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Snapping Shrimp, Red Banded
(Alpheus randalli)
Snapping Shrimp, Red Banded Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided.

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size 2"
Color Form Red
Diet Carnivore
Supplements Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine, Trace Elements
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Origin Indo-Pacific
Family Alpheidae
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Overview

The Red Banded Snapping Shrimp and its cousins all have a unique left pincher. The pincher is modified to produce a loud sound and stream of water whenever it is opened or closed. In the aquarium, it sounds like a loud clicking noise.

Startling for the aquarist, it uses this skill in the wild to warn away predators and to knock down prey. The Red Banded Snapping Shrimp and its mate will usually reside in a burrow of sand or mud, often with one of the gobies of the genera Amblyeleotris or Stonogobiops. The goby's superior eyesight also gives it advance warning of any predators. They also tend to share some of each other's food.

While the shrimp are in the burrow, you will usually only see one of them "standing guard" at any one time. Under the cover of darkness it is likely to forage, occasionally preying on tiny shrimp. Otherwise, it will subsist on meaty foods and bottom feeder tablets in the aquarium. It is intolerant of copper or high nitrates, but will require a correct iodine level in the water for proper molting.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1/2" to 1-1/2"

Customer Testimonials

James K Chicago , IL
Probably the best pistol shrimp to pair with any type of goby.
Pete B North Aurora , IL
HyperActive little bulldozer. Really moves alot of sand. Fun to watch when paired w/compatible goby. Mine has a Yasha goby. Recommend highly.
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