Join Date: May 2008
Location: San Francisco, CA
I honestly don't know how the whole "Super Tiger Shrimp" fad caught on, but super tigers are just regular tigers that popped out strong stripes. If you get a good stock of tigers, you'll most likely find yourself with "super tigers". I have bought tiger shrimp from someone in this forum last year labeled as tiger shrimp. Those shrimp have bred for me and popped out various types of tigers. From teal to regular colored ones, as well as nicely defined stripes such as the picture above. I guess people would call those "super tigers". In any case, super tigers was just a name given to ordinary tigers to get better sales. These white stripes come and go in each set of babies. Some have it, some don't.
And to answer the question of whether or not they get bigger than tiger shrimp... The answer is no, they don't. As I stated before, they're just regular tigers who got the white stripe gene. That's all.
I don't think the white stripe breeds consistently though, if you pair up a white stripe + white stripe. Maybe the chances of getting a similar look is higher but you'll still get regular tigers out of them.
I've seen some tigers with good black stripes on them, nice and thick. Others have very thin ones and faint. I'm not sure what triggers this difference. Nonetheless, they're all the same. Mix em all up to create better genetics I guess.
It's not like the CRS grading system.