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Old 05-07-2013, 07:47 PM   #706
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I think part of the problem is that our water in the states is naturally high ph in most places and more suited to neo shrimp. Id love to pay for bee shrimp but id also have to purchase a bunch of equipment to change my water chemistry. Most people aren't THAT invested into shrimp keeping to make it worth while.
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Steve!! Time to bring down the price my brotha! An abundance in supply and no demand... that calls for a dramatic price cut! Simple economics as Mark mentioned above.
So true. I was at one point considering BTOE, contending with my Royal Blue, and I didn't touch either, partly because $180 for 10 is crazy if you're not 100% sure they'll work out for you.
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So far the only one I see less of are the pumpkin neos and white pearls. Also wild type neos are hard to come by and I can see them becoming more expensive.
Reluctantly, I got out of white pearls. They are beautiful, however one of the things I keep an eye out for is bacterial infections to nip any in the bud before causing problems. And what is the one of the indicators of bacterial infections? White foggy tissue.

Unfortunately it was driving me crazy looking at the bodies of white pearl shrimp to select for the best and seeing either whitish foggy thick shells or whitish foggy bodies. Never saw short antennae, but for my own sanity, I had to stop breeding them!
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Steve!! Time to bring down the price my brotha! An abundance in supply and no demand... that calls for a dramatic price cut! Simple economics as Mark mentioned above.
I am chomping at the bit on these and I just can't justify quite that much especially with another $30 on top for shipping. But I just may do it. Oh the decisions lol. And sorry for the off track Nick, making me kick myself in the butt for not popping on those royals.
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At first I was like "Shrimp? Meh." Then I saw these pics and now I'm telling the lady she needs to clear off her dresser because a 20L is about to be put there for some shrimp.
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:54 AM   #711
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At first I was like "Shrimp? Meh." Then I saw these pics and now I'm telling the lady she needs to clear off her dresser because a 20L is about to be put there for some shrimp.
I already have a tank one one of my dressers, just need some shrimp. XD
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I think part of the problem is that our water in the states is naturally high ph in most places and more suited to neo shrimp. Id love to pay for bee shrimp but id also have to purchase a bunch of equipment to change my water chemistry. Most people aren't THAT invested into shrimp keeping to make it worth while.
You and the majority of Americans are in the same boat. Many are new or haven't made that leap just yet to getting a RO unit. Once you keep shrimp for a while, you either quit/give up or progress onto nicer/harder to keep shrimp. This is the trend atm. Stick around here long enough and you'll have a RO unit in no time .

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So true. I was at one point considering BTOE, contending with my Royal Blue, and I didn't touch either, partly because $180 for 10 is crazy if you're not 100% sure they'll work out for you.
You'll never know if you don't try em first hand.

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I am chomping at the bit on these and I just can't justify quite that much especially with another $30 on top for shipping. But I just may do it. Oh the decisions lol. And sorry for the off track Nick, making me kick myself in the butt for not popping on those royals.
Hold on, let me take a group picture of some royals for you!

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At first I was like "Shrimp? Meh." Then I saw these pics and now I'm telling the lady she needs to clear off her dresser because a 20L is about to be put there for some shrimp.
That's exactly how I felt when I first started shrimp. haha Before you know it, you'll be neck deep in all things SHRIMP... mark my words.
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I can attest to that last point. I'm "Shrimp Man" in my circle of friends. Everybody's very interested in them. Just a bit baffled I guess lol.
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If you can take a group shot then you can spare 5 for me!
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Where are my royal blue pics! I demand them meow!
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Where are my royal blue pics! I demand them meow!
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From last night right out the bag.
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Allot of my btoe I got from you nick and breed out are becoming so blue like these. I sent some to Sean Litrakis at summit micro farms and he questioned if I sent him the right shrimp, he thought maybe I sent him some royals, well I did on 2 but my btoe show so much blue now a days.... I have to thank you for getting me into the btoe, by far my favorite shrimp I keep


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Allot of my btoe I got from you nick and breed out are becoming so blue like these. I sent some to Sean Litrakis at summit micro farms and he questioned if I sent him the right shrimp, he thought maybe I sent him some royals, well I did on 2 but my btoe show so much blue now a days.... I have to thank you for getting me into the btoe, by far my favorite shrimp I keep


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haha Glad you're enjoying them bro. Keep up the good work breeding them. You're one and the few who can actually breed them successfully so I commend you for that, and you're very welcome.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:41 AM   #719
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Awesome Nick! Thanks so much for that. Can not wait to see them in my tank. They look nice and small which is great too, and so blue for how small they are.

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Old 05-17-2013, 02:26 PM   #720
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Nick,
what type of tiger did you use to cross breed to get those crazy color variants?
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