Tiger Shrimp (Cardidina Cantonensis).
These shrimp 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.
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 their is plenty of oxygen in the water and by leaving 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.