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Black Tiger Shrimp orange eye- (qty 5)

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Product Description

PH Range: 6.5-7.5
Temperature Range: 69-81
Hardness Range:4-15 dkh
Life Span: 1 - 2  Years
Adult Size: 1" - 2"
Diet: Omnivore
Habitat: Fully Aquatic

Black tigers are very rare in the hobby, we are just now getting our numbers up so we can start releasing these very high demand shrimp. Our black tigers are considered VERY high grade!

The Black Tiger Shrimp is selectively bred from the normal Tiger Shrimp. The original Tiger Shrimp were bred for broader black stripes and after many generations the black stripes began to fill the entire body.

Our Black tigers have the royal blue blood lines and display very beautiful blue hues, and have stunning orange eyes. These shrimp breed true (all the babies should basically look like their parents) unlike the orange eye blue tigers that can throw blond looking shrimp.

The Black Tiger Shrimp or Black Diamond Shrimp is one of the newest to make an appearance in the hobby. It came to be from selecting breeding of normal Tiger Shrimp. The selective breeding of the average Tiger Shrimp started the change by giving the broader black stripes and eventually the stripes became a solid black color after generations of this selective breeding. Unfortunately, the genetics did suffer through this method making it vulnerable to disease as well as bad conditions in the water. The eyes of Black Tiger Shrimp come in two colors: Orange and black. Black eyes are the most common so the shrimp with orange eyes can be worth more money amongst enthusiasts.Your Black Tiger Shrimp will do better in more alkaline and cold water. Information from the breeders of the species will confirm the pH levels that they prefer are above 7.2. The adequate temperature for the shrimp can range from 70F to 74F. As it is the case with all shrimp, you should maintain the water in the tank clean. Black Tigers should be kept separate from Crystal Red Shrimp because they do better under slightly different water parameters. It is important the water is clean and devoid of metals with a very good filtration system. Breeding Black Tiger Shrimp is not for beginners because not only are they hard to breed but also can be particular to maintain. Selectively breed shrimp often have a smaller gene pool so are more sensitive. Some extremely experienced breeders can get the job done, and that is why they should expect to be rewarded when selling them. The price will depend on grade and eye color and is reflective of the sensitivity of this shrimp.

The sexing of Black Tiger Shrimp is very difficult until they reach maturity. Once they have matured the females will be easy to tell apart because of their size and the shape of their belly. The black coloration of this species makes it close to impossible to see its saddle. The Black Tiger Shrimp is an algae eater and a scavenger which makes it very similar to other algae eating shrimp. You should schedule feeding times once a day. The amount of food should not exceed the amount that a shrimp can consume in a time lapse of two hours. Over feeding the shrimp can negatively affect the water quality and it is also known as one of the main causes of death. These are an active shrimp that are very fun to watch. They do better in groups as they are social and will scavenge together.  Though they are non-aggressive it is cautioned what shrimp you house them with as the Black Tiger Shrimp is very sensitive and you wouldn’t want to dilute your lines with crossbreeding if you’re trying to breed these handsome Shrimp. Extremes in water parameters will cause a high mortality rate with the Black Tiger Shrimp. Keep fluctuations minimal by providing them larger tanks. Copper is toxic to all dwarf shrimp, including the Black Tiger so be sure to check your water. Many medications and treatments carry copper so read labels and ask breeders before using on your tank.

Shipping size 1/4" - 1/2"


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  1. Fantasic 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Jul 2013

    Very high quality, fast and good shipping.



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