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Super Tiger Shrimp - (qty 5)

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Product Description

PH Range:   6.5 – 7.5
Adult Size:   1.2 – 1.6”
Temperature range:   60 – 86 F.
Diet:   Omnivore
Hardness Range:    2-10Dkh  
Habitat:   Fully Aquatic
Life Span:   1 – 2 years 

Originally from China, they may be possibly well represented in other Asian countries as well. They were then brought to the United States and successfully bred. The Super Tiger Shrimp was once quite expensive because of its rarity. Now it is much more reasonable because it is easy to breed. The water in the tank must be very clean and free of ammonium and nitrates.  A sponge filter ensures that the water is constantly being cleaned of detritus. Changing a quarter of the tank water on a weekly or bi-weekly basis will keep the tank sparkling clean. Super Tiger Shrimp are not very labor intensive and if they have clean water they are very happy. Feed the shrimp once a day an amount that they will finish within 1 – 2 hours. Anything they don’t eat will float to the bottom and decay. This is not good for water quality so it better to underfeed a little rather than to harm the shrimp with overfeeding.  Feed them also a variety of foods. You can feed them specialized shrimp food or just regular fish food flakes. Super Tiger Shrimp will also be happy with algae wafers or blanched pieces of vegetables. They are not picky at all. It is better to feed them too little than to feed tom too much. A day or two without additional food is a great cleansing routine for their system. They won’t starve because they will still have the algae to feed on. So long as the water conditions are favorable for the Super Tiger Shrimp, they will be happy to reproduce quite prolifically. The female is ready for breeding when she has developed a saddle. Then, after she molts, she can be bred. During gestation, which is between 3 – 4 weeks, she may hide a lot, finding little crevices. It is important to have such places provided in the tank. Discrete hiding places will also serve the hatchlings after they have emerged from the eggs. The female is ready to breed again a few days after her eggs have hatched. Super Tiger Shrimp are non-aggressive, docile little swimmers. They are tolerant to other species in their tank. To keep the shrimp’s genetic code pure, you may not want to mix them with other shrimp, however. They are quite happy just swimming and foraging for food all day long. So long as the water parameters fit their needs, they are an active and healthy little shrimp. Copper is very harmful to shrimp. If you have any copper on the tank, remove it. Super Tiger Shrimp are super sensitive to damaging effects from copper. Medicines are also found to contain copper therefore, be very wary of treating your tank.

Available are small 1/4" - 3/8"


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Product Reviews

  1. Tiny Shrimp 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Feb 2016

    Shrimp were healthy and packaging was good. Shrimp were extremely small - very expensive for the price.

    From Elite:
    Add says they are small between 1/4" - 3/8" They are expensive because demand is greater than our supply of them.


  2. Very active! 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Feb 2015

    Shrimps arrived nicely packed, all alive, and very active. They are so small though, I cannot see their colors. Customer service was very responsive to my question.


  3. Great Shrimp 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Nov 2013

    Arrived very active and I love them!!


  4. Great Shrimp 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Nov 2013

    I received the shrimp and they were all very active and appeared healthy. I'm new to keeping shrimp but happy so far!!


  5. Super Tiger Shrimp 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Aug 2013

    Awesome, beautiful, healthy shrimp


  6. Great shrimp 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Dec 2012

    4-6 are starting to reach a good size now. I can't wait for them to start breeding.



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