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Lets prepare for the next generation!



well rcs is the easiest , crs getting cheaper
whats the next generation?
check these out what asian people woriking on (Taiwan , Japan and Korea)


the price i marked is the actual price selling in asia country these days



T-Pearl


Blue Panda






Full black Kingkong





one lined black king kong

two lined black king kong


Red King Kong



Red panda


Black diamond


black dia. cross






black king kong is a new spicy if compared to black diamond
white color in the tail , eye colors are different , whole body color and brightness is not the same
thats what i heard but looks all black to me thoug XD)
but IDK what's so special about it. just one - 1inch kingkong shrimps cost as much as a zaire blue moba...
i will go with frontosas at this time , i own none of these shrimps and just posted it to show everybody new kinda shrimps

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I have a pretty good sized colony of just about every Taiwan Bee color variation available and I can say that they are absolutely striking animals. Their colors are vivid and beautiful. It'll be a long while before the price comes down. though. There aren't a lot of us keeping them here in the US and even though we could bring in more, people aren't really waiting in line to buy them until the prices come way, way down.

Whoops! Forgot the link to my horde. I need to take some new pics...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...bee-horde.html


P.S. The last 4 pics look like Orange Eye Black Tigers. Not Taiwans.
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He put the name, black diamond, that's the asian name for OEBlackT
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ah im an asian living in Phiadelphia now
yes! i need to learn what these shrimps are called in us
OEBT was what i was looking for! thanx

what OEBT stands for anyway ?
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He put the name, black diamond, that's the asian name for OEBlackT
That's probably the most annoying thing about this hobby... There are a dozen different names for the same shrimp. lol
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Blue Pandas looks crazy.
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i _ALMOST_ bought some blue pandas (shadow panda) when I was in Japan, they were only 170-175 USD depending on the day (15000 yen) but I had no real way of getting them home, so I decided not to blow my life savings, hah

They really are awesome, much better than a picture can capture in real life.
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shadow ninja warrior...whatever people want to call them... BUT when they hit the sweet spot in pricing then I'm in for a colony....it'll be a while...but we'll get there...

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i _ALMOST_ bought some blue pandas (shadow panda) when I was in Japan, they were only 170-175 USD depending on the day (15000 yen) but I had no real way of getting them home, so I decided not to blow my life savings, hah

They really are awesome, much better than a picture can capture in real life.
Oooohhh I had to shrimpnow search that one. Blue pandas=pandas with blue bolt genes? Dudeeeeeeee. Awesome.

I liked this. The pics were nice
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Pretty much if someone wants to introduce these species they would have to eat the cost, breed them, and then sell them at a much lower cost. Initially it would be a huge hit, and no guarantee they would even sell. But if they were to become popular, in the long run would make lots of $ back.

But no one wants to take the risk, so its not likely to happen for a while. Its not like there is a huge market for shrimp in the US.

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They are a challenging species, so there will always be a market for them as long as there are people wanting to challenge themselves. These aren't as easy to keep and breed as crs, the price reflects that. Meaning, these aren't shrimp that someone who wants 5 dollar shrimp would be able to keep alive, so dropping the price a lot isn't going to incite the market any more.
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Pretty much if someone wants to introduce these species they would have to eat the cost, breed them, and then sell them at a much lower cost. Initially it would be a huge hit, and no guarantee they would even sell. But if they were to become popular, in the long run would make lots of $ back.

But no one wants to take the risk, so its not likely to happen for a while. Its not like there is a huge market for shrimp in the US.
I used to think that too, but there's a really big hobby driven market in the US and an even bigger market (where the real money is) overseas.

A lot of people have these shrimp already in the US, including yours truly (as of days ago lol).
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Yeah a few hundred or thousand people may seem like a lot, but not when it comes to a business. And im only talking about the US, obviously overseas they have a bigger market than us here. Sometimes you have to take a step back and realize your average fish hobbyst consists of a HOB filter and goldfish. I have no idea of the real statistic but probably only about 10% of that are planted tank hobbysts and actually have good knowledge of fish/tanks. Then probably 5% of that keep shrimp.

And again from a BUSINESS standpoint where the goal is to sell shrimp at a cost thats reasonable to the average consumer, these $150 shrimp arnt going to sell a whole lot. And from simple business/economics demand drives supply. No demand (or little) and there isnt going to be a supply readily available. The only way demand will go up is if price drops. The only way price will drop is if supply is high enough.

Its a catch 22 and like I said the only way around it, is if a business eats the initial costs. Which happens A LOT but is viable. Either that or a hobbyst finds a way to breed these easily and sells them cheaper after a while.

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