Tag Archive: caridina cantonensis “blue tiger”


Professional service and high quality shrimp that have a long history (bred by APB for over 7 years) of excellence.

APB ships small OEBT but I have never seen OEBT that have such nice color when so small. Most will not be colored up but when you see solid blue at 1/4th an inch you know you have very high quality stock.

I received 13 total shrimp instead of 10 and they all survived with 2nd day shipping.

Personally I recommend getting very young shrimp as you know you are more likely to get an even mix of sexes so in a month you end up with a strong breeding population. I have noticed when buying mature and sub-adult shrimp that you are more likely to end up with a higher number of males because the berried females will always be removed before sale. I think buying younger shrimp is always in your benefit unless you are getting a favor from a friend.

5 stars, Buy OEBT http://www.alphaprobreeders.com/orange-eye-blue-tigers-sale-10/

Pictures of the shrimp – all about 1cm, most OEBT don’t show any color until twice this size.

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Update – I also got a batch of Mischling shrimp (Taiwan bee shrimp hybrid with Crystal red/crystalblack) also very small but kind of awesome.)

I ordered a batch of 8 but as you can see I got more than 8 :-)

Mischling shrimp acclimating

After 30 minutes in their tank 

*BUYER BEWARE*

The Shrimp arrived quickly and professionally packaged; however this was obviously a cull of unwanted shrimp and not a random mix of shrimp and didn’t resemble the shrimp in the auction photos at all.I will say the general color grade of the shrimp was rather low, judging the shrimp after 36 hours acclimation to near perfect water parameters based on the scale provided HERE 1 is Dark Blue, 1 is Semi Dark Blue, 2 are  blonde, 6 are lighter than light blue. Update the Shrimp didn’t color up more than the initial picture.

Link to the Auction: http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/auction/closed.cgi?view_closed_item&fwinverts1329620272

Photo of the actual shrimp

Orange Eyed Blue Tigers

New arrival OEBT shrimp

My biggest problem with this seller is that instead of admitting they sent a cull of unwanted shrimp, they insisted that it was shipping stress and then when that didn’t pan out said I needed darker substrate. While I sit there looking at my awesome shrimp from aquaticacafe that are a deep dark blue on the same substrate as the cull sent by this seller. For a reference here are two of the shrimp from AquaticaCafe and two from Wicca. I ended up taking the 2 blonde and the 4 lightest blue males and moving them to my community tank and plan on letting them “mingle” with my established Tiger colony as an experiment and the rest are in my OEBT tank(turns out was a bad idea). I didn’t notice at the time but you can see a slight cloudiness in the shrimp sent by Wicca as well, a sign of a bacterial infection (that has since infected part of my native populations in 2 tanks)

Vendor comparison

Top were from AC and the bottom from Wicca25

To add further proof to my claims of infection and coloration here are two posts made by Wicca(27) on plantedtank. This is in a thread about her own losses to what I attribute to a bacterial infection where she claims that she cannot tell because all of her shrimp are deep blue/almost black oh and they are dying.

I used screenshots to prevent future edits (click to enlarge)

*Update* I have requested that the seller refund part of my money to help pay for the cost of treating my 2 tanks and cover some of the lost shrimp and have not heard back from the seller.

*Update 2* The seller refuses to even acknowledge that she could be the source of the infection, and have refused to refund any money. Seller has not disputed the fact that she sent me a cull of low grade shrimp despite what was pictured in her auction. Seller asked me to post a link the the above mentioned thread, I have no desire to do so, it is worth noting that the seller changed her claim of an infection to a claim of a contaminated drainage/fill hose after I mentioned that the shrimp she sent me were showing signs of bacterial infection.

*Final Update* – Almost all my tiger shrimp in 2 tanks were killed. 23 OEBT and almost 40 Tigers/Super tigers. Very few of my other shrimp were effected.

Final thoughts

I will not do business with this seller again and suggest you take great caution before purchasing from this person. Honestly I don’t mind being sent a cull of shrimp (even if it was deceptive), I don’t mind that they happened to have an infection, my problem with this seller is that they consistently told blatant lies to try and cover their ass instead of owning up and working to make the customer happy or at least giving me a chance to fight off the infection. The seller stated they don’t care about making money(while refusing a partial refund) and this was just a hobby so they didn’t care about negative reviews and loss of profits. This translates to me as the seller does not care about her customers and only sells things to further fund her hobby at the expense of others.

Most of the eggs have changed color a bit,some are still that orange color, but for the most part I think everything is going well, I hope she will hatch in the next day or so.

Berried OEBT 22 days

Not sure if you can tell but the eggs all look ready to hatch

She wont leave this spot in the Mopani

I think it fits her ass. (on a serious note she does leave but always into a similar hidey hole.

Okay got a new flashlight and some better pictures of the girl. It is hard to tell in the picture, but she will be hatching any day now. Perhaps today!!!. I can hope but even if she does I probably wont see the little buggers for a while, there are so many places to hide in that tank. Wish me luck, enjoy the pictures.

That's me in the corner.

That's me in the spotlight

Losing my religion...?

I thought that I heard you laughing

I thought that I heard you sing

I have not seen my berried OEBT in several days, she is apparently hiding from me. Maybe it means she is about to start hatching!

Here is hoping.

Not much to report on really. Two more regular tigers and a babaulti hatched in my breeding nets in my community tank, with 2 more tigers and a Malawa Shrimp due in the next 1-2 weeks. The babaulti fry are so small I almost thought the the female had just dropped her eggs, but they appear to be doing great.

Random Tank Photos

Just a few shots from around the tank. I got some decent snaps of the shrimp on the IAL (Indian Almond Leaf) as I mentioned before they love the stuff, get yourself some today. Mama to be still is not showing her face. Enjoy these other random pics from the tank.

Delicious Leaf nom nomin'

Look a tent! OEBT style

Speaking of noms this wood is delicious!

Just a little spec in the dark

What is that in the mirror?

Seriously I am pretty sure my tank got Zerg rushed by the blue player today! I have never really been able to get a good photo of what the Mopani looks like first thing in the morning, that is until today when they decided to that they were going to hold their ground against. Enough of the Starcraft nerd-dom and back to the shrimp. I think today really captured how much my OEBT really like the Mopani and I would highly recommend it for anyone who is raising shrimp that prefer softer water and lower pH.

Obviously I have an infestation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seriously that piece of blue substrate stuck in the wood is so annoying.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had not seen Prego in a while and was starting to get worried and then last night I noticed a molting of about the proper size hiding near one of my plants, so I think she was just hiding after she had molted. This morning she was up and about again as active as ever.

 

Berried OEBT after a molt (day 15)

Here she is again.

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