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genocidex
07-16-2012, 12:41 AM
so i found a good add on ebay, 12 rcs for 30$ seems like a good deal and good reviews about the shrimp. but my 5.5 isnt planted yet, hoping to win some xmas moss.... but any ways both sellers are from inside usa.... so should i buy the rcs while they last? only have 10 lots left lol

PhillipOrigami
07-16-2012, 12:51 AM
12 shrimp for 30 bucks isnt that good for rcs(NOT crs but I doubt it). Unless they are fire reds(pure red) or other variations. They won't die w/o moss AFAIK.(unless shipping, I believe, probably won't kill em tho)

genocidex
07-16-2012, 01:25 AM
30 dollars included shipping with them. its next day delivery.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/12-LIVE-RED-CHERRY-SHRIMP-great-with-aquarium-plants-Free-Shipping-/160675294413?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2568fe6ccd

thats the link with a pic they look rcs to me

PhillipOrigami
07-16-2012, 01:36 AM
with shipping it still isn't too great
1 buck a shrimp plus priority for 8 bucks or so is what you should be looking for.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=183475
precise deal right there
for your money you can also go with PFRs or blue velvets or yellows.
All are neos so they should all be almost as hardy if not as hardy as RCS

genocidex
07-16-2012, 01:39 AM
i want rcs for their guppy like breeding for food, those have been the recommended

genocidex
07-16-2012, 01:57 AM
thanks for the link im talking to that member atm. 20$ for 12 would be a great deal thanks so much!!!

PhillipOrigami
07-16-2012, 02:16 AM
ah, as a feeder. Oh. Okay.
anytime :D

Brhino
07-16-2012, 05:45 PM
I got 20 for $20 on aquabid, free shipping.

I threw a few RCS in my unplanted loach tank to test the water before I added fish. Now they're breeding and thriving in there. They seem to be quite hardy really.

genocidex
07-17-2012, 01:38 AM
well with that link im getting 12 (plus 1-3 for doa insurance) a free plant for about 19. also i just realized i have a good moss ball in my 29g ill be transplanting.