Native to India, the Caridina babaulti live in harder water than the rest of the caridina which makes cohabitation with the neocaridina possible in an aquarium of 50-60 liters minimum, The neocaridina being more prolific they will gain the upper hand in a smaller volume.
Adult shrimp measure 2-3 cm. sold 10-15mm
The color of babaulti can vary from green to brown to yellow and can change colors quickly depending on the environment. The male is lighter in color than the female.
The female has a wider abdomen than that of the male and sports an orange-yellow patch behind the head, corresponding to the ovarian sac. This develops when the female reaches sexual maturity, between the 3rd and 4th month after birth. Rather, shrimps evolve at the bottom of the aquarium. The female reproduces only after a moult. After mating, her ovarian sac descends under her abdomen and eggs form in it. Their coloring can vary from yellow to green or even to brown depending on the maintenance conditions (food, soil, etc.). The female will often oxygenate them throughout the incubation period (25 days on average) by stirring them. It gets rid of non-viable eggs by expelling them. The others remain firmly attached thanks to a transparent sticky paste that binds them together. Once the juveniles are formed, the female expels them from her abdomen. They are then a carbon copy of adults, in miniature.