Banded Coral Shrimp, Yellow
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Banded Coral Shrimp, Yellow
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Banded Coral Shrimp, Yellow (Stenopus cyanoscelis)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Red, Yellow
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size 1½"
Origin Indo-Pacific
Family Stenopodidae
Supplements Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine, Trace Elements
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Overview

The Yellow Banded Coral Shrimp, also known as the Caribbean Boxing Shrimp, has a yellow body and legs, while the chelae and abdomen have red and sometimes white and red bands. Members of the Stenopodidae are called "Boxing Shrimp" because of the large pinchers on their third set of legs. They often hold these pinchers erect, giving the appearance of a boxer ready to fight.

Sufficient room should be provided in the tank to allow the Yellow Banded Coral Shrimp to move with its long antennae. The Yellow Banded Coral Shrimp must be kept singly, or as a true mated pair, being intolerant of others of the same species. It may also harass other smaller shrimp of different species. It is relatively hardy, but must be acclimated slowly to avoid any salinity and/or pH shock. It is intolerant of high nitrates or copper levels, but iodine levels in the water must be correct to promote proper molting.

Breeding the Yellow Banded Coral Shrimp is usually not successful. Larvae are generally destroyed by filtration and skimming.

In the wild, the Yellow Banded Coral Shrimp feeds on parasites, dead tissue removed from fish, and other tiny organisms. In the home aquarium, it will accept most flaked and frozen foods, plankton, and meaty items. Banded Coral Shrimp are also effective bristleworm hunters in the reef aquarium, helping to keep the population of these pests under control.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1/2" to 3/4"; Medium; 3/4" to 1-1/4"; Large: 1-1/4" to 1-1/2"

Customer Testimonials

Ghar K Atlantic City , NJ
Super easy to keep and very peaceful in ANY marine aquarium.
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