Candy Stripe Pistol Shrimp (Alpheus sp.)


The Candy Stripe Pistol Shrimp, also known as the Snapping Shrimp or the Randalls’ Pistol Shrimp, is native to the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific. Pistol Shrimp get their name from being able to snap their claws with extreme speed, sending an air bubble and a shock wave towards their prey to hunt. These shrimp are a beautiful and helpful additional to a saltwater setup, as they will sift through your sandy substrate to hunt and create a interesting symbiotic relationship with any gobies.

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Candy Stripe Pistol Shrimp (Alpheus sp.)

Origin: Indo-Pacific

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          8.2 – 8.4
Temp:                     74-78F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <20ppm
Salinity:                  35ppt