Harlequin Shrimp (Pair)*
|Resides : Substrate around rocks|
|Consumes : Live starfish.|
|Max Size : 2" or 50mm|
|Origin : East Africa, Hawaii when open|
|Warnings : This pair would not be compatible with another Harlequin shrimp.|
Arguably the best looking shrimp in the ocean, the Harlequin shrimp (Hymenocera picta) feed only on live starfish. They are used sometimes to prey on Asterina stars in systems where their abundance has become a nuisance. They should kept in aquariums larger than 40 gallons if starfish other than Asterina starfish are going to make up its diet. The shrimp grow to almost 2 inches in length, they are shipped between 1-2". Two harlequin shrimp cannot be kept together in the same aquarium unless they are a mated pair. This listing is for a mated pair, they will remain mated for life.
This species requires UPS Next Day Air or Express Mail and does not qualify for free shipping.
This species is compatible with:
|Anemone Shrimp (Any)||✔|
|Bumble Bee Shrimp||✔|
|Coral Banded Shrimp (Any)||✘|
|Randall's Pistol Shrimp||✔|
|Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp||✔|
|Spotted Anemone Shrimp||✔|