Wine Red shrimp £1200 each???!!!

Discussion in 'Inverts' started by daniel19831123, 20 Nov 2009.

  1. daniel19831123

    daniel19831123 Member

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    For those who thinks that CRS and sulawesi shrimp is expensive, check this one out! Be warn though that if you are faint heart, you might not tolerate this well... :)

    http://shop.shrimpking.co.uk/epages/es1 ... Red_Shrimp

    This shrimp business is getting more and more out of hand....
     
  2. chilled84

    chilled84 Member

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    ha ha do u think they missed out decimal point?? :p
     
  3. daniel19831123

    daniel19831123 Member

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    Looks like it.... Seriously, that's what I called extracting urine.
     
  4. chilled84

    chilled84 Member

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    Ha Ha Could you imagine if some doppy person payed that on that site lol. I would feel so bad.
     
  5. aquaticmaniac

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    I'm not sure if this is a mistake. I think I saw these going for 300 quid on a Chinese site (google translated it from Chinese, anyway). If you factor in shipping, customs duties, etc., I believe it. That's still quite a lot of money, and there's no doubt there's a bit of a racket in the aquatic hobby, as there is in anything.
     
  6. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

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    No mistakes.

    Shrimp are big business and are getting bigger. The Dec PFK had a superb article on the newest varieties - some are mind-blowing! Worth £1,200+ though?

    To the customer, I guess they're worth what they are willing to pay.

    SSS-Grade crystal red shrimp can command hundreds of pounds each.

    An Arowana has been sold for £300,000 before now.... :woot:
     
  7. mr. luke

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    And i thought £12 was expensive.
     
  8. zig

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    Bubble in the shrimp market :woot: sell !!
     
  9. mattyc

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    arent these just a cross breed of CRS and CBS?! :crazy:
     
  10. a1Matt

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    I reckon it is a marketing ploy...

    If I tell you that I have shrimp for £3, £5, £10, £20 you will look at them and say. hmmm that £20 is a bit steep.
    If I say I have shrimp for £3, £5, £10, £20, £50 and £100, then the £20 shrimp look quite reasonable.

    Luke - I agree £12 is expensive :)
     
  11. samc

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    i also agree and i wouldnt pay over £12.

    it also depends how you look at it. if you are very confident on looking after them and breeding them then its not all bad :D
     
  12. FishBeast

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  13. aquaticmaniac

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    I think African Filter shrimp are far more interesting than a shrimp for its colour. (Although I'm sure a lot of work went into those wine reds.) I have a friend back in the States who got his first African Filter for $10 or so.
     
  14. mr. luke

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    Not sure how it came up but giant african fans are anything from £8-£14 normaly, and are a lot easire to care for than crs as long as you can provide heaps of flow.
     

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