Coral Banded Shrimp (Stenopus hispidus)

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The Coral Banded Shrimp is also known as Boxer Shrimp because of the stance it assumes looking like it is always ready to fight with its pinchers held high. It is a peaceful shrimp in the reef tank except it will fight with others like itself unless it is a mated pair.
  COMMON NAME:   Coral Banded Shrimp
  SCIENTIFIC NAME:   Stenopus hispidus
  SIZE AVAILABLE:   ~3/4 -1.5 inch
  MINIMUM TANK SIZE:   30 gallons
  FOOD/DIET:   Carnivore
  CARE LEVEL:   Moderately Easy
  REEF SAFE:   Yes
  AVAILABILITY:   Most always available - 99%

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