Cherry shrimp and nerite snails wanted

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Hello - just getting a new tank established after several decades, and would like a couple of cherry shrimp and nerite snails to act as "bin men" in the tank. The tank is 64l, and is settled well with 6 x glowlights and 6 x neons We intend to add another 6 neons. If you are in the Gateshead/Newcastle area and have a few shrimps/nerites for sale or to re-home, I'd love to hear from you with some details of price etc. It's small tank so I only want a few (perhaps 3) of each if you are prepared to sell small quantities.

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Do you have a Maidenhead Aquatics near you? They are opening again, though with restrictions such as you have to stand 2 metres back from the tank while they catch your fish. But the ones near me do stock shrimps.

The trouble with buying on-line is that over night delivery is often several days at the moment.
 
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Do you have a Maidenhead Aquatics near you? They are opening again, though with restrictions such as you have to stand 2 metres back from the tank while they catch your fish. But the ones near me do stock shrimps.

The trouble with buying on-line is that over night delivery is often several days at the moment.
Yes - I worry about delivery times when you are dealing with living creatures.

Even if they don't die, the stress on their little systems can be immense.

I think there's a Maidenhead Aquatics in our local Dobbies.
 

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My nearest MA is in Dobbies in Eaglescliffe; but I preferred the one in Strikes at Stokesley. It has been slowly restocking after it reopened after the fire, last time I was there in January it was almost back to what it was.


But from choice I use Aquatic Finatic just south of Northallerton. That has been running deliveries to local addresses or a 'phone and collect' service on the doorstep.
 

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The fire at strikes was tragic, all those huge koi that died in it, so sad it was my favourite place to go when I was younger.
 

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I was appalled when I saw the local news that day :-(
 

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At least it’s somewhat back to how it was, but it will never be the same :sad:
 
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I would love to give you some cherry shrimp, but we live an ocean apart. :(
Thank you, Phoenix.

I am thrilled to accept your virtual shrimp - of course, you could send them on a magical undersea quest - "Finding LostBear".

I will wait to hear the gentle tap of their flagella against the letterbox . . .
 

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Thank you, Phoenix.

I am thrilled to accept your virtual shrimp - of course, you could send them on a magical undersea quest - "Finding LostBear".

I will wait to hear the gentle tap of their flagella against the letterbox . . .
I really do wish I lived closer, I have a colony of over 60 cherry shrimp in my 29g.

One of my best males, is the one in my profile picture. :)
 

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I too could offer you some, but I'm not sure that Tyneside to Teesside is allowed yet, nor coming into my house to collect them. We could of course have a clandestine meeting somewhere and I could hand you a bag when no-one was looking :ninja:
 
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I really do wish I lived closer, I have a colony of over 60 cherry shrimp in my 29g.

One of my best males, is the one in my profile picture. :)
He's gorgeous! What is the plant he is on? It's nice and ferny.
 

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