You have to factor in bell curve in the shrimp market, where a majority of the buyers are in the sub $10 market and about less than 10% appreciate the higher end.
Another factor is the emphasis on new strains and shift away from tigers lately. A year ago, there were threads on oebt, btoe, red tigers rampant on the forums... not so as of late. Ron has been in the business for a few years selling shrimp, inverts and other types of aquaria products. i recommend contacting him by PM or through the website for more details and even photos.
If you are interested in selling locally, the ny subforum would likely be an audience for you to consider. good luck.