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Old 03-09-2012, 04:15 PM   #1
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Shrimp...

Red Cherry Shrimp vs. Ghost Shrimp?
Tell me why one is better than the other. After seeing that most people that are avid about the hobby use RCS not Ghosts I wanna know why. It confuses me that most people have RCS and not Ghosts...they seem to have little difference to me...show me the differences thanks!
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:17 PM   #2
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Most of my Ghost Shrimp die, but I have heard the Red Cherry Shrimp are more robust the the Ghost Shrimp.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:29 PM   #3
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I have red cherry shrimp, amano shrimp, bamboo shrimp and ghost shrimp. I love them all and definitely can't say that one is "better" than another.

I enjoy watching them all. But, there is something special about the RCS, because they breed so profusely. I get such a kick out of watching all the little shrimplets in the tank. I feel like Gulliver observing the Lilliputians. I just don't get that with my other species. But the others are special in their own way.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:39 PM   #4
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I have had ghost shrimp before. The reason I'm leaning more towards Ghosts are definitely the price...2.50 for 12 sounds alot better than $5 ea. I guess I could order, but even then the price seems pretty high with shipping. I also go to school so I wouldn't be able to receive them on a weekday. Any suggestions out there?
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:44 PM   #5
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Check the classified section here. There are some members who sell them.

You can't receive mail at school? That's nuts. Unless, of course, you mean high school.....
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:04 PM   #6
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I think they mean they wouldn't be home to take the package.
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Check aquabid, they sometimes have good deals. If you can't get the item shipped to you on a weekend, then post a wanted add in the classifieds section. You'll probably get lots of responses.
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:15 PM   #8
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I work all day, my packages are waiting there when I get home. I thought maybe they meant they're only home on weekends or, like I said, they're at a college or something where they can't get mail, which I can't imagine happening. I mean, how would Aunt Edna send you her world famous hash brownies?
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I mean I wouldn't be home during the day. I'm in high school. So they would sit on the porch outside all day, in the cold.
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They're in insulated boxes though, so unless you're in the middle of a frigid blast, they should be okay. Best to ask one of the members who ships what their thoughts are.
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