Harlequin Shrimp

Harlequin Shrimp


The Harlequin Shrimp originates from Lake Towuti, its natural habitat retains a temperature of 84F, pH 8.4, TDS 150-180, GH 6, KH 4, and dissolved oxygen of 7.15 mg/L. Stability and highly oxygenated waters are a must for this species. Harlequin Shrimp is scientifically classified as Caridina Woltoreckae, not Caridina cf. Spongicola (a common mislabel).


  • Scientific Name: Caridina Woltoreckae
  • Common Name: Harlequin Shrimp, Sulawesi Harlequin
  • Origin: Sulawesi
  • pH: 7.4-8.4
  • Temp: 76-82°F
  • TDS: 80-140
  • KH: 0-6
  • GH: 4-9
  • Fertility: Medium
  • Difficulty: Hard

Grading and Variations

Harlequin shrimp are clear in body coloration, with deep red stripes around the length of its body.