Desperate Need!

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  1. scolopes

    scolopes Cuttlefish Registered

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    I am in dire need of shrimp. I am looking for shrimp (prefer salt water) in the 1 inch range. little bigger would be nice. I would like at least 500, but will take what i can get. does anyone know where I can get them? (ASAP!!!!)
     
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    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Might sound silly, but where are you based?
     
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    new hampshire
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Have you tried George from Seawater Express? I used to run an online shrimp store but couldn't keep up with it. George was my provider, and he's the provider for many other etailers. Good luck!
     
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    -does the aquaculturestore always have them in stock? I found a couple other places before, but when I called they were out of stock!
     
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    seawater express is out of stock:(
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Aquaculture store probably got from George. Frequently being out of stock was one of the reasons I closed my shop... and then when it was available, I really was too busy with my "normal life" to adequately tend to customer demand.

    Shoot me an email at email@tonmo.com --- in the past I've had other shrimp providers reach out to me. I'll take a look this morning and will provide you with their contact info; perhaps they can help.
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    The Aquaculture Store catches its own shrimp and crabs - or by now they may be breeding them. I never found them out of stock.

    Nancy
     
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    Check for your local Ethnic grocery store...ours in Phoenix (yeah, chinatown if arizona, go figure) usually has live small prawns and shrimp...I know, not perfect, but good in a pinch. Worst case, go to your LFS and buy some new live rock or some hermit crabs.
     
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    Good advice, Greg!

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    Thank you all for your help and advice!
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    http://www.floridapets.com/ almost always can get them. They are brackish water shrimp that I keep in full saltwater (no acclimation) for my lion fish. I buy them 500 at a time and they (shelley/John) will usually give you a discount for that volume if you call and ask. Unfortunately, you may be too far for the 2 day ship rate but you can ask.
     

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