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Guys I have a little competition going where you can win a pair of genuine Blue Star Endlers 

These little fish are ideal tank mates for shrimp as they will not harm the shrimp in any way,

be some of the few people to have a pair of these wonderful little fish ,Have a look and have a go 



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