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Old 03-05-2013, 11:32 PM   #16
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While I agree that the higher grades are overrated and don't look as nice, S is the best. It has the perfect ratio of red and white and they're very full and vibrant. If you want some nice reds then Extreme Ruby Reds work well. Or even Supreme Neos.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:38 PM   #17
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Ruby reds have the flecks of black in them, and not the solid red.

Yepper Supremes look great, but this is a different shrimp entirely.

They all look great, just slightly different.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:42 PM   #18
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The C's look really nice. I'm with Kinection. If there were a standard complete red with several white back stripes, I'd set up a tank in a heartbeat.

I love my S shrimp though. I think they've got a nice balance. Three red lines, three white lines.
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:32 AM   #19
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I always thought the C grade were cool. Just hard to find.
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:55 AM   #20
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Although I like the red in these C grade, I still think the higher grade ones do look better, but you need to find the real high grade one, not just any SSS or SSS+. For example, this "SS" grade shrimp.


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Old 03-06-2013, 02:02 AM   #21
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Although I like the red in these C grade, I still think the higher grade ones do look better, but you need to find the real high grade one, not just any SSS or SSS+. For example, this "SS" grade shrimp.


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- The parents of this gal were obtained from Japanese auction for over $1000.
- Her siblings were all pretty much as nice, the main difference is in the legs colour distribution and coverage.
That's an AWESOME looking shrimp, but I don't think we have the money to do that. It's a great idea to mix these guys with some higher grades though. Maybe PRLs would help?
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That is a great looking shrimp. I would never be able to look at if tho. Unless I was selling the offspring I would just see the dollars signs swimming in the tank.
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That is a great looking shrimp. I would never be able to look at if tho. Unless I was selling the offspring I would just see the dollars signs swimming in the tank.
I'd be scared to look at it and have it die. lol.
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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.


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$1000? That's ridiculous...
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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 ;-)
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500 sf = millions of dollars? That's CRAZY.
And yea, we should get back on topic.
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So, back to the topic. Super Red Crystal was available a few months ago, anyone got some and bred them? What's the percentage of the offsping are as nice?
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:36 AM   #28
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I always liked C grades. I'm enjoying my colony of PRL SSS right now though =)
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I totally like grade B and below CRS. Unfortunately I cannot find a single local breeder going that route =(
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You got demand, all you need now is quality and quantity.
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