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KhiaraFish
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PostPosted: 2010.12.09(Thu)20:40    Post subject: Is it a red cherry? Reply with quote

I ordered 10 RCS off of aquabid, and they all arrived alive and well. That was probably about 2 weeks ago, and everyone seems to be settling in nicely.They are all showing brilliant red coloration, except for one, which stubbornly remains a dark foresty brown, with a pale beige stripe along it's back. I am certain it is a female, as it is heavily berried, but I was wondering if this was some other sort of shrimp that got shipped accidentally, or if it was a red cherry displaying unusual colors. Thanks for looking!
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PostPosted: 2010.12.09(Thu)22:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any chance at a picture of the shrimp in question? Smile It will certainly help identify!
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PostPosted: 2010.12.09(Thu)23:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

It probably has the wild gene. That is bad because you now know that your shrimp have a impure gene. Now...if you have just asked me, I could have given you a great deal on 15 RCS Smile
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PostPosted: 2010.12.10(Fri)9:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sigh. Thats what I thought. I tried to take a picture, but my camera is too pathetic, it's from 1995 I think? It is pretty much the oldest model of a Kodak Easy-share. Next time I will definitely call you up Caton, I'm not too impressed with these but at the LFS they wanted $15 for 3 shrimp.
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PostPosted: 2010.12.10(Fri)11:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caton wrote:
It probably has the wild gene. That is bad because you now know that your shrimp have a impure gene. Now...if you have just asked me, I could have given you a great deal on 15 RCS Smile


I'm not trying to de-rail the thread... but can you ship RCS in the winter? Its been getting below 0 around here, and I considered buying some shrimp, but I figured I'd have to wait until spring.
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PostPosted: 2010.12.10(Fri)12:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have CRS coming in the mail on Wednesday, I got these RCS in the mail last winter in January. I plan on getting a pack of heat packs and they will do fine even without. If you get them from aquabid they will do even better just because they use insulated boxes and stuff.
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PostPosted: 2010.12.10(Fri)13:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its fine as long as they are insulated and have a heat pack.
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PostPosted: 2010.12.10(Fri)13:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

your temperatures, yes, with heat packs and insulation as stated. otherwise in my temperatures (where it can be -40) I'd say wait.
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PostPosted: 2010.12.10(Fri)14:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

The weather doesn't really play a role. They are in cars/warehouse most of the time. If they kept it in -40 weather things would break and the workers wouldn't be able to work. I think it would be fine anyway.
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PostPosted: 2010.12.16(Thu)19:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caton wrote:
It probably has the wild gene. That is bad because you now know that your shrimp have a impure gene. Now...if you have just asked me, I could have given you a great deal on 15 RCS Smile

So, about that super deal Smile
What great deal could I get for 5 of them?
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