To clear up everything here in years of misunderstanding. Any but one species of shrimp is illegal to import. State department of ag says if it's non listed it's illegal to own too and sell. If anyone is caught selling shrimp here or anywhere on any forums they will prosecute. Which really sucks! Neocaridina davidi aka neo caridina sp and the caridina sp var and caridina Cantonensis is all illegal. Even though they are in our streams they still are not on the approved list. I know a good friend and mentor of mine that got raided and got everything taken away.
Now he's working with department of ag to revise the list and do some major changes because it's very unclear on what is and what is not allowed to own. I also know a lot of people here don't like him cause of certain reason. But let's make this clear he's about the hobby and he's not a business. He been meeting with several board members of the ag department to clarify the rules. Even though a lot of people may not like him daboss808 aka shayne. He doing a lot for us young hobbiest. I had taken the time to look into some species of fish that selective store have and let me tell you something not all the fish are conditionally approved by state department of ag. Now who do you think gets fine and possible jail time? Us! They may get a fine and or possible probation but we also suffer too. Why do you think private importers are here cause they have a special approved list issued by state department of ag. They pay higher importing rate rather than lfs like coral reef, Aquascapes, petsplus, petco, Petland, etc.
I would like to leave with this comment. All those that may have beef and or may not like daboss I think you should reconsider your thoughts. He's the one who helping with rule changes with department of agriculture and making shrimp, new aquatic plants, and new/ exotic fish species legal. Hopefully there will be no more non listed animals that are illegal. Only illegal species will be the detrimental species to our environment. This is a hobby lets forget the past and move forward. I know some people that support Aquascapes has particular beef with him but in the long run let's remind our selves who did the shrimp rule change none of our lfs stores can't only people driven to like daboss