Im a avid fisherman, been fishing my whole life. My mom seen my tank for the first time the otherday and she actually didnt ask that question. She asked if I used them as bait. i said yes mom, I use a $5 beautiful red and white shrimp to catch trout. "Five dollars for that thing, you got ripped off". then I had to explain how one mother could get me about 20 $5 shrimp and that they are so new to the aquatic seen that I feel like im contributing to the development of these soon to be world wide pets. I got way to into it for my mom so she just walked away.