Northern Territory, Australia.
After mating the female carries her eggs under her tail. The young disperse when they are fully developed.
Omnivorous and Herbivorous (grazes on algae). Will also scavenge on fish foods.
Native Australian shrimp, very useful for algae control in planted tanks. Ensure fish tankmates are of similar small size. Please note: avoid the use of copper based treatments if invertebrates are present in the tank.