Tiger Snapping Shrimp (Alpheus bellulus) Care
The Tiger Snapping Shrimp, Alpheus bellulus, is also known as the Pretty Snapping Shrimp and the Tiger Shrimp. These shrimp come from the Indo-Pacific region. They are primary red and white with a striped tiger-like patterning and are distinguished by making a loud snapping noise with their one large claw.
These shrimp are carnivores and require a diet rich in meaty foods – if they can not find enough food scavenging in the tank, you can supplement their diet with pieces of clam, fish, and shrimp or live brine shrimp.
Tiger Snapping Shrimp can reach lengths of about 3″ and can be housed in everything between nano tanks and large aquariums. They are generally peaceful but may fight with other males of their kind.
They are reef safe.
NOTE: These shrimp are very sensitive to changes in salinity so acclimation should be done very slowly.