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Buying Cherry Shrimp in the UK

Discussion in 'Inverts' started by Barney, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. Barney

    Barney Junior Poster

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    Does anyone know where I can buy Cherry Shrimp in the UK (either in the Kent area or from good mail order/internet company)?
     
  2. JamesC

    JamesC Lifetime Charter Member
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    I brought mine from Dartford Aquatics. They didn't hold them in stock but got them for me fairly quick.

    James
     
  3. ulster exile

    ulster exile Junior Poster

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    Ebay. There's an auction ending on Sunday, which I am watching for myself (but they have more than 1 lot), for 10 cherrys.
     
  4. Barney

    Barney Junior Poster

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    Yeah I think ebay might be the way to go, will check with my LFS to see if they can get any in. Tank is no where near cycled yet so was not looking to get them yet.
     
  5. ulster exile

    ulster exile Junior Poster

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    Wouldn't it be better waiting until you have a mature, instead of just cycled, tank?

    Whilst i have no experience of shrimp (subject to the auction on Sunday ;) ), I understood that in general most were quite sensitive to water quality.
     
  6. Frolicsome_Flora

    Frolicsome_Flora Guru Class Expert

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    Snail Shop

    Very good invert supplier online.

    If you get baby shrimp (the most common supplied online) then expect to dump 10 in and not see them for about 6 months! They're tinytinytiny. Make sure you have alot of cover for the little buggers as they're a perfect mouthful for any angels or other predatory types.
     
  7. Crazymidwesterner

    Crazymidwesterner Guru Class Expert

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    I used amano shrimp in my tank after the third week. Heavily planted tanks don't usually spike too high, and amano and cherry shrimp are more resilient then you think.

    My Amano's were alive and well until I flooded my house from the 2nd floor down with a unsupervised toilet flush. One insurance claim, $50,000, 7 poor amano shrimp, and an Oto later I'll have a remodeled home :(

    Apparently drop ceiling tiles and insulation filled water is not good for an aquarium. Open top aquariums are cool looking but. . . . .

    All my cherries survived though!

    Life Lesson [HASHTAG]#312[/HASHTAG]: Wait for the toilet to fully flush and stop running before leaving the bathroom and going to sleep. :eek:
     
  8. Frolicsome_Flora

    Frolicsome_Flora Guru Class Expert

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    blimey!! thats mental!
     
  9. Crazymidwesterner

    Crazymidwesterner Guru Class Expert

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    I'm not 100% sure what that means but yeah it was a disaster.
     
  10. garuf

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    You can get them off a women on the TTF forums for £1 per shrimp, £30 got me 23 with shipping, I am assuming you're the same barney as on there? pm if so and ill pass on her details.
     
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