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Old 12-01-2012, 11:57 PM   #16
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Just an update since I was in the area, I went to The Wet Spot to see what kind of shrimp they had.

20-30 Crystal Reds, fairly low grade but healthy looking, $6 per. Couple of berried females in the tank, and no upcharge for them. I picked up a few that had nice color to add some diversity to my tank. There were lots of higher grade shrimp in the display tanks but not for sale.

Ghosts and Amanos, they always have these, but never very many.

Cherry Shrimp, two grades, Sakura and ungraded, the ungraded were pretty nice looking, I've seen worse sold as Sakura.

The only real downer was a tank labeled "Blueberry" and Rili, together, misidentifying the Rili as a Caridina Sp instead of a Neo. The tank was, as expected, full of kind of brown looking cherry shrimp. $8/per. No Rilis I could see.

I still hate the service there but it was fun to go look at some fish, they do have a great variety.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:32 AM   #17
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As much as I dislike that place I may have to go take a look around, it's been a while.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:21 AM   #18
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Just bought some shrimp today- hit up the east side local fish stores including Cayes for the first time.

The Tropical Hut had Bees, CRS, Amano and five other breeds/species in stock. Pets on Broadway usually carries a half dozen or so kinds of shrimp, but today they only had CRS and Amano shrimp- wound up buying Amanos @ 3/$10.

P.S. Hope this helps, and thanks for pointing me toward Cayes. They were super nice and extremely helpful, in contrast to the jerks on Hancock. :-)

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Old 12-02-2012, 06:13 AM   #19
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Yes cayes is great. Just don't ask them about planted tanks. Tropical hut has shrimp? That's right down the road from me looks like I'm gonna have to get out and check out some Lfs soon
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:17 AM   #20
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If you want some Blue Velvets I can hook you up
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:23 PM   #21
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If you want some Blue Velvets I can hook you up
I really need to get at least one of my shrimp tanks up and running I really want some of those guys
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:06 AM   #22
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If you want some Blue Velvets I can hook you up
I have Red Cherries - tons of them if anyone is interested - I live in Aloha.

I can't find Blue Velvets on the crossbreeding chart i found online, do you know if they will cross breed with cherries or CRS (I don't have CRS either yet)?

I should have my tank set up in the next 2 weeks.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:38 AM   #23
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I have Red Cherries - tons of them if anyone is interested - I live in Aloha.

I can't find Blue Velvets on the crossbreeding chart i found online, do you know if they will cross breed with cherries or CRS (I don't have CRS either yet)?

I should have my tank set up in the next 2 weeks.
Yes. They'll interbreed with Neocardina sp. such as cherries.

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:48 AM   #24
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Yes. They'll interbreed with Neocardina sp. such as cherries.

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well if they interbreed... we dont want mutant shrimp...
what other shrimp do you have that would live with cherries and CRS potentially?
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:57 AM   #25
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Well it wouldn't create mutants. They would eventually breed until you get a brownish wild strain color.

Umm currently I don't have any other shrimp. But people mostly only keep two sp in a tank. One neocardina and one cardina.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:19 AM   #26
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I see... I've only ever kept cherries and amanos.
So am I right in thinking CRS will not breed with cherries?
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Yes. They will not interbreed. Oh of course amanos won't breed with CRS either even though they're both Cardina sp.
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Visited The Wet Spot again today - Rili/blueberry tank, still empty. CRS tank - still has some nice looking adults but no berried females this time. Tiger shrimp, healthy but low grade - $5 a pop. No berried females. Cherry shrimp tank had just a smattering of very low grade shrimp, I don't even look at the price anymore. Amanos, bamboos in stock.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:09 AM   #29
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World of Wet Pets has some. (503) 292-7946
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World of Wet Pets has very low grade shrimp and not much .
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