Where did you get them? I'm thinking of getting caridina tiger shrimp, most likely tangerine, but these are nice too.
I purchased the last few from a seller in Canada, shrimpfever. Elite inverts also plans to carry them, they plan on getting a breeding stock going but they can't seem to find them in stock anywhere to order from. If I can get them breeding I'll probably pass a few on to Elite inverts.Where did you get them? I'm thinking of getting caridina tiger shrimp, most likely tangerine, but these are nice too.
I kinda agree about the temp. Sadly that's the lowest I can get it short of buying a water chiller. If anyone know of an inexpensive and small water chiller I might be game for that. My tank is mainly set up for Otocinclus, and they too might like slightly cooler waters. It would be better for oxygenation. That is however the only shrimp I'm gonna be keeping in that setup.Very nice! I also ordered from shrimp fever a week ago, shrimp are good, fish-- not so much.
For optimal breeding, species only is the way to go...
I think your parameters are good, maybe lower temperature to 73-75.
According to the seller these are wild caught, I asked them myself. They were also kept in a species only tank before being sold. I asked them loads of questions before they arrived. Including the water specs he kept them at.I would question whether yours are pure blood wilds. Some of the markings suggest they might be hybrids to me.
As for care, I'd probably go with the specs mentioned here, since I would think the crustacean expert, Chris Lukhaup, would have commented if the params were way off.
Crustahunter » Caridina rubropunctata ??ng & Ðo, 2007
Or ask your supplier if they know the water parameters (pH, GH, KH, TDS, temp) of their natural collection location (and I don't mean, "oh they are just tiger shrimp so regular tiger params are fine" that some suppliers might say)
Otherwise, try and contact Chris Lukhaup for questions about uncommon wild species.