Orange Eye Royal Blue Tiger Shrimp

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Price: $13.00

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Orange Eye Royal Blue Tiger (OERBT) are popular in the hobby for their “orange eyes”, which are a stark contrast to their dark body. They are Caridinas, and as most Caridina Tigers, they can be difficult to keep compared to Neocaridina Shrimp as they are not as hardy to fluctuating water parameters. We keep ours in Neo parameters with overall success, but most colonies of OERBTs tend to be kept in Caridina parameters (lower pH and TDS).

There is some variability in the blue, with most of them appearing deep royal blue to almost black, with some older females displaying a reddish “rust” hue. Outside of this variability, our OERBTs are consistent in quality and requires minimal culling. Their eerie and unique appearance contrasts well with lighter substrates.

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General Details
  • Scientific Name: Caridina cf. Cantonensis
  • Care Level: Medium
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Tank Mate Compatibility: Low
  • Expected Life Span: 2 years
  • Max Size: 1.5 inches
  • Optimal Tank Size: 10 Gallon+
  • Optimal Temperature: 70-74 F
  • Optimal Water Parameters: 7.0-7.6 pH, 7-15 gH, 2-8 kH, 150-400 TDS
Purchase Details
  • Purchase Age: Juveniles to Young Adults
  • Purchase Size: 0.5 - 1 inches
  • Colony Parameters: 20 Gallon Long, 72-74 F, 7.4 pH, ~10 gH, ~4 kH, 225-300 TDS
  • Colony Origins: Obtained from USA Breeder
  • Colony History: Homebred since 2020
  • Colony Notes: Bred in Neocaridina water parameters, these are very consistent and rarely produce culls. However, note that the majority are very dark blue to almost black, with some females having 'rust' hue