Hunting for 'different' shrimp.

Discussion in 'Inverts' started by Wolfenrook, 20 Jun 2008.

  1. Wolfenrook

    Wolfenrook Member

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    Basically I am searching for sources of shrimp other than cherry, amano, tiger, red nose, long arm or crystal reds. I'm looking more for shrimp such as snowball shrimp, yellow shrimp (another relative of the cherry shrimp), black (again a relative of the cherry shrimp) and the like. I tried contacting a french source, but they declined to ship to the UK on the basis that their last attempt failed.

    So if anybody knows of a UK, or a european source that will ship to the uk, supplier who can take paypal or card payments and is will to send them by courier could you let me know please? Basically my intent (next year) is to try breeding some of the less commonly available shrimp, firstly for my own enjoyment and secondly to try to improve availablity of these shrimp over here.

    Ade
     
  2. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    Where are you based? There is a place in London that sells quite a few ones inc Red Crystal and Sulawesi!
     
  3. Wolfenrook

    Wolfenrook Member

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    Wolverhampton unfortunately, and no transport hence the need for places that are willing to do 'mail' order. :mad:

    Ade
     
  4. TDI-line

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  5. Wolfenrook

    Wolfenrook Member

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    To update, after a fair bit of email sending, and almost as many negatives, I have confirmed 2 german suppliers who will ship shrimp to the UK:-

    Interaquaristik who will ship for £24.95 euros.

    1a-Wirbellose who will ship for 24 euros.

    Ade
     
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  6. LondonDragon

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    Difficult to order from these sites because of the language barrier and their response times is not great either!
     
  7. Wolfenrook

    Wolfenrook Member

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    My wife can read and write german (I can understand a tiny bit as well), plus there is always google translate. As to response times, they have been similar to a lot of UK sites for me. Just sent an email to another one as well.

    Ade
     
  8. Superman

    Superman Member

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    Aquajardin had some shrimp which I've never seen before.
    I'm going tomorrow and I'll attempt to write the names and prices down.
     
  9. Superman

    Superman Member

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    They had some of the following in their Gloucester Store
    Rhino Shrimp
    Harlequin Shrimp
    Cardinal Shrimp.
     
  10. Wolfenrook

    Wolfenrook Member

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    Shame I am nowhere near gloucester, and have no transport. Would love some cardinal shrimp.

    Ade
     
  11. Superman

    Superman Member

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    They seem a friendly lot in the store, they might post them to you. Worth a call.
     
  12. ulster exile

    ulster exile Member

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    There are some harlequin Sulawesi on aquarist-classifieds for only a £100 *whistles*
     
  13. Wolfenrook

    Wolfenrook Member

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    :lol: *chokes* I can get them imported from the US for less than that. :lol: Do you think they accidentally added an extra 0 there? lol

    Ade
     
  14. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    How many? :p each??? :p
     

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