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Tolley
04-27-2008, 01:03 PM
hi, i really want some cherry shrimp have searched every fish store near me but none have them. The best price i can find online is 15 ($30) that includes p&p and is for eight cherry shrimp.

If anyone can answer any of these question it will be most helpful.
Does that price sound good?
How much are they in your area?
Will eight be enough to breed?
How many babies can they have at once?
Will celestial pearl danios eat the babies if they get the chance?

angelcakes
04-27-2008, 01:10 PM
hi, i really want some cherry shrimp have searched every fish store near me but none have them. The best price i can find online is 15 ($30) that includes p&p and is for eight cherry shrimp.

If anyone can answer any of these question it will be most helpful.
Does that price sound good?
How much are they in your area?
Will eight be enough to breed?
How many babies can they have at once?
Will celestial pearl danios eat the babies if they get the chance?
can any of youre lfs order them in for you???

Tolley
04-27-2008, 01:24 PM
nope i have asked them all. well one of them could but they said that they would cost around 3.00 each.

angelcakes
04-27-2008, 01:25 PM
nope i have asked them all. well one of them could but they said that they would cost around 3.00 each.
thats expensive????? what abour your local pets at home or is that who you asked??

Tolley
04-27-2008, 01:32 PM
pets at home said they couldn't and 3.00 each is 5 for 15 so i can get more on the deal above.

angelcakes
04-27-2008, 01:36 PM
pets at home said they couldn't and 3.00 each is 5 for 15 so i can get more on the deal above.
now theres a good point.................:19:

angelcakes
04-27-2008, 01:41 PM
try this link..............
http://www.aquarist-classifieds.co.uk/

Tolley
04-27-2008, 01:56 PM
thanks for the link but the only recent one is 18.50 for 10 but my current offerer or whatever said any addition shrimp for 1 extra each. so still wrose deal lol.

angelcakes
04-27-2008, 01:57 PM
thanks for the link but the only recent one is 18.50 for 10 but my current offerer or whatever said any addition shrimp for 1 extra each. so still wrose deal lol.
fair enough................the link is good

Tolley
04-27-2008, 01:58 PM
thanks i gave you reps for your help.

can i have anyone elses input please?

angelcakes
04-27-2008, 01:59 PM
thanks tolley...................:19: :19:

Wild Turkey
04-27-2008, 03:32 PM
Algenco sells cherry shrimp 25 bucks for 30 shipped, a much better deal. Send a pm but im pretty sure Al is still selling

Fishalicious
04-27-2008, 03:33 PM
I'll ask about for you.. I may know some peeps who have shrimp...

They can have upto 30-50 babies each time depending on the age of the females... you may lose some here and there to celestials as the babies are tiny but you will always have enough over for the population to boom ;) ;)

I find 15 quid quite expensive... but it is kind of an investment...once yours have bred and you have loads over you can also start selling..I have at least 5-6 buyers every month and on top of that give loads away for free and I still keep plenty over in the celestial tank.

Tolley
04-27-2008, 04:00 PM
Turkey algenco does not ship over seas

Jess asking about for me would be great! do you know some people in the u.k with them then? Also thanks for answering q's. I did find it expensive too compared to algenco but then again the u.s is cheaper i spose.

I cant wait till i start finding babies. I have that massive clump of java moss that is spreading out over tonnes of driftwood well you'll see when i post pics of the completed tank but its gonna look great and provide so much cover.

Wild Turkey
04-27-2008, 04:05 PM
Turkey algenco does not ship over seas

Jess asking about for me would be great! do you know some people in the u.k with them then? Also thanks for answering q's. I did find it expensive too compared to algenco but then again the u.s is cheaper i spose.

I cant wait till i start finding babies. I have that massive clump of java moss that is spreading out over tonnes of driftwood well you'll see when i post pics of the completed tank but its gonna look great and provide so much cover.

aww buddy im sorry :( I didnt realize you were across the big sea. Yea they must be much more expensive over there cuz those prices are.. well..whoa! I'll look around through some classifieds for you, but thats what i suggest, private sellers usually are cheaper but of course, theres some risk.

Fishalicious
04-27-2008, 04:19 PM
I'm originally from the Uk so have plenty of contacts... mind you I have contacts all over the world :1luvu: :1luvu: I looooove this hobby

I have sent out a few mails to some breeders to see what they have at the moment

shockshockshad
04-27-2008, 04:23 PM
My LFS sells them 7 dollars each!

Fishalicious
04-27-2008, 05:30 PM
Most peeps I know don't breed them any longer...sorry.... they are on ebay selling them for 16.50 for 10 including next day delivery.

Wild Turkey
04-27-2008, 05:33 PM
My LFS sells them 7 dollars each!

OMG! 7 bucks??!?!?!?!? Dude for 7 bucks a pop i could go to my lfs, buy 30 of em for 1.19 US each and ship them to you probably would cost 15 bucks for the shipping, and still it would be cheaper. Thats insanity.

MandyL
04-27-2008, 05:42 PM
Yep here they are $5 or something rediculous like that... I'm currently searching for Ghost shrimp as the LFS I usually go to only has the cherries and there's no way I'm spending $50 for 10 of them.

Tolley
04-27-2008, 07:56 PM
thanks everyone. and thankyou for asking Jess. I think i might go with 11 for 17.50 comes to 1.60 each. Its a lot of money, well for me! but hopefully they will breed and i will make some of that money back.

toddnbecka
04-28-2008, 02:59 AM
In all the many years (most of my life) I've been keeping aquariums, the cherry shrimp were the only critters that actually gave me a profitable return on their investment. They should pay for themselves at the very least, just give them 5-6 months to establish a decent-size breeding population.

Tolley
04-28-2008, 03:05 PM
ok thanks. i might buy it sometime this week when my mum will be in to recieve it. Will keep you all updated

angelcakes
04-28-2008, 03:26 PM
good luck buddy........sounds expensive but the thought of getting your shrimps you'll soon forget about it:19:

hpt84
04-28-2008, 06:15 PM
Here is a reasonable site. They do international shipping. The catch is that you have to buy 20.
http://www.planetinverts.com/store/

Tolley
04-28-2008, 06:18 PM
thanks for the link but i've gone with this one.

I just ordered them! Will hopefully be getting them thursday! Cant wait!