Tiger Pistol Shrimp (Alpheus bellulus)

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Tiger Pistol Shrimp

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Tiger Pistol Shrimp

Alpheus bellulus

Easy

sg

1.020 - 1.025

pH

8.1 - 8.4

[[Minimum temperature::22 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::27 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years




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Alternative names

Tiger Pistol Shrimp, Symbiosis Shrimp, Pretty Snapping Shrimp

Sexing

Unknown

Tank compatibility

Unlike the Mantis Shrimp, the Tiger Pistol Shrimp is peaceful towards tank mates and will pair up with Shrimp Gobies, and indeed do better if paired with a Goby.

Diet

The shrimp will take mysis or other small shrimp and may also accept sinking meaty pellets/wafers.

Feeding regime

How often to feed, etc.

Environment Specifics

Unknown

Behaviour

Unknown

Identification

A Pistol Shrimp can be identified by its large pistol claw which will be significantly bigger than the other. The claw is specially modified to shoot water at enemies and makes a loud popping sound.

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