View Full Version : Why Are There No More Inverts?

03-14-2012, 11:23 PM
I went to the LFS yesterday and bought a few new plants. Since my lonely ghost shrimp has no friends but the pleco who eventually kicked him out of the driftwood I thought I'd get some more ghost shrimp. Nope. LFS doen't carry them anymore. A label on one of the tanks said they had red cherry shrimp but I couldn't find any. A new LFS down the block is opening tomorrow so I'm curious if they have any. I'm a bit concerned about buying shrimp there though since they're so new. I don't have a QT tank (I wish I did) so maybe I'll just wait and see if the LFS gets more ghost shrimp. Do different shrimp species get along okay?

03-14-2012, 11:28 PM
I think usually shrimp get along from what I have seen from some of our other members.

I think buying shrimp from the new shop would be a great idea. See how they are, fund their startup.

03-14-2012, 11:30 PM
I'm just worried about disease etc. Although shrimp don't carry ick I don't have a QT tank so they'd go from the store to the 26g.

03-15-2012, 12:19 AM
Should that be a worry or not?

Lady Hobbs
03-15-2012, 01:57 AM
To me, a new store would be more on top of their game than a store who doesn't give a hoot anymore. Could be due to winter they just haven't been delivering the shrimp like in the summer months?

03-15-2012, 04:19 AM
Could be. Maybe I'll give the newer store a try.

03-16-2012, 02:02 AM
I see you are from B.C.
If you are on Vancouver Island, I can probably spare a few cherry's if you have trouble finding them.

03-16-2012, 03:41 AM
Ghost shrimp will eat cherry shrimp. For that matter, so will just about everything else bigger than they are.