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Red Caribbean Pistol Shrimp - Alpheus sp.

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The Red Caribbean Pistol Shrimp has a red body with white markings and purplish legs. Unlike most other pistol shrimp, these pistols don't form bonds with shrimpgobies. Instead, they form bonds with the Curlycue Anemone (Bartholomea annulata).



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 NameRed Caribbean Pistol Shrimp
Scientific NameAlpheus sp.
OriginCaribbean
Reef SafeYes
Invert SafeYes, with caution
Community SafeYes
DifficultyEasy to Moderate
Max Size (in inches)2
Min Tank Size (in gallons)15
DietCarnivore, Scavenger
Specific Gravity Range1.022-1.026
pH Range8.0-8.4
Temperature Range75-82
RestrictedYes
Internal Id
15374


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

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Long living. Shrimp live4-5 years