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Personally, I would jump on the Fire Reds (same as RCS only really dark) in the second link. I have bought from the first link and had good service. But, if I didn't already have enough shrimp, I'd be all over that Fire Red BIN.


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Thank you so much, just ordered the fire red! Can't wait :)
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Fire reds and Sakura's (what I have apparantly) are REALLY intense red! Fire reds are born red.

I wonder how they ship shrimp?? I would be too afraid but I guess its been done safely!

I'm nervous too but the guy had good feedback and I read that if any appeared dead he will refund if you take a picture of the unopened bag. Hopefully it all works out! First time I've ordered something live online.

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I know people can do it ^-^ Yours will probably be perfectly fine! I can't wait to see them! I fell in love with mine the day I got them in Feb and now I have 2 lots of babies!! 1 group is about 3 weeks now and the other is about a week.

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Drooling.....

They ship shrimp in breather bags with a plant to cling to. You don't float breather bags like you do regular bags or you'd suffocate the shrimp.

I acclimate using the first method (drop and plop):

http://msjinkzd.com/news/acclimating...heir-new-tank/

Not everyone's cup of tea. There are a lot of methods if you Google but no matter which one you use, add a drop or two of Prime (or other conditioner) to the bag as soon as you open it. And make sure the tank light is off when you add the shrimp.
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Cherry shrimp are only about $2.50 over here in Utah, that's weird.

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Drooling.....

They ship shrimp in breather bags with a plant to cling to. You don't float breather bags like you do regular bags or you'd suffocate the shrimp.

I acclimate using the first method (drop and plop):

http://msjinkzd.com/news/acclimating...heir-new-tank/

Not everyone's cup of tea. There are a lot of methods if you Google but no matter which one you use, add a drop or two of Prime (or other conditioner) to the bag as soon as you open it. And make sure the tank light is off when you add the shrimp.
I use stress coat, is that okay? If not I'll have to go pick up some other conditioner tomorrow. If I'm reading this right, basically just take a pitcher and pour the water/shrimp into the net and put them right into the tank?

Also lucky that the next two days in which they ship it, its supposed to be about 80 degrees + so it should be pretty warm for them!

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I put Prime in the bag and, holding the net over the cup, pour shrimp into net; then I plop them down into the tank. You could do that on one side of the tank and after a week or two, net half to put on the other side. That way you don't have to worry about separating when you first get them.
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I drip acclimated them. I thought it was the safest way?

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There are so many ways to acclimate I got really confused.

I've had better results with plop and drop but like Rachel says in the article, it and drip acclimation both work.

What didn't work was pouring shrimp in a bowl and adding a little bit of tank water at a time over the span of an hour like my first seller suggested. However, maybe if I'd added Prime and taken two or three hours I would have had more success.

I wonder if sitting in ammonia-filled water is the real culprit? I now immediately add Prime to any critter I receive.
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From what I've heard, ghost shrimp are NOT recommended to be with RCS. apparently they're quite aggressive to the RCS. Be careful!!
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