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The Yellow Banded Coral Shrimp, scientifically known as Stenopus cyanoscelis, is a striking and beneficial invertebrate that is popular in marine aquariums. Here are details about the Yellow Banded Coral Shrimp for aquarium enthusiasts:



  • Average Size: Approximately 2 inches
  • Tank Size Required: Suitable for smaller to medium-sized reef aquariums.


Temperament: Yellow Banded Coral Shrimp are generally peaceful but can show aggression towards other shrimp or similarly-shaped species. They are known for their active and entertaining behavior.


Diet: These shrimp are omnivores and will accept a varied diet. They are opportunistic feeders, consuming detritus, small invertebrates, and leftover food. Supplement their diet with specialized invertebrate pellets or frozen foods.


Characteristics and Looks: As the name suggests, the Yellow Banded Coral Shrimp has distinct yellow bands on its body and appendages. It has long, slender claws and a body that is mostly transparent. Their vibrant coloration adds visual interest to reef aquariums.


Care Level: Considered moderately challenging. Provide a stable and established reef environment with appropriate hiding spaces.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 8.1-8.4
  • gH (General Hardness): 8-12 dGH
  • kH (Carbonate Hardness): 8-12 dKH
  • TDS (Total Dissolved Solids): 32-45 ppm
  • Temperature: 72-78°F


Disclaimer: Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values or personalized guidance, it is recommended to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, their team of experts is always happy to answer any questions you may have about the care of Yellow Banded Coral Shrimp in your specific aquarium setup.

Yellow Banded Coral Shrimp

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