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Tiger shrimp temps

getting in ten tiger shrimp on Monday. Have been seeing conflicting info on temps for them.

apb lists ideal temp as being between 76-78.
but I've always thought the higher temps would lead to shortened life spans and make shrimp more vulnerable to bacterial infection.
my unheated tanks get down in the 60s at night.

so, heater or no heater for the tigers?
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76-78 i would say is the MAX. I keep Tigers, OEBT, and TT between 68-72 the lower end being my night temps. No heater. I've had them drop as low as 64 and have had no issues (knocks on wood ). Tigers are awesome shrimp, you wont be disappointed!
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In general, I think a safe temp. for any shrimp is 68-75. 75 is getting towards the "warning" zone.


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76-78 i would say is the MAX. I keep Tigers, OEBT, and TT between 68-72 the lower end being my night temps. No heater. I've had them drop as low as 64 and have had no issues (knocks on wood ). Tigers are awesome shrimp, you wont be disappointed!
that's what I thought.
gonna skip the heater then, I have one I can toss in if it is needed later.
thanks!

I'm so excited for these shrimp! I've only got cherries right now, really looking forward to trying my hand at breeding the tigers!
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They are not that much different as far as difficulty goes. Temps is very important, other than that they are pretty hardy. If your getting them young, they do take quite a bit longer to mature than neos. Are you planning on housing them with your cherries?
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They are not that much different as far as difficulty goes. Temps is very important, other than that they are pretty hardy. If your getting them young, they do take quite a bit longer to mature than neos. Are you planning on housing them with your cherries?
I'm pretty sure he is sending baby babies. He listed them as being like 1cm big.
gonna be cool to watch them grow up and start to make more babies.

no, they won't be in the cherries tank. The tiger tank is a ten gallon with three sponge filters, tons of fissidens and low lighting.
its been set up 6weeks as of today. Cycle is stable, got some nice algae growth on the back wall too. Only residents as of now are 4 pink ramshorn snails.
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Sounds like they are going to enjoy their new home! Be sure to post some pics when they arrive
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I have a 40B I keep at 72-75. It actually has a tiger shrimp problem, there are so many. I originally put in 6. In the summer it gets to 80 some days. They are hardy, active gregarious shrimp, I think you'll like them.
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I agree you don't need a heater for them. A higher temp increases their meteabolisn so the grow faster but its a fine line to walk and you better off without a heater. Mine get to the mid to high 60s in the winter normally but sometimes even the 50's and they were happy and breeding.

When you get them really rinse the bag out well. Tigers more the. Most dwarf shrimp will cling to the bag or moss or anything and don't want to let go so make sure to swish the bag in the water to make sure they all get out!

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i would go no higher than about 72. but it also depends on the type of tiger shrimp you are getting. common tigers can stand a higher temp or the ones i had could. when you get in to the fancier tigers they need cooler temps cause they are more prone to bacterial infection
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Thanks for the advice everyone!
I feel like a kid on Christmas eve waiting for them. Lol
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