The Banded Coral Shrimp is an excellent addition to your cleaning crew. Watching this shrimp clean your fish by picking dead tissue and parasites off them is not only entertaining but mesmerizing. They are effective bristle worm hunters that help keep these pests under control. They can be aggressive towards other Banded Coral Shrimp and smaller shrimp of different species, but most are peaceful towards fish, corals, and invertebrates and are an excellent addition to any tank.
It should be housed individually or kept as a true mated pair because of its aggressive disposition towards other Banded Coral Shrimp. It is intolerant of high nitrate or copper levels. Be sure to maintain proper iodine levels in the aquarium to help ensure proper molting. The Banded Coral Shrimp must be acclimated slowly to avoid any salinity and/or pH shock.
Banded Coral Shrimp *Stenopus Hispidus*
- Care Level: Easy
- Diet: Carnivore
- Max Size: 3"
- Temperament: Semi-aggressive
- Reef Compatible: Yes
- Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025