Max Size: 4cm

Green Babaulti Shrimp (Caridina babaulti)

Are you looking for a unique and striking addition to your aquarium? Look no further than the Green Babaulti Shrimp. Despite their vibrant and stunning appearance, these shrimp are surprisingly rare within the aquarium hobby.

The lime-green colouration of the Green Babaulti Shrimp is unmatched by any other species in the hobby. But that's not all that sets them apart. Their extraordinarily long and serrated rostrum, topped with toothy appendages, adds an intriguing feature that will surely capture your attention.

Aside from their stunning appearance, these shrimp are also popular among aquarists for their activity level, low maintenance requirements, and hardiness. They are even capable of changing colour quickly when startled or agitated, making for an impressive display in your tank.

It's important to note that due to their small size, you should not keep Green Babaulti Shrimp with large or aggressive fish species. Instead, opt for peaceful, small fish or an invert-only setup to ensure their safety. And while they breed slowly, they make great tank mates for various other freshwater snails and peaceful Dwarf Crayfish.

As with any aquarium species, maintaining water quality is crucial for the happiness and health of your Green Babaulti Shrimp. Regular maintenance and water changes are key to ensuring optimal water quality in your tank.

Finally, remember to provide plenty of hiding places for your Green Babaulti Shrimp to feel comfortable and secure. Live plants with lots of texture, shrimp tubes, rocks, and driftwood all make great hiding places for these reclusive creatures. So why not add a touch of unique and vibrant colour to your aquarium with the beautiful Green Babaulti Shrimp?


Green Babaulti Shrimp
Quick Facts
Scientific NameCaridina babaulti
Classification Malacostraca
Order Decapoda
OriginsIndia, Iraq, Malaysia
Aquarium LevelAll Levels
Best kept asGroups 6+
Lifespan1 - 2 years
Water Parameters
Water TypeFreshwater
PH6.5 - 7.5
GH6 - 8
KH3 - 8
TDS100 - 200
75 - 82℉
24 - 28℃


Green Babaulti Shrimp are an omnivorous species that feed on plant and animal matter. In the wild, their diet consists of algae, biofilm, and detritus.

In an aquarium, they will consume various foods such as sinking pellets, flakes, and frozen foods like brine shrimp and bloodworms. They also enjoy fresh vegetables such as zucchini, spinach, cucumber, carrots, and lettuce. Adding leaf litter and cholla wood to the aquarium can also provide a source of food for them as they will feed on the microorganisms that grow on them.

It's essential to feed them a balanced diet to ensure they receive all the necessary nutrients they need to thrive. However, overfeeding should be avoided, as it can lead to poor water quality and health issues for the Shrimp.

Sexual Dimorphism

One of the key features of Green Babaulti Shrimp is their sexual dimorphism, which is quite noticeable. Males are typically smaller and more slender than females, while females have a larger and rounder body shape. Additionally, the females have a distinctive saddle-shaped marking on their backs, which is absent in males. This marking is the female's ovaries, indicating that she is sexually mature and ready to breed.

Understanding the sexual dimorphism of Caridina cf. babaulti is crucial for breeders who want to selectively breed for specific traits, as well as for hobbyists who wish to maintain a healthy and well-balanced shrimp colony in their aquarium.

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Date Added: 09/03/2023 10:28:03 - Updated: 09/03/2023 15:28:29