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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-27-2005, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
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Cherry Red Shrimp

Hey...I'm planning to set up a tank with just cherry shrimp and java moss. However, I didn't realize how expensive they were! (6-10 bucks each) Can anyone direct me to a LFS or someone who ships shrimp in NJ (it's getting cold)?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-27-2005, 01:55 AM
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Aquabid, but with the cold some places won't ship to you or wont gaurentee live delivery. You may be stuck with LFS untill it gets warmer.

you can try these guys too:
http://www.plant-aquarium.com/en-us/dept_307.html
but with shipping you still end up paying a lot/shrimp unless you plan on getting a lot.
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Pet Shanty in Scotch Plains frequently has cherry shrimp for around $3-4 each. They label them "Red Algae Shrimp" but they're cherry shrimp. Look the same and breed the same!

They also have C. japonica (Amano Shrimp) quite often, although those are labeled "Algae Shrimp."

If you have a long way to drive, check their stock list or call them before you go.

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$6-10 for cherry shrimp??? Dang, where are you seeing those prices cause even Absolutely Fish (www.absolutelyfish.com) don't have them for that much these days and they're usually the priciest of the LFS in the Northern NJ area. Although I don't know if they have them at this moment.

If you want to go the mail order route, you can get some from petshrimp.com (who's located in Manhattan) or franksaquarium.com (who's out in LI somewhere). I've ordered from both without a problem before and franks has a hell of a shrimp selection.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-03-2005, 05:47 PM
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talk to vinnymac

vinnymac on this forum sells cherry's. I bought 30 from him and I can tell you they were way less than 6 bucks a pop... I was really pleased with his service and how he packed them for shipping. I saw my LFS was selling cherry shrimp for $7 each... had a thought of going into the importing business with vinnymac as my supplier... LOL.
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Did you find your shrimp yet?

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Saw one Cherry in Austin Tx for $13 - hehe

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Last Friday Amazonia (Austin) wanted 2 for 14$. I say Vinnymac rules!
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I'm wondering how fast Cherry's grow. I've had my Cherry shrimp in for about 6 weeks. I put them in at about 1/4 inch long and they all were about the same size. At 4 weeks, I noticed one female carrying a batch of eggs under her tail. at 5 weeks I had three females carrying eggs. This last week (#6) I've seen some 1/4 inch long shrimp. I'm wonder if they are just stunted and from the first batch... or are they breeding in my tank.


I put 30 into my tank and I"ve seen up to 17 at a time. Hard to see in the plants and stuff. I'm pretty sure most of them survived, if not all. I do have a mix of females (bright red) and males (mostly clear coloration with red speckles) with more females than males (could be the males are just hard to see. Also the males appear to be smaller than the females.

Guess my questions really are... how fast do these buggers grow? Can they get to be 1/4 inch long in a couple of weeks? Or is that expecting too much. How old are they at sexual maturity?
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It takes about a month or two to become mature enough to mate. I still think they grow for about another two months but at a slower pase. Mine seem to be full size at about 4-5 months, which is about an inch plus or minus.

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Cherry Shrimp for $2.50 here, minimum order 10. They ship Priority Mail with a heatpack for $10.95, live arrival guarantee.
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-07-2005, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the replies! I got 10 shrimp from my friend, so I think I'm all set for now.
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what temp do you have to breed cherry shrimp at
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-22-2012, 03:30 PM
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lol, resurrecting a 6 year old thread. There is a sticky in the shrimp section with all the info you need.
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