Pinto shrimp Name: Caridina cantonensisTemperature: 65-73 FSize: 1”pH: 5.5-6.5kH: 0-2gH: 3-6TDS: 90-130Care Level: ⅘ Pinto…
Tiger shrimp - Caridina cantonensis
- Name: Caridina cantonensis
- Temperature: 65-76 F
- Size: 1-1.5”
- pH: 6.0-7.2
- kH: 1-6
- gH: 3-6
- TDS: 130-300
- Care Level: ⅗
Tiger shrimp are clear bodied shrimp with thin vertical stripes. They are similar to Crystal shrimp in terms of hardiness and ease of care. They need an established tank as well and don’t tolerate water changes larger than 10 or 20%.
They feed primarily upon detritus and biofilm, like most other shrimp, and are also grateful for shrimp pellets and blanched vegetables. Breeding for Caridina is the same as it is for Neocaridina, with the shrimplets being of a similar size.
There are many different color variations, most notably the OEBT, or Orange Eyed Blue Tiger, which is a variant with a deep blue body and stripes along with orange eyes (pictured above). There are also Black Tigers, Orange Eyed Black Tigers, Royal Blue OEBT, Blue Tigers, Super Tigers, Tangerine Tigers, and Galaxy Tigers.
from – BYA