Origin: Southern China.
Appearance: This shrimp has a bright to brown marbled colour. Wild caught shrimp have a parasite in their neck which look like small orange balls.
Sexing: Females are more robust.
Life span: Up to 2 years.
Size: Up to 2.5 cm.
Gestation: 3 to 4 weeks.
Character: Friendly. Not to be kept with large fish.
Tank setup: From 10 liter. Small leaved plants and moss are very suitable.
Waterconditions: Temperature 18-28ºC with an acidity of pH7 and a water hardness of 8dGH.
Feeding: Will eat algae, excessive food, cooked vegetables and detritus. Leafs from beach, alder and oak trees will be eaten as well.
Breeding: Breeding is easy. The offspring do not have the parasite.
Tank mates: Small fish, catfish, other shrimp and large crayfish.
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