Gold Spotted Shrimp - Tenuipedium palaemonoides
Gold Spotted Shrimp - Tenuipedium palaemonoides
Gold Spotted Shrimp - Tenuipedium palaemonoides
Gold Spotted Shrimp - Tenuipedium palaemonoides
Gold Spotted Shrimp - Tenuipedium palaemonoides
  • pretty floating shrimp
  • no reproduction in the aquarium
  • Freshwater and brackish water
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Gold Spotted Shrimp - Tenuipedium palaemonoides

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Gold Spotted Shrimp - Tenuipedium palaemonoides
Tenuipedium palaemonides lives up to its name "Spotted Gold" - the pretty golden spots that run along its entire side are something very special. The Sulfur Shrimp from Southeast Asia is a great alternative to the popular Nigerian Sulfur Shrimp, which unfortunately is no longer readily available. - Garnelio
Water values: soft to hard
Coloring: transparent
Difficulty: for beginners
Propagation: not possible in fresh water

The elegant Spotted Gold Shrimp or Gold Spotted Suspended Shrimp Tenuipedium palaemonides is a freshwater shrimp and is native to Southeast Asia. The transparent Spotted Gold shrimp have a fine black line pattern and the namesake golden spots along the flanks.

Very interesting is their swimming behavior - the Gold Spotted Shrimp likes to stay in the open water floating in a shoal, very similar to the Nigerian Floating Shrimp Desmocaris trispinosa - a great alternative to the "Schwebi" which has not been introduced for a long time. The rather quiet shrimps show themselves quite curious and not very shy. They find movements in front of the aquarium rather exciting and sometimes accompany them by their swimming behavior. Recommended Macrofeed

The Gold Spotted Shrimp was initially traded as Macrobrachium palaemonides, but has since been grouped into the newly created genus Tenuipedium(slender-footed shrimp). Among other things it differs from Macrobrachia in its slender appearance and especially the filigree limbs. Also the scissor legs are not strongly pronounced, which makes this large-armed shrimp a very peaceful aquarium companion.

The gold spotted hover shrimp grows to 4-6 inches in size, with females usually growing larger than males. They also have segments on the abdomen that extend further down, under which they tend the eggs during breeding. The egg spot can be seen very clearly in the nape of the transparent female hover shrimp, making sex differentiation easy in these nice, peaceful Palaemonidae.

Tenuipedium palaemonides live in shoals in nature. They are found from freshwater to brackish water in streams and estuaries. They usually share habitats with Caridina thambipillai (also known as Caridina propinqua) and therefore need similar conditions to the Sunkist shrimp in the aquarium as well: Soft or medium hard water to brackish water, 22 to 30 degrees and a pH of 6.5 to 8.5.

For an aquarium of 30 liters or larger, we recommend an initial stocking of 10 of the funny spotted floaters. Tenuipedium palaemonides ideally finds enough space to flo at in the aquarium despite planting - edge planting with free space in the aquarium center is certainly useful. The floating shrimps do not like strong currents. As substrate you can use water-neutral gravel or sand, but also a hardening substrate is possible - the same applies to the aquarium decoration.

The small floaters Tenuipedium palaemonides are peaceful fellows and fun to watch. The Spotted Gold Shrimp can be kept very well with other dwarf shrimp and also with snails and small fish. The filigree large-armed shrimp does not get along with crabs and shrimps.

Tenuipedium palaemonides belongs to the primitive reproductive type, which means that females carry hundreds of small eggs under their abdomen for several weeks, from which larvae hatch. The offspring of the Gold Spotted large-armed shrimp need brackish water to grow large. Breeding of the Spotted Gold Shrimp has not yet been successful in aquaristics.

The Spotted Gold Shrimp likes to utilize all kinds of leftovers in the aquarium. Tenuipedium palaemonides likes as omnivore with an emphasis on animal food beside food tablets for shrimps or catfish also granulated food or flake food, frozen food and live food in form of small worms. Small snails are sometimes also eaten.


Our food recommendation: The soft Mainfeed Softpads from NatureHolic are designed for daily feeding. They contain all the nutrients shrimp need for shell development, egg formation and growth. During the production we pay attention to a gentle and environmentally friendly production, in which the vitamins and other valuable ingredients are preserved as much as possible.

Our plant recommendation: Use for planting NatureHolic InVitros. These are free of snails, planaria and other unwanted co-inhabitants. Also free of algae spores, bacteria and fungi.

Expert Tip: We recommend for fish keeping the NatureHolic 3 Phase Liquid. The care set offers the best all-round protection for your animals. It ensures optimal conditions for successful breeding and keeping.

Scientific name: Tenuipedium palaemonides (Holthuis, 1950)
German Name: Spotted gold shrimp, gold spotted shrimp, gold spotted slender shrimp, gold spotted floating shrimp
Difficulty level: suitable for beginners
Origin/Distribution:Southeast Asia
Coloration:transparent with black stripe pattern and conspicuous small golden dots along the side of the body
Age expectancy: 18 to 24 months
Water parameters: GH to 30, KH to 30, pH 6.5 to 8.5, temperature 22 to 30 °C
Tank size: from 30 l, with plenty of swimming space
Food: Protein food, Natureholic mainfeed, frozen food, sinking live food, granules, Insect Bites, catfish tablets, flake food
Reproduction:has not succeeded in the aquarium so far; eggs hatch into larvae, which need brackish water
Behavior:very peaceful and sociable
Socialization: with small peaceful fish, other dwarf shrimp, snails and mussels
Further information Foliage for the aquarium + foliage list, Feed shrimp, crayfish, snails & mussels properly, 10 tips for budding aquarists
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Question: "Guten Tag liebes Garnelio Team Wann kriegen sie eigentlich wieder Nachwuchs/Zuwuchs von den Süssen? Ps: Sie hätten ja noch 2Stück wären das per zufall Männchen Weibchen? Liebe Grüsse Danu"

from Kevin (Garnelio)
from Kevin (Garnelio)

Hallo Daniel, vielen Dank für deine Frage! Eine Geschlechtsbestimmung bieten wir bei dieser Art leider nicht an. Die Tiere erhalten wir eher unregelmäßig. 

Question: "Wie viele darf man in einem 60 Liter Becken halten und mit welchen Fischen gibt es keine Probleme?"

from Kevin (Garnelio)
from Kevin (Garnelio)

Hallo Jasmin, vielen Dank für deine Frage! Das kommt immer auf die Fische an. Groß genug ist das Becken in jedem Fall.

Question: "Hallo Liebes Garnelio Team, ich habe ein 120 Liter Aquarium in dem sich neben Rotenphantomsalmlern auch ein Pärchen Schmetterlingsbuntbarschen befinden. Die Buntbarsche haben bis jetzt meine Armanogarnelen immer in Frieden gelassen da das Becken groß genug ist und die Garnelen sich ohne Probleme zurückziehen können. Ich würde mir gerne noch ein paar Gold Spotted Garnelen anschaffen und wollte einmal nachfragen, ob ihr hier ein Problem sehen würdet mit den Buntbarschen. "

from Kevin (Garnelio)
from Kevin (Garnelio)

Wir würden es eher nicht empfehlen, sie laufen Gefahr, unter Umständen gefressen zu werden.

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