Cardinal Sulawesi Shrimp (Caridina dennerli) | Splashy Fish

Sulawesi Shrimp White Legs Red Body

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  • All our live fish, shrimp, snails are care with love and passion, when through minimum of 14 days quarantined and shipped from Splashy Fish facility in Springfield, Virginia, USA
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Live Arrival Guarantee:

Benefit from our extensive experience in shipping live fish. In 2021, our records indicated a mere 0.5% dead-on-arrival (DOA) rate for all live fish orders, compared to the industry standard of 1.5%. These numbers translate to only 5 out of 1000 orders experiencing DOA fish.

At Splashy Fish, customer satisfaction is our priority. That's why we provide a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee on all animals shipped via USPS, UPS, or FedEx. Please note - Splashy Fish reserves the right to void Live Arrival Guarantee protection under the following circumstances:

  1. The customer has chosen USPS First Class Mail as a shipping method. 
  2. The shipping address is a PO Box address
  3. The order was refused delivery by the customer.
  4. If the order is returned to the sender for any reason. For instance, an incorrect shipping address, an undeliverable address, etc. 
  5. The order was held for pick up at USPS, UPS, and FedEx offices for longer than 24 hours after the last update on the tracking number. 
  6. The Live Arrival Guarantee claim does not include all the requirements mentioned below
  7. The Live Arrival Guarantee claim is made after the claim period mentioned below. 
  8. The animals are not in their original packaging

Live Arrival Guarantee Claim Period: 

For Live Fish and other invertebrates: one and a half hours (1.5 hours) after the posted delivery time. 

For Snails: 48 hours after the posted delivery time. 


Steps to claim Splashy Fish's Live Arrival Guarantee: 

  1. Take a picture of the shipping box and the shipping label. 
  2. For live fish and other invertebrates: Please provide two pictures of each bag (containing the dead fish) upon arrival. Ensure the images display the bag in its original, unopened condition with the original rubber band intact
  3. For Snails: Position the snail in one corner of the tank. If the snail does not move within 48 hours, please take several pictures of the snail's opening
  4. Send an email to with the subject line: DOA and Your Order Number, or message us on social media.
  5. In the body of the email, include your tracking number.
  6. The claim must be sent within the claim period mentioned above.

After submitting the required information, please allow us 1-3 business days to determine the cause of the issue. If the claim is valid and approved by our team, you will

  • Receive a store credit for future purchases, excluding the shipping cost, of the dead-on-arrival fish 

If the Live Arrival Guarantee claim does not meet all listed requirements, Splashy Fish reserves the right to reject it. 

Shipping live animals and plants is a complex process, and temperature plays a crucial role in ensuring the safe and secure delivery of your order.

If the highest daytime temperature in your location and the lowest nighttime temperature here in Springfield, Virginia—where our facility is situated—fall below 40°F or exceed 90°F, we will proactively delay your order. This measure is taken to prioritize the well-being of the animals and plants.

For the safety of our living cargo and to protect your investment, we retain the right to suspend shipping as necessary due to extreme weather conditions. Our Splashy Fish team will assess the situation and determine if it is unsuitable to ship, considering the safety of the animals.

To stay informed or address any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our dedicated Splashy Fish Support team via email at

Once our team prints and packs your order, we'll notify you via email. This notification will include your tracking number and the expected arrival day. If you opt for UPS 2 Day shipping, your package should arrive within 2 days after shipment. Similarly, if you choose UPS 1 Day, your order will reach you the day after it is shipped. In the case of orders containing only plants or dry goods, they may be shipped via USPS, provided that this is the selected shipping option during checkout.

We ship all of the customer orders from our warehouse located in Springfield, VA. We pack and ship our orders depending on the orders with the exception of someday we cannot ship out live fish.

All Live Fish orders will be shipped out on Tuesday and Wednesday each week for overnight shipping by UPS.

Monday to Saturday:  We will pack and ship out all orders that do not contain live fish. 

Sunday: (Splashy Day) Today is the day we let our hard-working team members and our fish to destress and ready for the following week's shipment.

For more information regarding about shipping please visit us our Shipping Policy and Schedule

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** For the safety of this shrimp, We now ship this shrimp exclusively via UPS Next Day Air or UPS Next Day Air Saver. You will see the automatic shipping rate display at check out**


Cardinal Sulawesi shrimp (scientific name: Caridina dennerli ) is a real challenge to every aquarist even when they are already the masters of shrimp-keeping. Although the freshwater shrimp is regarded as the most easy-going among Sulawesi shrimp species, it is still not a wise choice for beginners. This shrimp is tank breed by Splashy Fish

Native to ancient lakes in Sulawesi island, Indonesia, where natural habitats, especially aquatic environments, are almost stable and unchanged, Cardinal shrimp are very sensitive to any (even small) changes in the living conditions. Therefore, in order to keep them, shrimp keepers must have excellent skills in dealing with the tank setup and maintenance. Normally, Cardinal Sulawesi shrimp thrive in stable water parameters having a warm temperature range of 77 - 84oF (25o - 28oC), mere alkaline pH levels around 7.8 – 8.2, and hardness of 6-8. Clean water is the prioritized factor to ensure the survival of the special Cardinal Sulawesi shrimp. Besides, arranging their home aquarium replicating the wild habitats will increase the chance of the shrimp thrive and soon get accustomed to the new surroundings. Dark carbonate-rich soil/substrate, driftwood, and rocks (having large surface areas for algae to grow on) are the best additions in this case. A few live aquatic plants are also appreciated by the cardinal shrimp.

Despite the fact of difficulty in terms of care, Cardinal Sulawesi shrimp catch the heart of many aquarists who dare to challenge themselves. The striking dark red (mere a brick hue) body and white tiny dots emerging randomly surely affirms that the center position of the aquarium tank belongs to the Cardinal Sulawesi shrimp. 

What You Can Expect From This Shrimp:

  • Striking appearance 
  • Difficult to care for
  • Peaceful and shy disposition


  • Temperature: 77° - 84° F (25° - 28° C) (with ideal temperature point of 82oF)
  • pH: 7.8 – 8.2
  • GH: 6-8 dGH
  • Minimum tank size: 10 gallons (the larger the better for monitoring water parameters)


  • Diet: Algae, biofilm, and decaying plant matter 
  • Social behavior: Relatively shy, peaceful, prefer living in groups (12-15 specimens)
  • Origin: Sulawesi, Indonesia
  • Average adult size: 1 inch 

See more details about care guide for Sulawesi shrimp here.

All orders containing Sulawesi shrimp will ship next on May 9th or May 16th. Please place this shrimp order separately. 

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