Tiger Shrimp

Tiger Shrimp


Tiger shrimp is a wild species found in waters across China, with thin tiger stripes along its body. Tiger shrimp come in several variations, including the Super Tiger (broader stripes), Red Tiger, and Blue / Black Tiger Orange Eyes (tank bred mutation).


  • Scientific Name: Caridina Cantonensis
  • Common Name: Tiger Shrimp
  • Origin: China
  • pH: 6.6-7.4
  • Temp: 64-74°F
  • TDS: 80-220
  • KH: 0-8
  • GH: 6-10
  • Fertility: Medium
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Grading and Variations

Tiger shrimp can be distinguished from Super Tigers fairly easily. Super Tigers exhibit thicker striping, and a more colorful yellow-to-orange head and tail.