Malawa Shrimp

Malawa Shrimp


Caridina pareparensis parvidentata, commonly known as the Malawa shrimp, is the first Sulawesi caridina introduced to the hobby. Unlike the other difficult species found in ancient lakes, this river shrimp is by far the easiest species from the region, tolerating a large range of water parameters.


  • Scientific Name: C. Pareparensis Parvidentata
  • Common Name: Malawa Shrimp
  • Origin: Sulawesi
  • pH: 6.2-7.8
  • Temp: 64-84°F
  • TDS: 80-400
  • KH: 0-10
  • GH: 4-14
  • Fertility: High
  • Difficulty: Easy

Grading and Variations

Malawa shrimp are mostly clear/grey in coloration, with red pigments and silver bands across its body. Malawa shrimp are smaller than other dwarf shrimp species, approximately half their size, topping out at around 3/4″.