Yups, they used to be way more than that. I think now they even gone down to about 200-400 each which is a good thing. I'm waiting to get my hands on some of these shrimps in the near future when the strain is actually more stable and not produce random babies.
yes and no, these shrimp have a large price range. The pure black BKK that have stable genes and have survival rates of over 60% are worth 4500 USD and there are quite a few people in europe that i know have these. Whereas unstable genes with survival rates of around 10% and not guranteed pure BKK can be bought from anywhere between 250-600 CDN but the lower price can only be got from breeders of course.