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  1. #1

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    Hi everyone,
    First off, see my sig for my 10 gallon tank, that I would like to add some shrimp too. My LFS only handles glass (grass) shrimp as feeders mostly, and I would like to buy about 10 or so red cherry shrimp. I've never kept shrimp before, and I have read that the RCS are an easy beginner shrimp.

    So it looks like I will be getting the shrimp online, and through the mail. I was wondering where you guys bought your shrimp from. i found a few websites, like this one (http://www.eliteinverts.com/buy-freshwater-shrimp/), but the shipping costs are kinda high for guaranteed delivery of live shrimp....For instance, Elite Inverts wants $34.99 for 10 RCS, and around $35 MORE to guarantee live delivery...

    Do you guys alway pay the "guaranteed live" price, or have any of you paid the lower price and "hoped for the best"?...I've searched for maybe a local aquarist club in my area, where I could maybe find some of the RCS locally, but have had no luck...

    If you guys have any suggestions/links to where you have bought your shrimp with satisfaction, I would appreciate it if you'd drop me a line here...

    Any other pros/cons of buying shrimp online are certainly welcome here, too...

    Also, as a side subject, I've read elswhere in the forums where people have started off with a handful of shrimp, and have ended up with dozens after breeding, whether they wanted them or not!...not real sure how that would go over in a 10 gallon tank with fish...any comments on that are greatly welcome too...

    Thanks for reading!
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    http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...rts&1368671418

    32 bucks for 20+ shrimp with shipping.
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  3. #3

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    thanks for the brisket instructions!  yum - RiversGirl Hope you have a great Memorial Day ;-) - steeler58 Singin in the rain.. just singin in the rain... - showmebutterfly for passing 22,000 without breking a sweat ;-) - steeler58 for passing 22,000 without breking a sweat ;-) - steeler58 
    Thanks for the rep :) - steeler58 Happy Dad's day indeed ;-) - steeler58 Happy Father's Day! - BluewaterBoof Thanks for all the thumbs up! - fishkeeper4 Share a drink for the new betta :| - Boundava 
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    Awesome, thanks Sandz, lemme take a look!
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    I am considering http://msjinkzd.com/about_msjinkzd/ for an amano shrimp/peppered cory tank.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
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  5. #5

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    thanks for the brisket instructions!  yum - RiversGirl Hope you have a great Memorial Day ;-) - steeler58 Singin in the rain.. just singin in the rain... - showmebutterfly for passing 22,000 without breking a sweat ;-) - steeler58 for passing 22,000 without breking a sweat ;-) - steeler58 
    Thanks for the rep :) - steeler58 Happy Dad's day indeed ;-) - steeler58 Happy Father's Day! - BluewaterBoof Thanks for all the thumbs up! - fishkeeper4 Share a drink for the new betta :| - Boundava 
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    I am considering http://msjinkzd.com/about_msjinkzd/ for an amano shrimp/peppered cory tank.
    Thanks for the link gronlaura, let me look it over!
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    Slaphppy7 have you checked the Internet for a local aquarium society or club?

    I found a site which was in a nearby city that held auctions and such. A member of that club bred cherry red shrimp to take to these auctions. He also had them for sale at his home. I was able to purchase 40 very red cherries for $20.00 from him. It took a bit of investigative work to find him but it was so worth it. His shrimp have multiplied to the point I have introduced them into a larger tank filled with Cardinals, Harlequins, Green fire tetras, neons, cories, a red tailed shark and a pleco. It's my sons set-up now but the shrimp are doing well in that tank. Mind you there are alot of dense java moss spots and driftwood in that tank but seeing the cherries out in the open scavenging is priceless.

    Check for a local hobbyist on the net. Great deals to be had compared with lfs or on-line purchases.
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    +1 to the local club.

    We have a fairly active one here in the midwest (missouri region) and people are always looking to buy/sell plants,fish, equipment. Super nice folks and a good deal compared to the chain stores. Otherwise, it's always nice to support the local fish stores (within reason)

  8. #8

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    thanks for the brisket instructions!  yum - RiversGirl Hope you have a great Memorial Day ;-) - steeler58 Singin in the rain.. just singin in the rain... - showmebutterfly for passing 22,000 without breking a sweat ;-) - steeler58 for passing 22,000 without breking a sweat ;-) - steeler58 
    Thanks for the rep :) - steeler58 Happy Dad's day indeed ;-) - steeler58 Happy Father's Day! - BluewaterBoof Thanks for all the thumbs up! - fishkeeper4 Share a drink for the new betta :| - Boundava 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strider199 View Post
    Slaphppy7 have you checked the Internet for a local aquarium society or club?

    I found a site which was in a nearby city that held auctions and such. A member of that club bred cherry red shrimp to take to these auctions. He also had them for sale at his home. I was able to purchase 40 very red cherries for $20.00 from him. It took a bit of investigative work to find him but it was so worth it. His shrimp have multiplied to the point I have introduced them into a larger tank filled with Cardinals, Harlequins, Green fire tetras, neons, cories, a red tailed shark and a pleco. It's my sons set-up now but the shrimp are doing well in that tank. Mind you there are alot of dense java moss spots and driftwood in that tank but seeing the cherries out in the open scavenging is priceless.

    Check for a local hobbyist on the net. Great deals to be had compared with lfs or on-line purchases.
    Thanks Strider199...I have looked for a local club here in southeast Texas, but the nearest may be in Houston, which is about a 90 minute drive from here...some other friends here on AC have PM'd me with some links to those, I am going to look into that before buying online
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  9. #9

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    thanks for the brisket instructions!  yum - RiversGirl Hope you have a great Memorial Day ;-) - steeler58 Singin in the rain.. just singin in the rain... - showmebutterfly for passing 22,000 without breking a sweat ;-) - steeler58 for passing 22,000 without breking a sweat ;-) - steeler58 
    Thanks for the rep :) - steeler58 Happy Dad's day indeed ;-) - steeler58 Happy Father's Day! - BluewaterBoof Thanks for all the thumbs up! - fishkeeper4 Share a drink for the new betta :| - Boundava 
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    Quote Originally Posted by mizzoutank View Post
    +1 to the local club.

    We have a fairly active one here in the midwest (missouri region) and people are always looking to buy/sell plants,fish, equipment. Super nice folks and a good deal compared to the chain stores. Otherwise, it's always nice to support the local fish stores (within reason)

    Thanks miz, going to keep looking for something local like you are referring to....seems it'd be so much easier and smarter to meet up with someone locally and spend local $
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