Tiger Shrimp (Caridina serrata)

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Tiger Shrimp

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"Blond" Tiger Shrimp

Caridina serrata

Easy

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 7.0

[[Minimum temperature::70 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::76 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

6-10 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years


This animal is available captive bred



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Alternative names

Tiger Shrimp

Species Note

There are several variations of this shrimp species, and some may be referred to as Cardinia sp or more commonly Tangerine Tiger. It can also hybridise with several other species of shrimp. Over the past few years these shrimp have been selectively bred, as a result they are now available in Orange, Yellow and Blue.

Sexing

Females are usually darker in colour.

Tank compatibility

A peaceful shrimp with it's own kind and tank mates. Do not keep with any other creatures that may see it as food.
NOTE: This shrimp will breed with others of its own kind (in this case, Caridina). So it will cross-breed with Crystal Red Shrimp, Bee Shrimp, and Chinese Zebra Shrimp.

Diet

An algae eater. Supplement diet with flakes, sinking food, or fresh vegetables if no algae is present. Has also been known to eat bio-film from surface.

Feeding regime

Feed once per day.

Environment Specifics

This shrimp does best in soft acidic water, and indeed will only breed in these conditions. In harder alkaline water it will not breed and its lifespan is significantly shorter. From the Caridina genus, so it prefers cooler temperatures.

Behaviour

Peaceful shrimp. Keep away from Cichlids or other large fish that will pose a threat to them.

Identification

Small, translucent shrimp with black stripes running along its body.

Pictures

Commercial Sellers

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