Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
color does fade from shipping and does take a few days to get back sometimes. I sold shrimp at a shrimp meet a month ago and bagged them the night before and even my PFR's were almost clear by morning but colored up nice for the buyer within a day. I never judge shrimp by the color in the bag. Even buying from a LFS, they loose color in the few hours while they are in the bag.
With that said, I doubt those pics are taken from their stock as they look like a miss-match of stolen google images. Look at speedies pics, you can see consistency throughout them, even in different tanks.
That site does have bad reviews all over and the fact they even sold you berried adults shows they don't know or care. Shipped shrimp do best when small juvi, unsexable size. That way they ship better, they acclimate better, and you get the full life out of a shrimp. If I sell you an adult, honestly, I couldn't tell if it's 6 months old or 18 months old and about to die. If you get juvi's that are 2 months old, you know you will get a good year or two of life of them.
Hope you get in touch with them, get a refund and buy from sellers on here.
20g platy, , 2 x 10g shrimp, 3 x 20g shrimp, 7.5g shrimp and 1 great dane/mastiff puppy.
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