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I was actually looking into elite inverts not to long ago, they seem to have a very nice selection but I couldn't find reviews. Thankyou for the input. I'm new to buying shrimp online. A friend of mine got me into shrimp and he gave me the few I have and they reproduced :) nothing special but there still nice

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So another random question I'm gonna throw out there, what are the chances of the shrimp being alive when they come in, I used to work as an aquatic specialist at Petco and a lot of the shrimp that came in didn't make it threw the journey to the store. They where pumpkin, cherry and orange rilli's.

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So another random question I'm gonna throw out there, what are the chances of the shrimp being alive when they come in, I used to work as an aquatic specialist at Petco and a lot of the shrimp that came in didn't make it threw the journey to the store. They where pumpkin, cherry and orange rilli's.

This all comes down to who you purchase from and how it's packaged.

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This all comes down to who you purchase from and how it's packaged.

I've placed quite a number of orders over the past year. While I have had orders come in with a loss or two, that amounts to one shrimp dead out of ten or twenty with the rest being fine. In addition, most sellers guarantee their shipments.

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That's the nice thing about buying from members here.  We're all hobbyists and want the best for the other person, as well as out own shrimp.  We know the background of our shrimp, what we have been feeding, etc. and most of us will be happy to answer questions about our colonies.

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I've placed quite a number of orders over the past year. While I have had orders come in with a loss or two, that amounts to one shrimp dead out of ten or twenty with the rest being fine. In addition, most sellers guarantee their shipments.

I didn't think they did guarantees with this sort of thing that makes me feel a lot better, I guess it just depends on the breeders/company. I'm definitely going to check that out when I place an order. I'm still on the hunt for some good priced little guys.

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That's the nice thing about buying from members here. We're all hobbyists and want the best for the other person, as well as out own shrimp. We know the background of our shrimp, what we have been feeding, etc. and most of us will be happy to answer questions about our colonies.

I've come to notice!! I really like this site, most of the people I've met on other sites/fishfourms are more along the lines of there to bicker then help out with facts.

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So another random question I'm gonna throw out there, what are the chances of the shrimp being alive when they come in, I used to work as an aquatic specialist at Petco and a lot of the shrimp that came in didn't make it threw the journey to the store. They where pumpkin, cherry and orange rilli's.

Like everyone says it's who you buy from, I would suggest find someone from here that ships shrimp all the time. Petco etc buys over farmed mass produced shrimp who get tossed around for days before they get wherever they go.

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I would read all the feedbacks you can BEFORE buying from a shop or a private listing. If they ship tropical fish or plants chances are they have a good feedback to stay in business. A good packing job is O.K., but a superior one is who you want to go with so look for comments on Great packing, all alive and well, plants to hang on to,, etc..

Post another Ad for shrimp your looking for with price your willing to pay and see who steps up?

So what are you wanting anyways?? what is your water like, tank size, seasoned or newer set-up???

I do have shrimp(red rilli's) and do pack for cold, and P.O. box beating in transit, but will not ship in extreme weather situations as it's not worth sending critters to a death sentence just for an impatient customer not willing to wait for that warm window of opportunity on either end!

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I would read all the feedbacks you can BEFORE buying from a shop or a private listing. If they ship tropical fish or plants chances are they have a good feedback to stay in business. A good packing job is O.K., but a superior one is who you want to go with so look for comments on Great packing, all alive and well, plants to hang on to,, etc..

Post another Ad for shrimp your looking for with price your willing to pay and see who steps up?

So what are you wanting anyways?? what is your water like, tank size, seasoned or newer set-up???

I do have shrimp(red rilli's) and do pack for cold, and P.O. box beating in transit, but will not ship in extreme weather situations as it's not worth sending critters to a death sentence just for an impatient customer not willing to wait for that warm window of opportunity on either end!

I have a planted 55g, with RCS and ghosts, the RCS are very low quality but I'm OK with that, my water is usually 75°, pH is 6.5, the hardness usually floats from 140-170, no salinity. I've been reading more on mixing ghosts with crystals and most people say the ghost are mean, I myself haven't had a problem thank goodness. I'm also looking for any type of shrimp in my water parameters, I'm looking to pay 2-3 a shrimp, I understand that's a very low ball price but I'm only looking for poor quality colors... If I buy exquisite colored ones I feel like if they mate with my mehhh colored ones their going to loose quality so there's no point
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If you get cardinas they won't mate at all with your RCS. A-S grade crs/cbs/goldens can be found around $3-4 each.

What would you recommend in the cardinal family on account of my parameters and the shrimp I already have? Also that's not too bad of a price I've seen some sales recently because of thanksgiving but on most sites I see crystals/bees going for $5-6. With everyone's help and recommendations I've been able to find a few good sites I'm actually really interested in blue crown but when I was on yesterday it was coming up that only amanos/superyellows/and yellowrillis where left if I remember correctly
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For $3-4 each you'll probably be buying from the classifieds, I'm sure there will be some holiday sales coming up too you can take advantage of. Crs/cbs/goldens will work or if you can find mischlings they'll work too, plus they may throw out TBs. I just bought my first bee shrimp not too long ago, they were A grade crs that i got for about $2 each. They're not as pretty as the s grades but i just wanted to make sure i could keep them alive breeding before i bought the more expensive shrimp.

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It sounds like she just wants shrimp to fit her water parameters and are not into fancy high grades. She stated her budget as well.

Check Aquabid and keep trying here as well

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