Common Name: Tiger Shrimp
Scientific name: Caridina cf Cantonesis
Wild Origin: Southern China
Maximum Size: 2.5 – 3.5 cm or 1 – 1.4 inches
Tank Parameters Required:
pH – 6.8-7.5
gH – 5-8
kH – 1-3
TDS – 100-200
Temperature – 18-25C or 64 – 78F
Temperament: Omnivore/Non aggressive
The tiger shrimp’s first TWO black bands always bend forward, and the last THREE bands always bend backwards.
The Orange Eye Black Tigers and Orange Eye Blue Tigers came from a genetic mutation from the Tiger Shrimp.
Very closely related to the Crystal Red and Black shrimps and cross breeding with Tiger is highly do-able.