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 Express Mail and does not qualify for free shipping.