I've noticed my pet store has raised their prices. The regular shelled ones are now $7.99 and the painted shell ones are $9.99. And they are small too. When I bought Mr. Krabs back in August, he was in a painted shell at $7.99 and is medium sized. When I got Mrs. Hermit at the feed store, he was in the computer for 6.99 I think, but I told her I was told 4.99 last week. All of them are PP's.