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#1 JamieBailie

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 10:19 AM

Hi, No LFS near me have the Fish/Invertibrates that i'm looking for.

I live in Northern Ireland and most online fish stores seem to be based in mainland UK, Would it be fair on the fish to have them shipped across the pond? And how do invertibrates cope with the postage stress as I have never kept any before.

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 11:05 AM

http://www.fishkeepingsupplies.com try there, its based just south of dublin i think

#3 JamieBailie

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 03:49 PM

Thanks, But that website is pants, Not only the functionality, But they dont have what i'm after :)

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 03:54 PM

Where in N.I are you

#5 JamieBailie

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 03:56 PM

Newtownards

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 04:00 PM

You need to get a bus, train into Lisburn for Grosvenor Tropicals

http://www.grosvenor...s/Contact.shtml

What specifically were you looking for.

#7 JamieBailie

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 04:08 PM

I've been at Grosvenor a few times, I'm looking for invertebrates, I like the red clawed blue crayfish, Alough some resources say they are fine with fish and others say they will bother/eat smaller fish. Also things like colourful shrimp and other strange creatures. I'm not that informed on them so sorry if that sounds strange. :)

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 04:29 PM

No Grosvenor wouldn't stock things like that, not regularly anyway.
Need to try such places as
http://www.cyberaqua...ber/index.shtml
http://www.livingroc...f=data_home&a=3
Look in marine world mag and flick through the advertisments and drop a few email's. Northern Ireland delivery is a problem especially for live goods.
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Posted 24 July 2007 - 11:43 AM

Well believe it or not I went to Pets At Home in Bangor and there was a big sign "NEW Electric Blue Crayfish"
The crayfish I was looking for, It's amazing how things like that happen as they didn't have them last week. I then went to Jollyes and they had them too!!
£6.99 at pets at home with a 7 day return if it dies. The girl there seemed to know what she was talking about.

My new tank is almost cycled and everything seems OK with my tests, So i'll be getting one of the crayfish probably next week. They are very intresting to watch and makes a nice change. At Jollyes they had the crayfish in with some larger fish, And they didn't seem to bother the fish at all.




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