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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-10-2013, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Red Cherry Shrimp in Miami?

Anybody sell Red Cherry Shrimp in Miami? I know they have them in stores in Broward, but I would prefer not to drive that far.
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-10-2013, 03:33 PM
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Member fplata has a whole set up of CRS he/she is trying to sell out of Miami but was willing to sell small amounts too.

Check out our South Florida meet up thread

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Bird Road near the Palmetto bridge. There is this store called Exotic Aquariums. they have all kinds of stuff. they even have those Mexican orange dwarf crayfish for freshwater that only grow to about 1.5 inches. I bought my four original red cherry shrimps from them and now have about 40 of them in my 5 gallon tank...
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Actually if you are interested I could give you some for free, maybe exchange for some plant or somethig. Let me know
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I think fplata said all his shrimp were gone. Didn't get any because i wasn't sure my tank was ready. I'll PM him.

I recently got a gh/kh kit and was pleasantly surprised. Apparently, the water is good enough for CRS.

Chizpa, I don't really have good plants right now, but I'd be glad to pay a fair price for them. Would love to get a colony going in my tank.

I've been to Exotic recently, i guess i didn't see shrimp because i wasn't really looking for them at the time.

One question, i guess if i want zoes to survive, the shrimp need their own tank? I currently have 10 neon tetras.
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I have 3 neons and 3 cardinals swimming with them and they still thrive like crazy. I have also noticed that through the generations they have become less shy; now the shrimps swim all over. Like I said I have a small tank so the amount of shrimps that i could provide is limited to that. It is impossible to count them all, but I calculate something like 35~45 shrimps there.
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Red Cherries

If you want to put them in another tank - you can have my tank, filter and lights (see my post today)
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Very tempting, I just don't have the time for another tank. I'm still trying to figure out how to not kill everything in my current tank.
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I would say don't get shrimps till you can keep fish alive. They require more work.
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Miami Fish farm has cherry shrimp but you have to ask for them at the desk . They keep them in back cement vats.

As of now they are 4 for $10.
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Bird Road near the Palmetto bridge. There is this store called Exotic Aquariums. they have all kinds of stuff. they even have those Mexican orange dwarf crayfish for freshwater that only grow to about 1.5 inches. I bought my four original red cherry shrimps from them and now have about 40 of them in my 5 gallon tank...


I was there last month and loved the Mexican orange dwarf crayfish , cheap too .
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Miami Fish farm has cherry shrimp but you have to ask for them at the desk . They keep them in back cement vats.

As of now they are 4 for $10.
Cool, thanks. That is cheap. I already got about 12 from a friend. But I only see about 4 of them in tank. I want them to overrun the tank. lol.

I've had them since last weekend and so far it seems they have settled in nicely. Lots of algae and snail poop for them to go through.

You mean the Neighborhood fish farm right? I'll give them a call.

Has anyone seen Amanos in miami?

And, this is a female right? The long yellow structure behind the head is ovaries?

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It does appear to be a female also because of the wider body. Too bad you live down in Miami because my shrimp tank is starting to get really busy with tons of baby Taiwan reds but I'm way up in Boyton Beach
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Hey if you're still interested in the crs let me know. This weekend I could give you some. They reproduce fast, and I never feed them anything. I think they eat fish poo.. LOL but don't worry they're very healthy.

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Thanks Chizpa that's very generous. But...

I'm a little concerned because 2 are red cherries and about 12 of them are blue velvet's. Are all subsequent generations going to look like wild types? I don't really mind my shrimp being wild type/hybrid looking... but if the population does explode, nobody would take them right?

Anyone keep hybrids?
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