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post #3586 of 4210 (permalink) Old 08-20-2013, 04:53 PM
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Haven't posted here in awhile....but I saw something interesting in Chinatown two days ago. I walked past a seafood restaurant on Division Street and they had a huge tankful of Mantis Shrimps (didn't know these things were edible!). Further, the one time that I saw a mantis shrimp at Pacific it was pretty darn pricey and they only had ONE. So if anyone is into salt water tanks...you can get yourself a mantis shrimp (or four or five) for much cheaper here.
lol, I think they put those on the plate not into their SW tank.
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post #3587 of 4210 (permalink) Old 08-20-2013, 07:26 PM
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Just came back from Petco @ 14st. Horned Nerites for $2.19 ea
Rubber lipped Plecos for $4.99
Rili shrimp $10 one left
3-4 Whiptail cats (couldnt find the price label)

new shipment due tomorrow.

They had a micro rasbora on tomorrow's delivery list. Yes, they actually shared it with me. no pygmae cories though.

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lol, I think they put those on the plate not into their SW tank.
still works right? They are not colorful though (and called piss shrimp in chinese) .. http://vivadawolf.deviantart.com/art...adawolf&qo=169 my fam gets em sometimes.
ive always wanted to "rescue" a restaurant fish...not entirely feasible though. are they all salt water, those big grey fish in there or are they freshwater too?
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Went to Pacific yesterday and they have Congo Tetras for sale 3/$20 (Bit expensive if you ask me)

And also this...

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Haven't posted here in awhile....but I saw something interesting in Chinatown two days ago. I walked past a seafood restaurant on Division Street and they had a huge tankful of Mantis Shrimps (didn't know these things were edible!). Further, the one time that I saw a mantis shrimp at Pacific it was pretty darn pricey and they only had ONE. So if anyone is into salt water tanks...you can get yourself a mantis shrimp (or four or five) for much cheaper here.
Mantis Shrimps are delicious. I did not know people kept them in salt water tanks. lol
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Mantis Shrimps are delicious. I did not know people kept them in salt water tanks. lol
Mantis shrimp? Seriously? People eat mantis shrimp?? Is this the same mantis shrimp:

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/mantis_shrimp

The thing is a killing machine! How does it not shred you inside out?? Leave it to the Chinese to eat the weirdest stuff lol
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I can tell you the mantis shrimps they sell are not the colorful cousins found in the reef environments. usually just drab looking giant flat looking shrimps.
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Just came back from Petco @ 14st. Horned Nerites for $2.19 ea
Rubber lipped Plecos for $4.99
Rili shrimp $10 one left
3-4 Whiptail cats (couldnt find the price label)

new shipment due tomorrow.

They had a micro rasbora on tomorrow's delivery list. Yes, they actually shared it with me. no pygmae cories though.
Not sure if you know but you can have them special order the fish on whatever they have on their list and shouldn't need to pre pay for it.
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post #3594 of 4210 (permalink) Old 08-21-2013, 08:46 PM
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.That is amazing and I was not aware.


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Not sure if you know but you can have them special order the fish on whatever they have on their list and shouldn't need to pre pay for it.

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.That is amazing and I was not aware.
Let me correct myself here, it could be a YmmV, I did not ask at the 14st one just another one by me.
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post #3596 of 4210 (permalink) Old 08-22-2013, 03:07 AM
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Mantis shrimp? Seriously? People eat mantis shrimp?? Is this the same mantis shrimp:

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/mantis_shrimp

The thing is a killing machine! How does it not shred you inside out?? Leave it to the Chinese to eat the weirdest stuff lol
Exactly!...I was shocked to find out that people eat these things too. Better be sure it is deader than dead....wouldn't want to get my teeth knocked out by one of it's super punches!

Pearling.....it's way overrated.
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I can tell you the mantis shrimps they sell are not the colorful cousins found in the reef environments. usually just drab looking giant flat looking shrimps.
The ones I saw at the restaurant tank (and i should've snapped a photo of them) are NOT flat nor drab looking. Definitely not as colorful as the ones you see in the saltwater tank magazines but they were just as lively and it was good their tank was made of plexi-glass and not regular restaurant grade glass tank.....they could easily bust a hole with one their punches.

Pearling.....it's way overrated.
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I wonder why people eat lobsters today when lobsters were food for prisoners, isnt this weidest enough? lol
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