Scientific Name: Caridina cf. cantonensis
Common Name: Orange Eye Royal Blue Tiger, OE Royal Blue Tiger, OERBT
Fully Grown Size: 2,5 – 3cm
Orange Eye Royal Blue Tiger are popular OE type tiger in the hobby. Unlike Orange Eye Blue Tigers, Orange Eye Royal Blue Tigers have dark blue body and has no stripes. Orange Eye Royal Blue Tigers also do not produce as much culls than OEBTs.
Orange Eye Royal Blue Tigers were made by selectively breeding OEBTs without stripes. Through thew breeding process, the stripe disappeared and the blue has intensified.
A general rule of thumb of keeping shrimps is 10 shrimps per gallon. OERBTs are more aggressive than most shrimps and spend most of their time eating algae and biofilm off plants, glass, and substrate.
Orange Eye Royal Blue Tigers are intermediate to care for as they require remineralized RO water. When using fertilizer, make sure it does not contain copper as it is harmful to the shrimp’s health.
The shrimps you will receive will be juvaniles to sub adults which translate into 1.2cm to 1.5cm.