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PostSubject: Where to buy ghost shrimp locally?   Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:45 pm

Anybody know where I can get ghost shrimp in the Richmond area? Azalea and the closest Petsmart do not have them right now.

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PostSubject: Re: Where to buy ghost shrimp locally?   Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:35 pm

The Short Pump PetSmart had them very recently, about a week ago.

I called them today to check but I was met with a very long and obnoxious menu followed by sappy piano music played in a minor key. What I don't get is why can't a local store pick up the phone?

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PostSubject: Re: Where to buy ghost shrimp locally?   Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:40 pm

Talked to Pam at Azalea yesterday. No ghost shrimp, but they do carry ornamental/pet shrimp. They also have a variety of Nerite snails. Speaking of snails, she was kind enough to dig around and find me some pest snails for my dwarf puffers.

The PetSmart at Hull St. and 288 gets their shipments on Tuesdays. Sometimes they receive ghost shrimp, sometimes they don't.

The ones that came my way didn't last very long with my puffers. So much for that experiment.

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PostSubject: Re: Where to buy ghost shrimp locally?   Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:09 am

Short Pump PetSmart typically has them, as well as Bell Creek Smart. Sometimes the Brook Road PetSmart has them, but they are in one of the large tanks as opposed to those little ones.

PetCo @ Staples Mill and Short Pump will carry the Bamboo Shrimp, and the Amano Shrimp every So often.

Azalea rarely carries fresh water shrimp.

Fin and Feather in Ashland carry something they call whisker shrimp, but they look like ghost shrimp to me, but they are expensive there.

I would love to find a place that carried some better varieties of shrimp, some orange, yellow, or blue, neocaridinas.

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PostSubject: Re: Where to buy ghost shrimp locally?   Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:14 am

David, Richmond Aquarium has started to get into different varieties of freshwater shrimp.  They keep them up front near the register in small nano-planted tanks.  The shrimp are a special interest/project of one of the employees, and there are plans to grow this area.
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PostSubject: Re: Where to buy ghost shrimp locally?   Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:59 pm

I keep forgetting Richmond Aquarium is just around the corner from my place. Duh. Need to stop by some time.

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