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super tiger shrimp

super tiger shrimp.... what makes them super.... i dont know but i think they look better the normal tigers.









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Wow , those are super !!

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I don't have any but I have read that they get up to 50% larger than normal tigers. Can anyone verify this?

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mine are still small.
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Now i want some of these. They are so cool
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I believe they get a bit larger than normal Tigers and they have broader stripes with white linings. You've got yourself some nice stock there. Are they wild?
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That's awesome.
I want super cherry shrimps too! Bigger than 2 inches!
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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.

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yea i dont must much stock into any of the names. i dont get caught up in crs grades or some of the super red cherry shrimp lol i got them as tiger shrimp and saw they were different then the others i have had so i started to look info on them.
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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.
totally agree-this whole "super tiger" thing is kind of decieving consider that they are just good looking tigers. Making a new name for a nice specimen? Seems to me that people should just try to improve the avrage stock instead of trying to make a new class.

No offense meant to the OP-it is not like they falsified information themselves, or meant to spread iffy info

This whole issue just kind of bugs me. Especially because the "original" super tiger shrimp that caused the name to be created was most likey a cross between a CBS and a tiger, now nice tigers are being called this.

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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.
actually super tiger is double the size of a tiger shrimp
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actually super tiger is double the size of a tiger shrimp

Double the size of regular tigers??? Is this true? Could anyone please verify this or have seen this personally? I'll have some supers tigers in a few days. Can't wait

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i think they have a utility belt also

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actually super tiger is double the size of a tiger shrimp
This is not true. I don't know where you got this info from.

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Double the size of regular tigers??? Is this true? Could anyone please verify this or have seen this personally? I'll have some supers tigers in a few days. Can't wait
Misinformation. Read my first post in this thread.

I'm not trying to bash Mgamer's sales or anything, haha! Sorry if it seems that way, I just want to inform people about this misconception of super tigers being a whole new level. It's not. They just look better but in terms of its stability in reproduction, it is still quite random. You can buy a pair of "regular" tigers and get supers out of them. Anyone who has kept tiger shrimp before (or still is, like me) and/or are breeding them can verify this.

Still, those white lines are certainly nice. The first and probably the most popular super tiger shrimp picture is more than likely a hybrid between a black crystal and a tiger shrimp. It was a giveaway when there was a black crystal in that picture. The coloration was also a bit too much as well, to have been a pure breed tiger. True tigers with the white stripes can be seen above in the OP's images.

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Everyone is missing the main characteristic. Look closely at the small reflection. See the S on the chest.
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