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Hey everyone, 

I just got an order of Bloody Mary juvies. To be honest they look like low to medium grade normal red cherry shrimp. 

In the past I have gotten BM from a local breeder and the juvies were VERY red, no spots/dots, just all colour. These are from an online seller and they are just spotty with only one of them being what looks like a true BM.

My question is, how long should I give it before messaging the seller? If at all? (Sorry about the pic quality, they're still in the bag being drip acclimatised.)

Thanks.

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Hey Jordan, welcome to SKFA.

Those look like very low quality BM shrimps.

Medium grade normal cherry shrimp is my initial impressions as well. They won't improve in colour much. .

I don't know how successful you will be getting them replaced or refunded. Did the seller promise a certain grade? Or use pictures of higher quality shrimp? You might have a chance in that case.

 

Always, ask for the picture of the exact shrimps being sold.

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They might grow into their colour, but at this stage I'm leaning towards low-middle grade cherries as well.

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21 hours ago, jayc said:

Hey Jordan, welcome to SKFA.

Those look like very low quality BM shrimps.

Medium grade normal cherry shrimp is my initial impressions as well. They won't improve in colour much. .

I don't know how successful you will be getting them replaced or refunded. Did the seller promise a certain grade? Or use pictures of higher quality shrimp? You might have a chance in that case.

 

Always, ask for the picture of the exact shrimps being sold.

They had a photo on the site and they looked to be a good enough grade for the price,  much higher grade than this. I have added another, clearer photo just to see your opinions.

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Here's two of the images they used on their site for the BM image_b0ee0c6a-2b6f-438d-aafe-b53aa768efd9_900x.thumb.jpg.7fa0bb4dc491648aee02938c767989ba.jpg

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sdlTBfanUK

Welcome to the forum Jordan!

I don't think any of the shrimp you were sent will ever be anywhere like the stock photos. Where did you buy them from? The photos they used may not have been their shrimps anyway but just an image from the 'net'? Some in the original photo are better than the one in the last post and they will probably improve a bit with time as shipping always makes them dull down so you should probably give them a week before making any decisions. Depending on the age as well can make this more difficult as they may colour up better as they get older - I myself have put some in a cull tank (betta tank) as they were not good colour, and then maybe a month later looked in the cull tank and said  to myself 'where did that lovely one come from' (it can only have been low quality colour when I  put it in there).

I doubt that there is really anything much you can do now other than use this as a learning experience and use them to start your own breeding programme to improve them. You may have some recall if you bought them from an established business etc but I doubt they came from one of them?

Simon

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52 minutes ago, sdlTBfanUK said:

Welcome to the forum Jordan!

I don't think any of the shrimp you were sent will ever be anywhere like the stock photos. Where did you buy them from? The photos they used may not have been their shrimps anyway but just an image from the 'net'? Some in the original photo are better than the one in the last post and they will probably improve a bit with time as shipping always makes them dull down so you should probably give them a week before making any decisions. Depending on the age as well can make this more difficult as they may colour up better as they get older - I myself have put some in a cull tank (betta tank) as they were not good colour, and then maybe a month later looked in the cull tank and said  to myself 'where did that lovely one come from' (it can only have been low quality colour when I  put it in there).

I doubt that there is really anything much you can do now other than use this as a learning experience and use them to start your own breeding programme to improve them. You may have some recall if you bought them from an established business etc but I doubt they came from one of them?

Simon

Hi Simon,

 

Thanks for your reply. I really appreciate everyone's responses.

I will refrain from naming the business until the issue is resolved, as I did email them with photos and we are waiting a week to determine how to proceed. Just in case this was a mistake and they sent me the wrong shrimp. 

 

Their response to my email was:

"Give them a few days or a week you will see change. 

If they still like that in a week email me . 
 
They def get sold bloody as adults but should look
Far better than that as juvie too
 
 
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