Banded Coral Shrimp, Gold

Banded Coral Shrimp, Gold
Latin name:
(Stenopus zanzibaricus)

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Preferred Conditions

72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025

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Minimum Tank Size


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The Gold Banded Coral shrimp requires a healthy environment with ample space and the right parameters to thrive. It should be kept singly to prevent fighting and potential injury, and should be slowly acclimated with the Drip Method to avoid salinity and pH shock. To maintain good health, the water should be monitored for nitrates, copper levels and iodine levels, as these all need to be kept at an optimal level. Additionally, it is important to note that the Gold Banded Coral Shrimp should not be kept with other species, due to potential aggression. Therefore, the tank should be carefully chosen in order to provide a suitable living space for the shrimp.

Successful breeding of the Gold Banded Coral Shrimp is not impossible, however it requires special attention to water parameters and living environment. To maximize the chances of successful breeding, it is essential to ensure that the shrimp are provided with ample food and clean water. Additionally, the tank should be well oxygenated and maintain an optimal temperature range. With the right conditions, the Gold Banded Coral Shrimp can thrive and reproduce.

In the wild, the Gold Banded Coral Shrimp feeds on parasites, dead tissue removed from fish, and other tiny organisms. In a home aquarium, it will accept most flaked and frozen foods, plankton, and meaty items. Banded Coral Shrimp are also effective bristleworm hunters in the reef aquarium, helping to keep the population of these pests under control.