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The Harlequin Shrimp is best kept as mated pairs in an aquarium with moderate light. They can however be kept successfully without a mate. They cannot tolerate copper or high nitrates, and iodine levels must be correct and maintained to ensure proper molting.
Harlequin Shrimp eat only echinoderms, primarily starfish, and a few urchin species. It will eat starfish (Asternia, Linckia, Fromia sp.) by starting at the tip of the arm and working its way to the central disc. The starfish may shed the arm, but is often mortally wounded.
As its primary source of food, you will need to supply the Harlequin Shrimp with starfish. The adults may also eat sea urchins.