Thanks for sharing these images and information. Is #1 endemic to Singapore? I know AVA is controlling pet trade in Singapore, are shrimps within the scope of the wildlife acts?
Thanks, SC! Caridina temasek is actually distributed in wider range, from southern Thailand to East Kalimantan, but in Singapore, it can only be found from one location. That makes us worry about their conservation status. Now, we are looking into the genetic difference between populations from Singapore and Malaysia, so that we could have better understanding of their conservation status. The species was listed under Red Data Book of Singapore, and protected by Wildlife Acts.