Common Name: Short Nose shrimp
Scientific name: Caridina sp.
Wild Origin: Egypt/Algeria
Maximum Size: 6 – 7.8 cm or 2.5 – 3 inch
Short Nose Shrimp Care:
Tank Parameters Required:
pH – 6.8-8.0
gH – 5-12
kH – 1-5
TDS – 100-600
Temperature – 20-27C or 68 – 82F
Breeding: Hard – Some shrimplets may survive without brackish water but higher success rate is achieved with brackish water.
Use these instead of Yamato/Amano for algae eating in your dwarf shrimp tanks as they are much more friendly and less frenzied while eating.
Females are larger with color, males are skinner without color.