• Caridina cf. babaulti sp. 'green' (Green Neon Shrimp)

    English name: Green Shrimp
    Scientific name: Caridina cf. babaulti "green"
    Origin: india
    Size male/female: 3 cm / 3.5 cm or 1.2 inch / 1.4 inch
    Water temperature: 20 - 28 C or 68 - 82 F
    Water Parameters: pH 6.8 - 7.5
    High or low breeding form: high
    Behaviour: non-agressive
    Difficulty: easy
    Description:
    Green body, sometimes with backstripe. Frequently the coloration turns to brown, depending on the mood.
    "Saddle" and eggs are green too. Very small eggs for a high breeding form. The shrimplets are very small and slow growing.
    My experience on this species:
    They are breeding better in heavily planted tanks without other tankmates.
    Remarks:
    Good species for harder water. So far I know there are existing different types of green shrimps, so the description above cannot be valid in general.