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    Heya guys!

    Got my tank set up and cycled. Went to the LFS and found these two there listed as grade A shrimp. I think one is a no entry, the other I'm a little unsure of the grade. Could be an SS, SS+ or SSS (Didn't want to get too excited)

    I'm fairly sure its a girl and a boy. Planning on getting more stock from a different sauce to diversify the gene pool, but I thought I'd share my first two, so here they are:





    Can't really see the no entry too well, but it does have a small patch of red after the first dot on the more red shrimp. Now some of the one I'm unsure of. Anyone that can give their thoughts on the grade, I would appreciate. Not really for any other reason than for me to learn to be honest:





    And then, just as a goodbye, some super close ups of the little lady. It was all done using a cheapish digital camera with no attachments, so I'm sorry for the kinda pants quality!





    Let me know your thoughts my shrimpy friends!

    Sam

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    On a seperate note, I just noticed that the pic of the two side by side shows clearly the differences between a girl and a guy shrimp. The size difference and curvature of the under side is very apparent in the photo.

    If anyone wants to use the photo for a gender comparison article on this site, feel free. I don't think I will be able to put one together myself, but if its going to be posted here on shrimpnow, I'm happy for someone else to use it.

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    It's a steal of get them as grade "A" only.
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    Both very nice SS, congrats. Crossing fingers for couple

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    2 very nice shrimp

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    Thanks for the feedback guys, and thanks for the grading clarification gr81.

    From what I can gather, there arent very many high quality shrimp in the UK, so it makes it even more strange to have found some pretty nice quality ones in a random pet shop.

    As I get more I'll amke sure I update you all with pics!

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    If only I can be so lucky to find these shrimps labelled as A grade here! Haha!

    Nice find!

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    How are those grade a? You got the bargain of the century. How much did you pay for these grade "A" shrimps? .

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    They probably got marked down due to the weak coloration (red looks to be faded in your pics). Some grading systems (japanese, I think. they prefer color over pattern) immediately put a shrimp in A grade if the coloration is not solid (usually only applies to PRL though). That being said, those are still some very nice shrimps and would generally not fall under A grade in most parts of the world imho.

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    Nice work spotting a bargain, interestingly i was in dobbies garden centre and spotted a tank full of S+ being sold as A Grade, also.

    I never bought any as ive got a tank full of S+ but it just goes to show its worth having a good dig around. :-)

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