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The Tiger Pistol Shrimp is a colorful and fascinating invertebrate that is highly popular among saltwater aquarium enthusiasts. These shrimp are known for their unique behavior of creating a loud snapping sound with their oversized claw, which they use to stun and capture prey.


Tiger Pistol Shrimp are relatively hardy and can adapt to a variety of aquarium conditions. They require a tank of at least 10 gallons with plenty of hiding places and a stable environment with consistent water parameters and a salinity level between 1.020-1.025.


These shrimp are peaceful and make a great addition to a community aquarium with other peaceful fish and invertebrates. They are known for their striking coloration, which can range from bright red to orange, and their unique behavior of burrowing in the sand and creating intricate tunnels and caves.


Tiger Pistol Shrimp are omnivores and will eat a variety of foods including shrimp pellets, flakes, and frozen foods such as brine shrimp and mysis shrimp. They will also scavenge for food and clean up leftover food particles in the aquarium.


It is important to note that Tiger Pistol Shrimp can be territorial and may attack other shrimp species or small invertebrates. They are also known to be sensitive to high levels of copper, so care should be taken when treating the aquarium with copper-based medications.

Tiger Pistol Shrimp

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