Jonny, I didn't pay that for them...they were expensive to import, and I didn't know this was in the batch that I got....I just LOVE wine reds, and wanted more of them. I went in on an order direct from Taiwan. My friend went over there and talked with Aaron LI of Crimson....what transpired I do not know, he doesn't say
We ordered the shrimps, the guy shipped them overnight and this is what we got. Am I happy with what I paid (well I lost about 8 of them right off the bat) so whatever I was left with, are the hardiest of the bunch, and YES I am very happy with the quality of these shrimps....even the black BKK/Pandas are exceptional.
They seem to like my new setup tank of Amazonia and are very active crawling all over stuff which I have not had happen before, so Im thinking something is right for them in this tank.
They also eat the new shrimp food ie: Borneo wild grow, dennerle shrimp king, barley pellets etc which again I have found in the past my Taiwans did not do...
so maybe these ones are a hardier bunch...who knows.
With Taiwans I have found its a hit or a miss....you either get them to grow and breed (like Speedie does) or you just keep them for a time then they slowly die off.
I will take what I can get at this point.
I LOVE this color, its vibrant, and just makes my tank sparkle....like looking at nice ripe red cherries
when you see them in the supermarket...gotta have some.....mmmmhhhnnn!
BTW: I may be coming over to the UK in a little while and will be accessing my International connections for shrimps while I am there (at least 6 months) so IF I do decide to import some, I will definitely let you know....keep me posted by pm.
I have access to many of the shrimps/food that people are looking for right now here, so when I get over there, I will be setting up a business
for importing....at least that's my long term goal
I am originally from Scotland, so going to go stay in the old country for a while either this year or next. PM me with your details and I will put you on my contact list.