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We've got shrimp!

I'm proud to announce That S.Oak will have shrimp available very soon!

We picked up our very first shrimp import (shrimport?) yesterday and everyone is settling in to their new homes as we speak. They will be for sale soon! They are being quarantined for a while (10 days) so that I can be sure I'm shipping out only healthy, high quality shrimp.

I'll be updating this thread with pics later today. In the meantime, please help me out by voting in the shipping survey poll.

In addition to shrimp, we also got in a bunch of celestial pearl danios/galaxy rasboras (whatever they are called this week) but they are not easy to photograph. At all

Wine Red


Another Wine Red


Orange neo (Orange Sakura according to the breeder)


And some more Orange


"S" Grade Fire Reds


Another Fire Red


Blue Jelly (These are MUCH more impressive in person than in picture)
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post #2 of 83 (permalink) Old 02-18-2012, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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Tentative pricing:


Mid grade Wine Reds (like the 1st pic above): $50 / 10 for $400

High grade Wine Reds (like pic 2): $65


Oranges: SOLD OUT

Fire Reds: SOLD OUT


Blue Jellies: $15 / 10 for $125


Celestial Pearl Danios : SOLD OUT
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ugh, you're going to make my wallet smaller! Those High grade Wines and fire reds are SEXY and I want some lol will have to see in a bit.. maybe beginning of next month :P
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Nice clay! Congrats.
The high grade WR is nice!
Those fire red are HOT! Lol

Good bonus also!!
$200, do you get bottle of food and free shipping?
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Nice clay! Congrats.
The high grade WR is nice!
Those fire red are HOT! Lol

Good bonus also!!
$200, do you get bottle of food and free shipping?
Why yes, you do
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That's a good bonus man!!
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post #7 of 83 (permalink) Old 02-19-2012, 01:24 AM
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Those win reds look awesome! But my wife would kill me if she found out I spent that much money on shrimps. :P
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Those win reds look awesome! But my wife would kill me if she found out I spent that much money on shrimps. :P

I won't tell if you don't! lol
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You know what I do. I always give myself 50%-75% off :P when I tell my wife prices lol!!
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post #10 of 83 (permalink) Old 02-19-2012, 02:53 AM
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How exactly do you import? Company name? I've always been curious?
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Blue Jelly? Is that a Neo? Nice...

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How exactly do you import? Company name? I've always been curious?
Well, first you have to get a permit from fish and wildlife, then you have to find a wholesaler/breeder and get them to give you a price list. Some will only give price lists to registered businesses, some don't care. Then you have to be able to meet their minimum order. Some places don't have a minimum, but you still have to order enough shrimp to make shipping worthwhile. Shipping and fees alone will run you at least $1,000.

All in all, it's not terribly difficult, but it is expensive and time consuming.

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Blue Jelly? Is that a Neo? Nice...
Yea, it's a neo. Denticulata variety. Same as cherries and just as easy to keep I'm told.

And the pic really does not do them justice. They are sort of a translucent blue with a darker blue "core" running through the tail, body, and sometimes stripes. I'll try to get some better pics up soon.
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So what does S grade Fire Red mean? Are they not exactly PFRs? They seem like they can be pfrs from the pics
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So what does S grade Fire Red mean? Are they not exactly PFRs? They seem like they can be pfrs from the pics
They're PFRS. They're just graded according to redness and coverage of the red, with "S" being the highest grade available right now
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I want the galaxy rasboras! I cant find them here in VA without ick all over them.
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