How we bred the Safari line

Latley tons of cheap and cheapest  tibees  with low qualities floating the market of the shrimp scene world.


This is a sad attempt of the “just dealers” to jump in the success of high end cross breeding. But newbies will get cheated with such shrimps, because it will never possible to breed high grade shrimps with it. They only want you think that.

If you want breed high grade shrimps which can reach high prices on sale and be winners of contests, then you have to invest in the best shrimps that are currently available. Start own breed, lines, new pattern or what ever you want, just and only with high quality shrimps either. You can’t breed high grade from low grades as a rule! You will loose your interest soon.


Very often people ask us how we started with our Safari line and seek advice for own projects..

We don’t want make a secret from this but  after we had told, a lot of Dealers sold their lower shrimps as those we had mentioned because only they had similar names.

Please aware what you buy don’t trust in names only, you will get cheate

Especially when it comes to tiger shrimps:

In earlier publications we mentioned that we had used Caridina mariae. That was right so far to this time no Caridina mariae with backlines was on the market in 2010/2011. Those Caridina mariae with backlines are often cheaper tiger and you could NOT use for breeding similar Safari shrimp.

The worthy head pattern or characteristic stripes wouldn’t appear in that Quality if breed for or with backliners.



We want here make a new anouncement and improve our answer how we breed Safari:

When it comes to the right kind of tiger we ONLY used  old school Caridina mariae “ Black Tiger” dark eyed. And our own breed of these, a bluish kind of tiger with white fan tips sometimes,  which is  known as  “Midnight Prince”.

Look at the pictures below. We used this kind of tigers. No backliners. No tangerine. No cheaper wildcaughts. Use your eyes and judge the quality of Safari Tiger source 😉


  1. Ali Zainal A
    Ali Zainal A at |

    Enlight My knowledge and confirm what I believe about how You make Your shrimps line. Thank You very much

  2. Mark S Proia
    Mark S Proia at |

    Hi and thank you for this insightful information. Do you know where I could obtain Caridina mariae black tiger with normal eyes in the US?


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