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Caridina cf. Babaulti var. Stripes (Striped babaulti shrimp)


Origin: India - South Asia.
Appearance: The babaulti shrimp come in a wide range of colours. Selective breeding is required in order to maintain a colour. This species has a distinctive stripe pattern.
Sexing: Females will grow to about 2,5 cm whilst the males will be slightly smaller. Females are dark brown with a golden stripe on their back and 7 dark vertical stripes on their body. Males will be lighter and slim and have transparent circles.
Life span: 2 to 2.5 years.
Size: 3 to 4cm.
Sexually mature: From 3 months.
Gestation: About 4 weeks.
Character: Friendly. Not suitable to be kept with larger fish as they will be seen as food.
Tank setup: Aquaria starting at 10 liters. They like to hide in plants. Plants with small leaves and Java moss are very suitable.
Waterconditions: Temperature of 18-28ºC with an acidity of pH6.2 to pH7.5 and a water-hardness of 8-15dGH.
Feeding: They will eat algae, detritus(plant waste, organic material),leftover food, boiled vegetables and special shrimp food.
Breeding: Reasonably easy. It takes a while before they start breeding. They seem to like hard water.
Tank mates: Shrimp, small fish and large crayfish.
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