Max Size: 3cm

Yellow Nose Sulawesi Shrimp (Caridina Spinata)

The Sulawesi Yellow Nose is an attractive shrimp with red and yellow contrasting colours adding beauty to any hobbyists tank.

It is best to keep these shrimps in groups of ten or more in a species only tank to avoid unnecessary stress as they can be pretty shy. However, you can keep them with incredibly peaceful tankmates such as small, docile fish or other Shrimp species with the same water parameters.

Sulawesi Yellow Nose Shrimps are a deep red colour. Their nose, tail and legs are an orange-yellow colour, and their tentacles are pure white and longer than the entire body. These Shrimp have yellow stripes and small white spots on their bodies.


Yellow Nose Sulawesi Shrimp
Yellow Nose Sulawesi Shrimp
Yellow Nose Sulawesi Shrimp
Yellow Nose Sulawesi Shrimp
Quick Facts
Scientific NameCaridina Spinata
Other NamesYellow Nose Shrimp, Red Goldflake Shrimp, Yellow Cheek Shrimp
Classification Malacostraca
Order Decapoda
Aquarium LevelAll Levels
DifficultyIntermediate - Advanced
Best kept asGroups 8+
Lifespan1 -2 years
Water Parameters
Water TypeFreshwater
PH7.5 - 8.5
KH4 - 5
TDS75 - 150
78 - 88℉
25.6 - 31.1℃


Sulawesi Yellow Nose Shrimps are unfussy omnivores, with biofilm and algae being their main food source. When kept in large groups, it is essential to balance their feeding. Slightly boiled vegetables and good quality dried foods make great supplements.

It would be best if you fed your Sulawesi Shrimp once a day and only give them a certain amount that they can consume within 2 to 3 hours; otherwise, the excess food lying around can affect the water quality in the aquarium. Furthermore, overfeeding your Shrimp can cause them to die.

Sexual Dimorphism

It is challenging to distinguish males from female Yellow Nose Shrimp as both sexes look identical. Females have no prominent enlarged abdomen like other Dwarf Shrimp apart from when the female is carrying eggs. However, males tend to be slightly smaller than females.

Other Caridina of interest

Amano Shrimp(Caridina multidentata)
Black King Kong Shrimp(Caridina cf Cantonensis)
Blue Bolt Shrimp(Caridina cantonensis)
Cardinal Sulawesi Shrimp(Caridina Dennerli)
Crystal Black Shrimp(Caridina Cantonensis)
Crystal Red Shrimp(Caridina Cantonensis)
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Date Added: 23/03/2021 - Updated: 02/02/2022 16:55:42