Tiger Shrimp (Caridina serrata)
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19 Litres (5 US G.)
2.5-3 cm (1-1.2")
6.0 - 7.0
21.1-24.4°C (70 -76 °F)
This animal is available captive bred
Alternative names[edit | edit source]
Species Note[edit | edit source]
- 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[edit | edit source]
- Females are usually darker in colour.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- 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[edit | edit source]
- 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[edit | edit source]
- Feed once per day.
Environment Specifics[edit | edit source]
- 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[edit | edit source]
- Peaceful shrimp. Keep away from Cichlids or other large fish that will pose a threat to them.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- Small, translucent shrimp with black stripes running along its body.