Tiger shrimp Name: Caridina cantonensisTemperature: 65-76 FSize: 1-1.5”pH: 6.0-7.2kH: 1-6gH: 3-6TDS: 130-300Care Level: ⅗ Tiger…
Pinto shrimp – Caridina cantonensis
- Name: Caridina cantonensis
- Temperature: 65-73 F
- Size: 1”
- pH: 5.5-6.5
- kH: 0-2
- gH: 3-6
- TDS: 90-130
- Care Level: ⅘
Pinto shrimp have the classic solid coloration of the Caridina shrimp. They have white stripes, triangles, and spots depending on the patter, and come in black and red versions. The patterns are divided into Fancy, Zebra, and Spotted Head.
These are very difficult to care for, but their beauty is the reward. Some of the more famous fancy patterns are cloud, fishbone, skunk, spotted head, and galaxy. A handful of the pinto patterns even breed true, but others provide opportunities for you to develop your own strain of pinto.
These shrimps, like other sensitive Caridina, do not tolerate large water changes. In addition, these are some of the most expensive Caridina out there and do not always breed true. For these reasons, people keep them in species only tanks to keep an eye on them and their offspring.
from – BYA