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Tiger pistol srimp, Tiger snapping shrimp  (Alpheus bellulus)

Family: Alpheidae

Care level: Easy

Temperament: Peaceful

Reef compatibility: Reef safe

Max size: 7 cm

Diet: Carnivore

Tiger pistol shrimps are colorful and active tank inhabitants that do a useful job of moving and turning sand and gravel in what seems to be a constant mission to scape it's environment. Snapping shrimp make a loud clicking noise with their pincers to deter intruders, unlike mantis shrimps snapping shrimps do not pose any threat to other tank inhabitants.

Tiger pistol shrimp form a semi-symbiotic or commensal relationship with various species of goby (Watchman goby's), this relationship is easy to establish in a reef tank and is fascinating to watch. For obvious reasons reef keepers prize the chance to have a natural mutually beneficial relationship playing out in their tank.

Pistol shrimp are scavengers and will feed on various left overs, pellets or frozen meaty foods.



Due to variations in species your item may not be identical to that featured in the image, we do however ensure the species is correct and that the markings and colors are very similar.

Before ordering please familiarise yourself with our alive arrive guarantee and the process for making claims under our guarantee.

We offer an 'Arrive Alive' guarantee on all corals, critters, fish and invertebrates. If they do not arrive alive then subject to these terms and conditions you can request a replacement or refund. We guarantee our livestock will arrive alive, there is no reason why it should arrive any other way due to the care and professional way in which they are packaged with heatpacks, polystyrene boxes and all other necessary precautions considered for the species we are shipping.

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Really nice shop. Nice coral and fish selection and prices are good too. Fish food is also a good quality and price. Will be visiting again soon 👍

Dee Stan

May be smaller then some shops in the area but very well priced and can always find a little jem or two in here I never leave without something new for the tank

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