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Blue Leg Pistol Shrimp - Alpheus formosus

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The Blue Leg Pistol Shrimp (Alpheus formosus) is yellow-orange with a white stripe down its back and purplish-blue legs.

Pistol shrimp get their name from the loud popping sound they can make by quickly opening or closing their specially adapted claws. This is used as a defense mechanism to frighten off would-be predators and, unlike the Mantis Shrimp they are sometimes confused with, they are harmless to most tankmates.

Pistol shrimp are scavengers and carnivores. They can be target-fed with small meaty foods occasionally but they will also feed on leftover food in the aquarium. They can be kept with most fish that will not prey on them but should not be kept with small shrimp or lobsters.
Specifications
MPN
F93 0045 0644
Manufacturer
That Fish Place
Common NameBlue Leg Pistol Shrimp
Scientific NameAlpheus formosus
RestrictedYes
Originwestern Atlantic, Caribbean
Reef SafeYes
Invert SafeYes, with caution
Community SafeYes, with caution
Max Size (in inches)1.5
Min Tank Size (in gallons)5
DifficultyEasy
Internal Id
85185

State Restrictions
Alaska
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
California
Hawaii
Puerto Rico

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