Common Name: Taiwanese Sweet River Prawn
Scientific name: Macrobrachium Esculentum
Wild Origin: North Areas of Taiwan
Maximum Size: 8-10 cm or 3.2 – 4 inches
Taiwanese Sweet River Prawn Care:
Tank Parameters Required:
pH – 6.6-7.5
gH – 3-9
kH – 1-5
TDS – 100-500
Temperature – 18-25C or 64 – 78F
Temperament: Omnivore/Much more peaceful then your typical macrobrachium.
Breeding: Not sure
Difficulty: Easy – one of the hardiest shrimp we have ever imported and kept.
One of the more rare and harder to come by macrobrachium in the hobby.
The males have one big fat claws with hundreds of little hairs on it making it look like it has one really hairy arm.