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The Purple Coral Banded Shrimp, scientifically known as Stenopus sp., is a captivating and highly sought-after marine invertebrate that adds a pop of color and unique behavior to saltwater aquariums. With its striking purple coloration and fascinating movements, the Purple Coral Banded Shrimp is a true gem that will enhance the visual appeal of your aquarium.


The Purple Coral Banded Shrimp showcases a vibrant purple hue that sets it apart from other coral banded shrimp species. Its elongated body and prominent pincers make it an eye-catching addition to reef or fish-only aquariums. These shrimps are known for their intriguing feeding behavior, where they use their specialized pincers to capture and consume small prey.


These shrimps are generally peaceful and can be kept in pairs or small groups, depending on the size of the aquarium. They are excellent scavengers and contribute to the cleanliness of the aquarium by consuming detritus and leftover food.


Caring for the Purple Coral Banded Shrimp involves maintaining stable water conditions. They thrive in a marine environment with appropriate salinity, temperature, and pH levels. A well-established aquarium with hiding spots and live rock will contribute to their well-being. They are opportunistic feeders and will readily accept a variety of foods, including high-quality marine pellets, frozen foods, and small meaty items.


Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: 72-78°F
  • pH: 8.1-8.4
  • Salinity: 1.023-1.025


Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Our team of experts is always happy to provide personalized guidance and answer any questions you may have about the care of the Purple Coral Banded Shrimp.

Purple Coral Banded Shrimp

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