Ya know, I kinda jumped into the shrimp thing without thinking about overpopulation breeding issues (and the ability to sell/trade offspring). I was even planning on keeping all these different shrimp in the same tank.
This is what I've got coming:
10 three-band Grade A Crystal Red Shrimp ($4 each, +$1 total shipping) from gordonrichards
10 Grade S Crystal Red Shrimp ($3 each, free shipping) from TheShrimpLab
25 Blue Pearl Shrimp ($1.60 each, free shipping) from TheShrimpLab
10 Amano shrimp ($1.60 each, $12 shipping) from ZID ZULANDER
10 Red Cherry Shrimp marketed as "Taiwan Fire Shrimp" ($3.00 each, free shipping) from BenBOMB
I'm sure I've overpaid for these, but they were an impulse buy and I didn't really do any shopping around.
Unfortunately, I also didn't do much research about shrimp before buying.
I hope these will all be okay in the same aquarium. I looked at a couple of "will they interbreed" charts and I'm still not sure if I'll be okay or not.
I was planning on keeping these together in my 56-gallon aquarium:
So far, the only ones that have arrived have been the Amanos. Man, they are gorgeous. Every one is between 1.5 and 2 inches and very lively.