Harlequin Shrimp


Size: Small
Sale price$79.99


Hymenocera picta.

The Harlequin Shrimp is a standout addition to any aquarium due to its unique look. It
sports a white body with bold light blue spots. In terms of size, the males are usually
smaller than the females. While they do well in pairs, keeping a single shrimp works fine
too. Harlequin Shrimp prefer to conceal themselves within rock structures during the
day, so it's important to provide ample hiding spots with rocks in their tank.

Their diet is quite specific, Harlequin Shrimp feed only on starfish. They like to eat the
little tube feet at the tip of a starfishes arm and this feeding habit often proves fatal for
the starfish.

When it comes to their care, it is important to get the water conditions right. Harlequin
Shrimp shed their old exoskeleton to allow for growth and the development of a new,
larger exoskeleton. Keeping the iodine level balanced is crucial for their health,
particularly for this shedding process.

If you are looking for a full cleanup crew you can shop our Saltwater Invert Packs.

*The Harlequin Shrimp, and all our inverts, are for saltwater aquariums only.

All invertebrates have an arrive alive guarantee.
Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image.

*Please note that we cannot guarantee that this shrimp will have both claws. They will have at least one and will grow back the missing one upon their next molt.*

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