Harlequin Shrimp

Harlequin shrimp are one of the most beautifully patterned marine shrimp you’ll find. Their swirling blue, white, and tan colors make stunning additions to reef tanks.

And since they have no problem scuttling around during the day, you’ll love having them around

Unfortunately, harlequin shrimp have complicated menus to accommodate. They want starfish and ONLY starfish. (Okay, you can throw an occasional sea urchin in there)

  • In the Wild: Africa, Indian Ocean
  • Length: 1.5-2 inches (3.8-5cm)
  • Reef-Safe? Yes
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Tank Size: 10 Gallons (38 l)
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Lifespan: 7 years