Tiger Pistol Shrimp (Alpheus bellulus)
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Tiger Pistol Shrimp
57 Litres (15 US G.)
2-4 cm (0.8-1.6")
8.1 - 8.4
22 -27 °C (71.6-80.6°F)
This animal is available captive bred
Alternative names[edit | edit source]
- Tiger Pistol Shrimp, Symbiosis Shrimp, Pretty Snapping Shrimp
Sexing[edit | edit source]
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- Unlike the Mantis Shrimp, the Tiger Pistol Shrimp is peaceful towards tank mates and will pair up with Shrimp Gobies, and indeed do better if paired with a Goby.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- The shrimp will take mysis or other small shrimp and may also accept sinking meaty pellets/wafers.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- How often to feed, etc.
Environment Specifics[edit | edit source]
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
Identification[edit | edit source]
- A Pistol Shrimp can be identified by its large pistol claw which will be significantly bigger than the other. The claw is specially modified to shoot water at enemies and makes a loud popping sound.