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Pistol Shrimp*

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Species Availability:   No stock
Resides : Substrate around rocks
Consumes : Fish food
Max Size : 2" or 50mm
Origin : Caribbean
Availability: Monthly
Warnings : This species is not compatible with other shrimp.

The pistol shrimp gets its name from the sound it makes from its pinchers. The loud "pop" sound is used to frighten would be predators and stun tiny prey. You will be able to hear this in your house if you keep one of these shrimp. While this shrimp is an omnivore, it is considered reef safe and is pretty well behaved. They will create burrows in your aquarium just under the rocks.

Grows to a little less than 2 inches, good for a 10 gallon or larger tank. It can be fed just about any sinking food.  Pellets will work fine. This item is for a green or mottled colored Pistol Shrimp or Snapping Shrimp. (Alpheus spp.)

 Shrimp require low nitrates, (under 20ppm, and preferably under 10ppm).

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)
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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