Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Why would people pay that much for a shrimp, right? Well, imagine you live in Tokyo where a 500 sf condo is worth millions of dollars, and you want a pet. You can afford a great dan but you can't afford the room it requires, so you get a pair of shrimps. If you think this way, $1000 isn't too bad anymore. Plus if you do get them to breed, you can sell the offspring relative easily provided the quality holds.
When I was in Taiwan a few weeks ago, I frequented one Taiwanese auction site (dreaming, not buying), the shrimps over $300 ea seldom stay unsold for more than a few days. And breeding pairs marked for $1000 to $1500 are not rare. It's the A-S grade (marked for less than $1 ea) that's harder to sell, then of course, maybe because they are sold 50 for like $30 dollars and most people don't want that many.
PS: OOPS, I don't want to hijack the thread, let's get back to the original topic ;-)
Last edited by randyl; 03-06-2013 at 03:13 AM.