• Caridina cf. cantonensis "Black Tiger"

    English name: Black Tiger Shrimp
    Scientific name: Caridina cf. cantonensis "Black Tiger"
    Origin: Mutation of Caridina cf. cantonensis "Tiger"
    Size male/female: 2.5 cm-3,5 cm or 1 inch-1.4 inch
    Water temperature: 21 to 26C or 70 to 79F
    Water Parameters: pH 6.5 - 8,0
    High or low breeding form: high
    Behaviour: non-agressive
    Difficulty: medium
    Black Tiger shrimp is a mutation from Caridina cf. cantonensis "Tiger" which was first seen and breed by a German Shrimpmaniac named Kai A. Quante.
    As you can see on pictures there are different colourations. Full cover colouration is possible through selective Breeding.

    My experience on this species:
    I keep and breed them in tank from 40-90ltr without any problems. I feed them with different leaves like Indian almond, oak and beech. Also with spinach, Novo Prawn and other dry-food.

    It is a rare Species. Some people crossback with "Blue Tiger" and some Offspring can have Golden Eyes. Colour will then be more Blue/Black.