Coral Banded Shrimp for Sale - The Coral Banded Shrimp (Stenopus hispidus), commonly known as Boxer Shrimp, or Banded Coral Shrimp, is a popular and inexpensive invertebrate to add to your reef tank.
Coral Banded Shrimp have an attractive and unique coloration consisting of alternating red/brown and white bands around its legs and body and fairly long pinchers and extra long white antennae. Combined with its prickly body texture, this peaceful member of the Stenopodidae family brings interest to any marine aquarium.
Coral Banded Shrimp can be aggressive towards other Coral Banded Shrimp and smaller shrimp of different species, most are peaceful towards fish, corals, and invertebrates within your aquarium. Because of its aggressive disposition towards other Coral Banded Shrimp, the Coral Banded Shrimp should be housed individually or kept as a true mated pair.
Native to the oceans of Indonesia, the Coral Banded Shrimp is perhaps the most widely distributed shrimp in the sea. It usually hangs upside-down in caves or crevices, with only its antennae emerging from the hole. In captivity, these shrimp usually range between2 yo 3 inches. However, there are also reports that they can grow up to 4 inches.
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