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Shrimp lovers in Southampton....Cardinal shrimp £5 for 2...

oatfish

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I was in Maidenhead Southampton today and they had some of the Cardinal Sulawesi shrimps for £5 for 2! Yep you saw that right, they were labelled with some other name but are unmistakeable and looked great, my eyes nearly fell out me head when I saw the price too, the guy selling didn't know much about them.
I would have had some (well, all of them!) but all my tanks are soft water and these guys need hard warm water (or so I have heard/read) :D
 

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Yeah, I am gutted, I have just got rid of some tanks to save some money (and make some room!) The temptation to set one up especially is big but I MUST RESIST :twisted:
I just hope they go to someone who knows what to do with them!
 

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lol, you're not helping! Besides I am time poor at the mo and I would be very worried about spending the money and them all dying due to lack of time. :oops:
 

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sorry :lol: .i'm money poor at the moment :lol:otherwise i'd have a tank set up in a jiffy
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Problem is the shop is 45 mins away from me! I popped in on the way back from a work conference and I am away all weekend and then have to go to work all next week (no more conference trips) otherwise I'd consider it, I think I mentioned I am time poor! Sorry Paulo :(
I'm around the following weekend tho, although who knows if they'll still be there. I'll keep you posted if am able to get over there again, unless they get bought 1st.
 

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oatfish said:
Problem is the shop is 45 mins away from me! I popped in on the way back from a work conference and I am away all weekend and then have to go to work all next week (no more conference trips) otherwise I'd consider it, sorry Paulo :(
Was worth a shot ;) been after another batch of these for a while now and now that I got my shrimp tank sorted wanted to try them again, cheers ;)
 

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It's always the way, the best deals too far away! What amazed me was the guy was just "oh yeah, we got some other shrimp", and knew nothing about them.... i guess otherwise they would have been their normal price....
 

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What the h.....
That is cheaper than uyour average cherry shrimp!
That is well worth traveling for!
Id also say name your price :D
How does £5 per shrimp and postage payed sound if you can nab some :p
 

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What amazed me was the guy was just "oh yeah, we got some other shrimp", and knew nothing about them.... i guess otherwise they would have been their normal price....

I think they'll have just been ordered at a good price, maybe as part of a bulk special order. They'll still probably have a decent markup - ain't going to be selling them at a loss!
 

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Yeah, of course, they do have a lot of shrimp in, CRS, CBS, bumblebee, red nosed plus orange and green variations of the cherry (I think) etc. plus others. I guess they just come as one lot!
 

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oatfish said:
... they do have a lot of shrimp in, CRS, CBS, bumblebee, red nosed plus orange and green variations of the cherry (I think) etc. plus others...
So... a meet up in Southampton this weekend then ;)

*Shame I'm in Cornwall/Devon this weekend*
 

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LOL! Paulo, the main reason I am concerned about picking some up to post to people is the risk involved, ie I buy some and they die whilst in my care. When you had some last how easy were they to keep from the off? I am happy to set up a holding tank (I have spare tanks/heaters/even a fully mature sponge filter ready) but do you also know what their survival rate is via posting? I can't really afford to loose money!! (who can :lol: )
Also there seems to be some debate about the required water parameters, i.e what temp they should be kept at. Any advice? When I spoke to them yesterday they said they were keen to stock more shrimps so there may be more after this lot.
 

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LondonDragon said:
Egmel said:
*Shame I'm in Cornwall/Devon this weekend*
Don't forget my cardinals then haha I want 10!! :p
Unfortunately since I'm going on the train I wont be able to 'pop' in on the way back :lol:
 

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If I didn't have a full weekend already I would be tempted to drive there myself and get some (and it is 2 hours each way for me :wideyed: )

Heather - Can you recall what they had them labelled up as? I am not expecting them to be there still next weekend, but at least (if I am free, and not put off by the drive) I can phone up to check.
 

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