Babaulti shrimp were discovered in the freshwater waterways of India around the turn of the 20th century by a French wildlife collector named Guy Babault. There are several color variants within the Caridina babaulti species with green being one of the rarer specimens to find.
Though these are "Green" Babaulti, roughly half are born with a sun-kissed orange coloration. As such, each shrimp order will likely come as a mix of green and orange colored shrimp. As eye-catching as these shrimp are, their colors stand out best against a darker substrate. Green Babaulti are extremely adaptable freshwater shrimp and enjoy heavily planted tanks. They're great for algae control and waste management. They breed very quickly, filling the tank with their vibrant colors.
Specs & Water Parameters
WARNING: Large and/or aggressive fish or invertebrate (i.e. Angles or Crayfish) will attack and/or eat dwarf shrimp.
- Lifespan: 1-2 years
- Max Size: 1.5"
- Sex: Females are distinguished from males by their intense green coloring and larger size
- pH: 6.5 - 7.8
- Temp: 64 - 84 F
- TDS: 80-400
- gH: 4-14
- kH: 0-10