• Caridina cf. babaulti var. 'malaya' (Malayan Shrimp)

    English name: Malayan Shrimp , Rainbow Shrimp
    Scientific name: Caridina cf. babaulti var. ‘malaya’
    Origin: Malaysia
    Size male/female: 3 cm or 1.2 inch
    Water temperature: 20 - 28.0 °C or 68 - 82.4 °F
    Water Parameters: pH 6.5 - 7.8
    Reproduction: in freshwater
    Behaviour: non-aggressive
    Difficulty: easy
    Description: Colouration differs from brown to blue to transparent; sometimes shrimps have white stripes and/or a back-stripe.
    They look a bit similar to Ninja shrimps (C. seratirostis).
    My experience on this species:
    Remarks: Offspring is smaller than from other dwarf shrimp species.
    Shrimplets therefore need very well cycled tanks with biofilm and algae.