Tiger Shrimp

  • Dimensions: 1cm and up
  • Model: V1452765
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Shrimp are shipped Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only.

Tiger Shrimp (Cardidina Cantonensis) are very similar to the Amano shrimp and some have red/brown marking along their back - this gives them their name of the Tiger Shrimp.

The coloration does vary enormously, but regardless they are all beautiful. Like most other shrimp they can survive in a wide range of water parameters and are not particularly fussy. However, they don't grow very large (max 2.5cm) so you need to choose your tank mates carefully.

These shrimp will reproduce in freshwater which means providing you give them what they want (i.e algae, high-quality fish foods, and the right water condition), you could have lots of tiny tigers in no time.

How our shrimp arrive with you?

We take shipping of our shrimp very seriously and every effort is made to ensure they arrive with you in the same strong and healthy condition as they were sent in. We do not feed the shrimp for 12 hours before shipping them to avoid any waste in the water. We place them in a bag with no air - this is because there is plenty of oxygen in the water and by leaving the air in the bag the water movement is increased causing the shrimp to get bashed around.

We put a small handful of filter wool in the bag - this is for the shrimp to hold on to. Shrimp are much happier when they have something to hold on to and provides cushioning and stability for them. The bag is placed in a small strong cardboard with plenty of shredded paper to protect them. Shredded paper also provides warmth. The cardboard box provides insolation as well.

The shrimp are then sent via Express Delivery only so they arrive with you the very next day.

We recommend that you acclimatise your shrimp well before placing them in their new home. You will receive a care sheet with your shrimp with instructions of how to do this.

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by Rob W.
I received 5 of these shrimp and, as usual, they were superbly packaged with plenty of shredded paper and card board. The shrimp have had a couple of weeks to settle in and they are brilliant; two are medium sized and three are small. Each one of them is different too so that's a bonus. I will probably be buying a few more once these ones have completely settled in. Highly recommend.

by Michael Sutterby
excellent service delivered in good condition for the 10 tiger shrimp I ordered.

by Jonathan Cairns
I had excellent service when I ordered 5 Tiger shrimp. Prompt delivery and all the shrimp were in good condition. I will definitely order from Aqua Essentials again.

by Keith Martin
I've just taken delivery of 6 Tigers. All are in excellent condition. In fact, one of them moulted in the bag they came in! I was a bit concerned when I confused the rock wool that ships in the bag with them for ice... But that must have been because it was early morning.

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