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    Harlequin Shrimp - Hymenocera picta - Small

    That Fish Place - That Pet Place

    Item # 213707 / Manufacturer Part # F93 0045 0218

    Was $34.99
    Now
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    Price
    1 – 2$34.99
    3 – 5$33.24
    6 – 11$31.49
    12 – 24$29.74
    25 +$27.99
     
    This is a Restricted item and is not covered by our Arrive Alive 5-Day Guarantee. Please see our Guarantee Policy and Restricted Species List for more information.
    Mix and Match to save! Quantity discount applies to all eligible saltwater crabs and shrimp on your order.

    Harlequin Shrimp (Hymenocera picta) are attractive little shrimp whose unique body shape resembles full orchid blossoms. They have frilly white bodies with pink and purple spots. The claws and eyes appear thin and flattened. Hymenocera elegans is very similar to Hymenocera picta and is sometimes considered a regional variation rather than a separate species since the two species are found in separate locations.

    This shrimp is highly specialized in its care and diet. They are reef safe and invert safe, except around starfish. Their diet consist exclusively of sea stars. They will feed on any sea stars in their aquarium and should be fed a healthy sea star at least once a month. They will eat the small Asterina stars that reproduce in some home aquariums, but otherwise stars like Chocolate Chip Stars, Bahama Stars or other species should be purchased for them to feed on. Harlequin Shrimp will usually star at the ends of the star's legs and work towards the center so the starfish remains alive as long as possible.

    While these animals are very cryptic and can hide well, they should not be kept with larger potential predators. They are sensitive to changes in water chemistry, temperature and to low oxygen environments (including stagnant systems). Acclimate to the new system carefully to avoid shocking the shrimp. They can live alone but are almost always found in pairs in the wild. Some Hymenocera sp. shrimp are also known to occasionally feed on urchins as well as shrimp.
    Common NameHarlequin Shrimp - Small
    Scientific NameHymenocera picta
    OriginIndo-Pacific
    Reef SafeYes
    Invert SafeYes (except starfish)
    Community SafeYes
    DifficultyModerate
    Max Size (in inches)2
    Min Tank Size (in gallons)10
    DietCarnivore (exclusively starfish)
    Specific Gravity Range1.022-1.026
    pH Range8.0-8.4
    Temperature Range75-82
    RestrictedYes
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    Q: Is your livestock covered by any guarantee?
  • Most of our live items are covered by our 5-day Arrive Alive Guarantee. Restricted Items are not covered by this policy for any reason. View the full Livestock Guarantee Policy and Restricted Species list for full details. Any losses must be reported to us within the 5-day guarantee period and we do require verification for any losses.
  • Shipping charges are not covered by our livestock guarantee policy and are non-refundable.

  • Q: When will my Livestock order ship?
  • Live orders (fish, invertebrates) are shipped FedEx Standard Overnight or FedEx Priority Overnight Monday through Thursday for delivery Tuesday through Friday.
  • Live plants and live rock orders are shipped via FedEx 2-day express Monday through Wednesday for delivery Wednesday through Friday. Shipping upgrades to overnight shipping are available for an additional fee.
  • Orders placed before noon (Eastern) are generally shipped the same day. Orders placed after noon are shipped the next shipping day.
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  • Q: How much does it cost to have live plants and animals shipped to me?
  • Live Fish/Invert Charges:
  • *Standard Overnight: $34.99
  • Priority Overnight: $44.99
  • Live Aquarium Plant Shipping Charges:
  • FedEx 2-day Plant Shipping: $13.99 (default ship method)
  • *Standard Overnight Plant Shipping: $29.99
  • Priority Overnight Plant Shipping: $39.99
  • Live Rock Shipping Charges:
  • Packages are shipped free via FedEx 2-day Express. You may upgrade the shipping method to Standard Overnight or Priority overnight for an additional charge.
  • Please contact a livestock representative for upgraded shipping quotes at 1-877-367-4377.

  • *Standard Overnight where available only, priority rate may apply. Shipping charges are not covered by our livestock guarantee policy and are non-refundable.


  • Q: How do you ship live plants and animals?
  • Livestock orders are packed and shipped in a separate facility from dry goods and cannot be shipped with dry goods.
  • We make every effort to make transit comfortable and safe for livestock. We review the temperature and destination for every order, and pack the livestock accordingly. Fish and invertebrates are triple-bagged and packed with heat packs or ice packs (as needed) in insulated styrofoam containers and cardboard shipping boxes. Plants are carefully wrapped in wet paper and plastic then shipped in standard FedEx shipping boxes (with heat packs or ice packs as needed).
  • *Heat packs are usually taped to the lid or side of the box. These packets should be discarded after delivery; do not add these packets or their contents to your aquarium.
  • We always attach a copy of your invoice/packing list and our Guarantee Policy inside the box.


  • Q: Where does That Fish Place - That Pet Place ship Livestock?
  • Livestock shipping is available only within the contiguous 48 states (except California). We cannot ship livestock internationally (including Puerto Rico) or to Alaska, Hawaii or California.
  • View our complete list of aquatic plant shipping restrictions.
  • We are unable to ship livestock to APO or PO addresses.


  • Q: Can I specify size, color or sex?
  • Sizes of livestock items offered can vary by supplier, collection area, and time of year. We do not assign specific measurements to live items, but rather general sizes (small, medium, large, XL). If the actual size of a fish or invertebrate you are considering is a concern, please speak directly to a livestock representative to discuss the items you're considering. We do not sell any fish by sex other than those specifically listed as "male" or "female". We cannot guarantee that the fish can be successfully sexed or that the ratio of male/female you request will be available.
  • Please be aware that coloration within species may be quite variable. The specimen you recieve may not look exactly like the representative photo on the site do to these natural variations in color or markings. If you have a request for a specific color in any of our assorted items, you contact the Livestock Mailorder department at 877-367-4377 or livefish@thatpetplace.com. We try to fill special requests when possible, but cannot guarantee the preference.
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