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Harlequin Shrimp (Single)*

Species Availability:   4
Resides : Substrate around rocks
Consumes : Live starfish.
Max Size : 2" or 50mm
Origin : East Africa
Availability: Weekly
Warnings : This species is not compatible with other Harlequin shrimp unless paired.

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 species requires UPS Next Day Air or Express Mail and does not qualify for free shipping. Because this species cannot be housed with another Harlequin shrimp there is a maximum of one per customer. We are sorry if you have multiple tanks, the number of people purchasing two and putting them in the same tank has become a problem.

This species is compatible with:

Anemone Shrimp (Any)
Bongo Shrimp
Bumble Bee Shrimp
Coral Banded Shrimp (Any)
Crown Shrimp
Fire Shrimp
Harlequin Shrimp
Peppermint Shrimp
Pistol Shrimp
Randall's Pistol Shrimp
Saron Shrimp
Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp
Sexy Shrimp
Spotted Anemone Shrimp
Mated Pair

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