Banded Coral Shrimp

Species information for the Banded Coral Shrimp, in the Shrimp category.

  1. Scientific name - Stenopus hispidus

    Family – Stenopodidae

    Common name – Boxer, Coral Banded Shrimp

    Range - Caribbean, Cebu, Hawaii, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Sumatra

    Max Size – 2.5 in (6 cm)

    Care Level – Easy

    Temperament – Semi-aggressive

    Foods and feeding – This shrimp will scavenge its food the aquarium but will appreciate occasional treats of meaty foods.

    Supplements - Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine, Trace Elements

    Aquarium suitability -

    Reef compatibility – Yes

    Captive care – The shrimp is known to start out as a docile tank mate, but become very aggressive killing other inverts and small fish. They should be kept only one per tank. It is an opportunistic predator. They come in a variety of different colors. Like all invertebrates, they are extremely sensitive to nitrates and copper, and should only be kept in aquariums with pristine water conditions.
     

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    Last edited: May 2, 2011
    little_fish, Jan 17, 2011
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