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Old 02-15-2012, 01:57 PM   #1
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Got some Orange Sakura shrimp...how long before I can sell some?


I ordered 50 Orange Sakura (neocardina) but I do not need that many. Unfortunately the seller did not want to sell a smaller quantity so I had to bite the bullet. I'll be putting these with my crystal reds in a 20 gallon tank....this will put me at 80 shrimp in this specific aquarium. Much more than I'd like to keep in there. Since these shrimp were in the mail for 5 days, I obviously need to acclimate them first before attmpting to sell...how long should I keep them before being able to ship again? Where should I list them for sale? I do have breather bags, heat packs and styrofoam boxes so I'm good on the shipping supplies. These appear to be full grown adults and are all VERY jumpy and alive in the bags (still at work so will not bring home until later).

Let me know what you think.

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Old 02-15-2012, 02:00 PM   #2
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You'd want them in your tank for about a week to acclimate, settle and eat food.
You can then ship them out again.

Where did you find them, photos?

I might take a couple,
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:00 PM   #3
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Nice man! they arrived all alive?
I would say keep them at least 1-2 week mins. good luck!
post up photo picture when you get home and get them settled in!
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:07 PM   #4
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nice! you seem pretty lucky with those haha
how many are you going keep?
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:07 PM   #5
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Your seller cred with go up if you wait two weeks. Do get your ad up on Swap now.

Might consider the ones you intend to sell quarantined as some folks mitt be concerned about cross breeding. That may affect your sales.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:11 PM   #6
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Your seller cred with go up if you wait two weeks. Do get your ad up on Swap now.

Might consider the ones you intend to sell quarantined as some folks mitt be concerned about cross breeding. That may affect your sales.
I thought they were two different breeds...?
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:17 PM   #7
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nice! you seem pretty lucky with those haha
how many are you going keep?
Probably going to keep 25 and sell 25 but that's still up in the air. They look pretty nice for being in a shipping box for a few days...can't wait to see them color up.


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Your seller cred with go up if you wait two weeks. Do get your ad up on Swap now.

Might consider the ones you intend to sell quarantined as some folks mitt be concerned about cross breeding. That may affect your sales.
Not sure that I understand your comment but I'll be putting these with CRS which are cardina....the ones I received are neos so they will not interbreed. It's like cherry shrimp but orange.
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Not sure that I understand your comment but I'll be putting these with CRS which are cardina....the ones I received are neos so they will not interbreed. It's like cherry shrimp but orange.
I'm not really a shrimp guy, just keep cherries, so please excuse my ignorance on the cross breed point. However, savvy buyers do consider if the shrimp/fish/plants were in quarantine to protect from bringing in problems.

Good luck with your sale.

where you the guy with the pearl blue shrimp?
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:49 PM   #9
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Let the shrimp fast for 2 days before shipping out again, they will have less stress and get better survival rate. If not for other reason, you'd get less ammonia in the bag water. They can definitely survive without eating for days.
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You can easily keep 80 shrimp in a 20G tank just to let you know. That's like understocked as well. I have ~70 shrimp in my 10G tank and it still looks empty until feeding time haha.

The longer you keep them in your tank, the less stressed they'll be. But I would think 2 weeks should be enough for them to relax for another journey in the breather bags.

You could post a sales thread in the SnS right now, and ask people to reserve the shrimp already, but that's up to you. I'm pretty sure they will sell fast at any rate, not a lot of people have/sell these orange shrimp.
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I have 200 + in a 20gal long and it doesn't look full.
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Here is a quick iPhone pic of one shrimp. Looks nice considering that it was in shipping for 5 days. Will sit on my desk until evening when I get home.

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Hopefully you got males and females. I know that some of these people are just sending out females.

I would keep them at least a week before selling the ones you dont want. I also feed my shrimp daily and still ship them out with no problems. I would rather they have food in them then be hungry and stressed.

I have a 20 gallon tank with them and the population has exploded. About 200 in there right now.
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Doesn't make sense why people send out all females, usually it's all males if anything. 1 female is worth hundreds of shrimp over her lifetime and you have a tank with 100 females and 2 males and be fine, but 100 males and 2 females, it's going to take a long time to get a population going.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:15 PM   #15
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I think its because they cull out the less colorful ones and those tend to be the males. Either way lots of males or lots of females it takes longer for them to breed. I just sell pee wee size and just pick random in the tank. Cant tell sex or how intense the color will be at that size.


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