Cardinal Shrimp (Sulawesi)

Cardinal Shrimp


The Cardinal Shrimp originates from Lake Mantano, its natural habitat retains a temperature of 82-85F, pH 8.5, TDS 180-220, GH 7, KH 5, and dissolved oxygen of 6.93 mg/L. Stability and highly oxygenated waters are a must for this species. Since its introduction, hobbyists have had success in pH conditions as low as 7.4.


  • Scientific Name: Caridina Dennerli
  • Common Name: Cardinal Shrimp, Sulawesi Cardinal
  • 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

The Cardinal shrimp can range from a light red to a wine red (almost black) coloration, with white or blue dots across its body and white maxillipeds.