Cardinal/Saluwesi shrimp- Worth it? Suggestions?

Crimson_687

So I’m considering keeping another type of shrimp (I’m open to suggestions as well) I’ve kept cherries, Amanos, and ghost shrimp so far.

Since the pH of my tap is 8.0, with pH of my current tanks around 7.7, I’m considering cardinal/ saluwesi shrimp ( Caridina dennerli) as a candidate. I’ve also heard they’re quite sensitive, and I don’t want to try something that is not meant for me, especially with such a high price tag on these beautiful shrimp. This would also be my first experience with cardinia shrimp, and these guys probably aren’t the best first try. Still, I want some advice/ shared experiences from others regarding this shrimp.

If any of you have cared for them, what was your experience? How sensitive are they? Are they a shrimp you thought was stressful/tedious? Are they a shrimp you would recommend to others?

I’m open to suggestions for other types of shrimp
 

richiep

Your now going into something that need very special care lots of reading get yourself primed for these.
They are so expensive here or my tanks would be full of them,
 
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Crimson_687

Your now going into something that need very special care lots of reading get yourself primed for these.
They are so expensive here or my tanks would be full of them,
I’ve been reading as much as I can, and the more I read the more I don’t want them. It also doesn’t seem like many people own them as I can’t find anything on them here and other forums don’t seem to have many threads about them either.
 
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richiep

you won't find anything on them or at least very little they are relatively new to the shrimp world, i found only one that import them for me at an astronomical price
 
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Crimson_687

you won't find anything on them or at least very little they are relatively new to the shrimp world, i found only one that import them for me at an astronomical price
Yup, the best I’ve found that carry tank-raised is 15-20$ per shrimp. And they were sold out. Then there was another offer for 6 at 100$. Insane.

It’s a pass for me, I just feel like there’s not enough available information to invest in such a sensitive shrimp. Still, if someone has kept them before it would be interesting to hear their experiences
 
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richiep

I was quoted £80 $104 for one shipping direct from origin of country
 
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richiep

stopped me in my tracks money stayed in pocket
 
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Crimson_687

wow, that one shrimp is worth more than it’s weight in gold. A dwarf shrimp weighs about 1 gram, and a gram of gold is worth $65.43/ £49.49.
 
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richiep

when shrimp first came on the market they were stupid prices and some still are my black bee were being sold for $10 just a few months ago he was so greedy I now sell them privately for around $2.50
 
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