Sadly, most of my Cardinal shrimp have died; just 4 or so remain. When they arrived they suffered from broken cuticles, which appear to have resulted in unsuccessful ecdysis. I still have my fingers crossed for the survivors, and I am considering trying again later this month with the same species. This species not only requires skill, but they also require a lot of luck, and responsibility of the side of the salesperson.
On a brighter note, I had a surprise today! My local aquatics store had a very rare species in stock, the Malili Fire shrimp [Caridina cf. spinata]. There were only 2 left, which I bought with excitement. Let’s hope they survive and are a male and a female!