Banded Coral Shrimp, Blue

lg 90055 Blue Banded Coral Shrimp
Latin name: (Stenopus tenuirostris)

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Blue, Red, White, Yellow



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The Blue Banded Coral Shrimp are a vibrant addition to any marine aquarium. With its blue body and red and white banded chelae and abdomen, it is an eye-catching invertebrate that is sure to draw admiration from any onlooker. In addition to providing a beautiful display, the shrimp are also a valuable asset to the aquarium environment, as they help keep parasites and dead tissue from fish at bay, as well as keeping the population of bristleworms under control. With their attractive appearance and helpful nature, the Blue Banded Coral Shrimp are a great choice for any reef or invertebrate aquarium.

The Blue Banded Coral Shrimp is an excellent choice for smaller aquariums and is relatively hardy. It is important to acclimate this shrimp slowly to avoid any salinity and/or pH shock. It is also essential to maintain low nitrate and copper levels, as well as the correct iodine levels in the water to promote healthy molting. Additionally, this shrimp should be kept solo in the aquarium to ensure its safety and well-being.

Breeding the Blue Banded Coral Shrimp is usually not successful. The larvae are generally destroyed by filtration and skimming.

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