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Old 02-04-2007, 08:27 AM   #1
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Crystal Red Shrimp

I was looking online for stuff to buy and I came across a few postings for these guys, I was seeing prices like 10 for 300!! Why are these guys so outrageously priced, they look cool but not 30 bucks each cool
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CRS are sold at different ratings. Those need to be highly rated shrimp to command that price. Keep looking, the lower rated ones can be purchased for $5-6 each.
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cheepest i have found them is 5 for $35 canadian. I concidered buying some, but oh well. They would probably die... as most of my expensive livestock tends to do...
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The reason for the pricing is a combination of demand and availability. The lower grade shrimp can be bought relatively inexpensively since that fairly common. The higher the grade, the less available the shrimp tend be and the greater the demand.

These shrimp can be fairly sensitive, so you need to have a good handle on the tank parms to keep them alive and get them breeding. I also takes years to breed from a lower grade up to the next grade level, since most of the babies will be the same grade or lower instead of higher grades.
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