The Tiger Shrimp is a wonderful species to have in your shrimp collection. Its yellow head and yellow tail really offset the black stripes along the body. The Tiger Shrimp is in fact a species from the wild that is able to be bred in freshwater. As the Tiger Shrimp becomes more widespread throughout the hobby it has become a popular species for the "novice" shrimp hobbyist. The Tiger Shrimp is a great "second step" due to the fact that it is slightly more difficult to breed than the Red Cherry Shrimp, can be housed with the Red Cherry Shrimp and is cheaper than most other shrimp in the hobby.
The Super Tiger Shrimp is a wild species located in China as well as possibly other Asian countries. I was one of the first to bring these shrimp into the country (Alpha Pro Breeders) and was the first to get them to successfuly breed. Once a very high priced shrimp because of their rarity, the price has dropped substantially because of they are fairly easy to breed.
The water parameters for the Super Tiger Shrimp are typically the same as other Tiger Shrimp species. A pH around 22.214.171.124 is suitable and this species also prefers softwater. Clean water is also a must as with all other shrimp and a temperature around 70-78F seems to suit the Tiger Shrimp best from my experience. This species will breed very well as long as its water parameters are proper and the water is clean.
Like all other species, the Tiger Shrimp will breed extremely well and reproduce around the clock as long as it is healthy and happy. The tank water must be very clean and free of contaminants to make sure that the Tiger Shrimp is indeed happy. Each female Tiger Shrimp produces roughly 20-25 hatchlings and will do so constantly if the shrimp is healthy. Once hatching a batch of eggs it should take no more than a week for the same female Tiger Shrimp to once again possess eggs. Breeding the this species is not difficult whatsoever and I believe it is not more difficult than breeding Red Cherry Shrimp.
They will be shipped small at aprox 1/4"-3/8"
Posted by Caleb Sundholm on 18th Aug 2014
I ordered on a monday morning from the west coast, and they arrived by that wednesday! prompt service, answered my questions, and all the shrimp shipped are still alive and healthy a week later.Very happy with the quality of service here.
Posted by Unknown on 30th Oct 2013
Excellent active large shrimp. Even blue? Very pleased with them and the service.
Posted by Heather on 15th Oct 2013
I come back because the shrimp are healthy and in excellent condition and the customer service is wonderful.
Posted by Thuy on 16th Nov 2012
Beautiful and healthy shrimps. I ordered 10 but he sent me 12. Will order again if i need any shrimp.
Posted by Kevin on 13th Jul 2012
Received my re-order of the super tiger shrimp and couldn't be happier. They are thriving and you can already see the stripes. Wish I could post pictures. Definitely getting another tank setup and Ron will continue to have my business. Highly recommend as quality can't be touched. Thank you Ron
Posted by Kevin on 9th Jul 2012
received 8 super tiger shrimp from alpha pro last week and all are doing great. Very small but ordering some more next week. Great packaging and shipping as temperatures were in the 100's.