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