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Japanese Pistol Shrimp

Japanese Pistol Shrimp

Scientific Name: Alpheus bisincius
Ease of Care: Moderate
Approximate Arrival Size: Medium 1 to 1 3/4 inches
Approximate Full Size: 2.5 inches
Native Region: Indo-Pacific
Recommended Aquarium Size: 20+ Gallons
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Omnivore
Reef Safe: Yes

Sometimes called the Flat Head Pistol shrimp. It will form a symbiotic relationship with sand Gobies, which act as a lookout while the shrimp forages for food. They will accept most meaty foods and should be provided with at least 2 inches of a sandy substrate.

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