from.***

Care   Temperament Diet  
Easy Peaceful Carnivore

Max Size Conditions Population
3″ Reef Tank 1/20 Gallons