TIGER PISTOL SHRIMP / SNAPPING SHRIMP (Alpheus bellulus) MARINE INVERTRegular price £20.00
Tiger pistol srimp, Tiger snapping shrimp (Alpheus bellulus)
Care level: Easy
Reef compatibility: Reef safe
Max size: 7 cm
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.
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