Harlequin Shrimp (Hymenocera picta)


The Harlequin Shrimp (Hymenocera picta) is a charismatic and unique choice for your saltwater aquarium. Easily recognized by its bright white body covered with colorful spots, these shrimp feed only on echinoderms (starfish and urchins) and are generally considered reef-safe. If you have an Asterina invasion, these shrimp will go straight to work cleaning your tank! They grow up to 2-inches, with females being slightly larger than the males as adults.

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Harlequin Shrimp (Hymenocera picta)

Origin: Indonesia

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