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Speedie408
3rd Dec 2011, 03:59 AM
I just recently acquired some Red Tigers and there happened to be a couple in my batch that are completely orange with no stripes. The supplier said those were in fact higher grade red tigers and are actually quite rare. Is there such a thing as a Red Tiger grading scale? I don't doubt my supplier but does anybody here have any experience with these tiger variants yet on SN? Please share your thoughts.

I will post a picture soon. :)

Speedie408
7th Dec 2011, 03:26 AM
Anybody? Nobody? Sombody? You? Yeah YOU!!

btw here's a picture of my Red Tigers, not the Orange one though. I still haven't had the chance to take a good picture of it yet.
http://images53.fotki.com/v249/photos/4/1503564/9978651/Shrimps053-vi.jpg

imke_j
16th Dec 2011, 06:03 PM
The supplier said those were in fact higher grade red tigers and are actually quite rare. Is there such a thing as a Red Tiger grading scale?

LOL - I am sorry I have never heard of a Red Tiger grading scale... Fact is, that Red Tiger come from two different strains: one is wild-caught, and the other is the result of crossing CR with Red Tiger (=Tigerbee). I prefer those from the wild, and among this group the specimens with transparent body. Some look more bluish in the body inside.

Xmant
16th Dec 2011, 07:58 PM
Crossed can be transparent too. I have the non- golden eye too.

This is one of my GE Red Tigers that I had bred.

http://alansim.free.fr/GERT.jpg

Speedie408
14th Jan 2012, 10:19 PM
LOL - I am sorry I have never heard of a Red Tiger grading scale... Fact is, that Red Tiger come from two different strains: one is wild-caught, and the other is the result of crossing CR with Red Tiger (=Tigerbee). I prefer those from the wild, and among this group the specimens with transparent body. Some look more bluish in the body inside.

Here is the one I'm referring to. You can see it's clearly orange and has faint stripes that are also see through instead of solid red. Weather this is a morph or result of a crossing, I have no idea.
http://images61.fotki.com/v218/photos/4/1503564/9978651/OrangeRedTiger-vi.jpg

Fento
15th Jan 2012, 02:59 AM
Awesome. I think it's selective bred from tigers...it's known that some strains might be yellow (and yellower with selective breeding). Appart from that the stripes pattern, seem to be the same as tigers, well despite they're red and almost vanished.

Herc
15th Jan 2012, 03:33 AM
http://images61.fotki.com/v218/photos/4/1503564/9978651/OrangeRedTiger-vi.jpg

awesome pics. this is now my desktop background :-)

Shrimper23
24th Jan 2012, 12:36 AM
Tangerine?

Speedie408
24th Jan 2012, 01:36 AM
Tangerine?

Nope. This is a "Golden Tiger", morph from Red Tigers. :)

Here's another photo I took the other day.

http://images56.fotki.com/v1601/photos/4/1503564/9978651/IMG_1899-vi.jpg

imke_j
24th Jan 2012, 02:41 AM
Nope. This is a "Golden Tiger", morph from Red Tigers. :)
http://images56.fotki.com/v1601/photos/4/1503564/9978651/IMG_1899-vi.jpg

Possibility 1: Your red tigers come from a line crossed with CR shrimp. We have two linages in my country - one from the wild and one from the mentioned crossing.

Possibility 2: You have shown your Red Tigers on a photo with CR togehter. The two caridina might have crossed in your tanks, F1 offspring is the golden shrimp shown above...

What do you think?

Speedie408
24th Jan 2012, 02:48 AM
Possibiliy 1: Your red tigers come from a line crossed with CR shrimp. We have two linages in my country - one from the wild and one from the mentioned crossing.

Possibiliy 2: You have shown your Red Tigers on a photo with CR togehter. The two caridina might have crossed in your tanks, F1 offspring is the golden shrimp shown above...

What do you think?

Imke_j,

As far as what my source told me, it's a morph from Red Tigers. No crossings. That's why I was asking about the grading question in the first place.

Yes, when I first acquired these guys, I kept them with my CRS but only for a few days. I acquired them all as adults, even the 2 Goldens.

Shrimper23
24th Jan 2012, 05:25 AM
Very interesting! Does your supplier have any experience with Breeding this morph? Do any of the offspring maintain their coloration or are stripes reintroduced when bred with a regular red tiger?