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Ikhsand10

Hi guys,

i'm just curious, how much does each neocaridina shrimp cost in your country?
i'm in Indonesia, and they are really cheap, i bought 30 red cherry shrimp for about 1 dolar ( 15000 Rupiah )..
Thank You..
 

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fishmosy

In Australia, Neocaridina cost somewhere between $0.01 AUD each and $15.00 AUD each depending on rarity and grade.

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VickiH

I would increase the $15 maximum if you are talking about colours other than red. I have paid $40ea for blue dreams neos not that long ago.




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I live in the US, and the best price I could price I found was for 40 Fire Red was $100 including shipping costs.  While the initial cost of $2.50 each seemed low, but half of them died within the first week despite perfect water and tank conditions.  I have discovered since, that these shrimp had been imported to California from Taiwan, before being shipped 2500 miles overnight to me.  My final cost for the 20 that survived came out to $5 each, which is about what I have read that others pay in fish stores in the US.  Rare colored varieties can be more and poorly colored Reds can be less.  An individual near me was selling pale Reds for $1 each, but I wanted darker colored ones.  I could not find any retail stores that stocked them with 60 miles of me, so I ordered mine using the Internet.

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2 hours ago, VickiH said:

I would increase the $15 maximum if you are talking about colours other than red. I have paid $40ea for blue dreams neos not that long ago.




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are blue dreams same with blue pearl?
40$/shrimp is very expensive.. 
i can buy 3 blue pearl shrimp for 1$ here..
 

1 hour ago, gtippitt said:

I live in the US, and the best price I could price I found was for 40 Fire Red was $100 including shipping costs.  While the initial cost of $2.50 each seemed low, but half of them died within the first week despite perfect water and tank conditions.  I have discovered since, that these shrimp had been imported to California from Taiwan, before being shipped 2500 miles overnight to me.  My final cost for the 20 that survived came out to $5 each, which is about what I have read that others pay in fish stores in the US.  Rare colored varieties can be more and poorly colored Reds can be less.  An individual near me was selling pale Reds for $1 each, but I wanted darker colored ones.  I could not find any retail stores that stocked them with 60 miles of me, so I ordered mine using the Internet.

Greg

 

  

20 died ? 
i'm sorry for your loss..

so you paid 5$ for one high grade cherry shrimp?
it's still seems very expensive to me..
compared with the prices in my country..

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Pierre Schoonraad

Down in South Africa prices start at just over 1 US$ for red cherry to about 10 US$ for rilli. Selection is not that big at the moment and the people that have is still building up their breeding stock before selling them.

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6 hours ago, Pierre Schoonraad said:

Down in South Africa prices start at just over 1 US$ for red cherry to about 10 US$ for rilli. Selection is not that big at the moment and the people that have is still building up their breeding stock before selling them.

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wow, there is a big difference between Cherry and Rilli..
Are Rillis that rare??

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Pierre Schoonraad

I think it is more a over supply of cherries. I live in a wonderfull country where it is legal to keep shrimp but illegal to import them. So basicly all the shrimp we have have here was basicly smuggeld into the country.

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revolutionhope

I think it all depends on how new and how stable the genetics are (eg blue body orange rili is still extremely uncommon in australia and noone has yet achieved a clearly defined rili pattern of this variety; by way of contrast the blue gene red rilis have been worked on for years and are fairly stable).

If someone were to magically start selling quality blue body orange rilis here I expect they might go for well in excess $100 per unsexed juvenile. Blue body red rilis however can be had for $5-10each I suppose depending on the quality, who the seller is and also where the purchase is made and other factors etc etc.

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21 hours ago, Pierre Schoonraad said:

I think it is more a over supply of cherries. I live in a wonderfull country where it is legal to keep shrimp but illegal to import them. So basicly all the shrimp we have have here was basicly smuggeld into the country.

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smuggeld shrimp?
are there any native dwarf shrimp in africa??

14 hours ago, revolutionhope said:

I think it all depends on how new and how stable the genetics are (eg blue body orange rili is still extremely uncommon in australia and noone has yet achieved a clearly defined rili pattern of this variety; by way of contrast the blue gene red rilis have been worked on for years and are fairly stable).

If someone were to magically start selling quality blue body orange rilis here I expect they might go for well in excess $100 per unsexed juvenile. Blue body red rilis however can be had for $5-10each I suppose depending on the quality, who the seller is and also where the purchase is made and other factors etc etc.

wow, i'd love to get a blue body orange rilli, but i'll never be able to afford a 100$ shrimp.. haha

even the blue gene red rilli havent yet showed up in my country, i think..

on the other hand, does anyone here having trouble to upload a picture?
 

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Pierre Schoonraad

To get past customs is not that hard for some people. Stuff get imported here under different names, not black listed, and customs don't have the knowledge to know the differance. Or when they do pick it up the importer blames his supplier and he gets away with it or fined, a small fine.
We have some native shrimp here but are illigal to have. You will get into way bigger problems if you have native shrimp compared to imported shrimp.

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1 hour ago, Pierre Schoonraad said:

To get past customs is not that hard for some people. Stuff get imported here under different names, not black listed, and customs don't have the knowledge to know the differance. Or when they do pick it up the importer blames his supplier and he gets away with it or fined, a small fine.
We have some native shrimp here but are illigal to have. You will get into way bigger problems if you have native shrimp compared to imported shrimp.

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it's so confusing..
so it's legal to have some shrimp, but it's illegal to import them, and also illegal to keep the native shrimp?
what shrimp are you supposed to keep? haha
is the native shrimp an endangered species?

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Pierre Schoonraad

The native shrimp are, just like all native fish/birds/animals, protected and you require a huge amount of paperwork and money to even be concidered to keep them.
Yes our system is completely confusing, how can you keep something if you can't bring it into the country in the first place. There is a guy currently doing impact studies etc to get them removed from the import black list. Keeping our fingers crossed.

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revolutionhope

Australian situation is similar. Once something is here people by and large get away with keeping them despite them being banned from importation.

However the consequences for getting caught bringing banned species in are huge.

This poor girl was bringing in shrimp for her boyfriend apparently and was sentenced to 15 months jail. Suspended mostly so 3 months to be served in jail followed by good behaviour bond. 

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/archive/news/woman-jailed-for-importing-shrimp/news-story/58eb93e4d1508696fe818efd246de367?nk=cf565d7b9755a8d71b63869db947efe3-1490307480

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9 hours ago, Pierre Schoonraad said:

The native shrimp are, just like all native fish/birds/animals, protected and you require a huge amount of paperwork and money to even be concidered to keep them.
Yes our system is completely confusing, how can you keep something if you can't bring it into the country in the first place. There is a guy currently doing impact studies etc to get them removed from the import black list. Keeping our fingers crossed.

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that's sounds like a lot of work just to be permitted to keep a native animal..
maybe even more work than when you are keeping it.. :D
i hope you guys will get a good news from the "guy"..

2 hours ago, revolutionhope said:

Australian situation is similar. Once something is here people by and large get away with keeping them despite them being banned from importation.

However the consequences for getting caught bringing banned species in are huge.

This poor girl was bringing in shrimp for her boyfriend apparently and was sentenced to 15 months jail. Suspended mostly so 3 months to be served in jail followed by good behaviour bond. 

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/archive/news/woman-jailed-for-importing-shrimp/news-story/58eb93e4d1508696fe818efd246de367?nk=cf565d7b9755a8d71b63869db947efe3-1490307480

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Will

Poor girl..

did she really just brought the shrimp for her boyfriend?
Not to sell it like the news said?

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inuter

hii im ind too yeahh they are cheap here also for crs maybe around half usd each i dont know if grading high could be expensive too

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Ikhsand10
9 minutes ago, inuter said:

hii im ind too yeahh they are cheap here also for crs maybe around half usd each i dont know if grading high could be expensive too

Hi fellow indonesian..
nice to find any Indonesian here..
are you from jakarta?
 

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inuter

hehe iyaa... dari jakarta jg bro? atau indonesia mana?

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Ikhsand10
17 minutes ago, inuter said:

hehe iyaa... dari jakarta jg bro? atau indonesia mana?

i'm from karawang city bro, do you know karawang? hehe
pelihara udanga apa aja bro?

 

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inuter

hehe udang biasa aja bro paling neo sama redbee aja masih nubi nihh..oww karawang tau deh deket bekasi

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Ikhsand10
22 minutes ago, inuter said:

hehe udang biasa aja bro paling neo sama redbee aja masih nubi nihh..oww karawang tau deh deket bekasi

sama nubi juga bro, cuma belum berani pelihara redbee, parameternya rada ribet..
itu pada dicampur kah?
udah ada yg mati belum? hehe

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19 hours ago, Ikhsand10 said:
19 hours ago, inuter said:

 

sama nubi juga bro

We all have to start somewhere. I was a newb once as well. ?

 

19 hours ago, Ikhsand10 said:

cuma belum berani pelihara redbee, parameternya rada ribet..

It's not that difficult really, if you have the right tools.

A good substrate, a pH pen, and a TDS meter. And SKFA forum members of course. We can help.

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yess thanks within this forum of course , read , ask, trial and learned

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Ikhsand10
On 3/25/2017 at 5:32 AM, jayc said:

We all have to start somewhere. I was a newb once as well. 1f62c.png

 

It's not that difficult really, if you have the right tools.

A good substrate, a pH pen, and a TDS meter. And SKFA forum members of course. We can help.

wow @jayc, so you understand Indonesian? where are you from?? ?

that's the problem, i have a TDS meter, and PH meter is on the way, but a good substrate is a "bit" expensive here, out of my (wife) tolerated price.. ?

oh, and i also having problem uploading some pics, is there any problem?

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14 minutes ago, Ikhsand10 said:

so you understand Indonesian?

Yes, I studied Indonesian in High School up until my final year, year12. 

I still understand it if I see it written and if someone spoke it slowly. But the slang terms like "nubi" can get me confused. Likely they sound like the english word, so I guessed it was "newbie".

 

19 minutes ago, Ikhsand10 said:

substrate is a "bit" expensive

yeah, substrate can be expensive. 

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