Golden Coral Banded Shrimp (Stenopus scutellatus)
Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Crustacea
Size: 2 in. Space:: 20+ gal. Diet: Detritus, shrimp, bristleworms, crabs
Reef Safe: Yes Care Level: Easy Temperament: Caution
Natural History: The Golden Coral Banded Shrimp is a facultative predator or scavenger, depending on what it finds. It is actually not a true shrimp. It is found at cleaning stations and in caves on reefs where it performs cleaning duties on fish.
Husbandry: The Golden Coral Banded Shrimp will attack other shrimp and crustaceans and may remove food from the mouths of anemones and corals. It will generally not harm any other reef inhabitants. It should not be housed with other cleaner shrimps. It may kill other cleaner shrimps, or may itself be killed in its effort.
AKA: Yellow Coral Banded Shrimp
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