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Pyriel

For those who are also here - I just called Seaview Aquarium (Anzac Hwy and my chosen fishy store) as they had some Darwin shrimp the other week.  They currently still have some as well as the normal cherry and now stock CR's and blue rilli.  I think they will be getting a few more varieties in too at some point.

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newbreed

I used to love going into Seaview. Such a massive store.

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Pyriel

I could happily curl up in a corner and live there.  If you are looking for cheap cube tanks The fish bowl was the place to go (haven't been for a year).  They had a stunning cube that was about 40cm squared for $80 or less (that was the biggest, several sizes availalbe). I've lusted after that one many a time.  I think my next tank I'll custom make for shrimpies and do all the work in the back myself.

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newbreed

Do Seaview still have the deli ticket system still going? Was amazed customers took a ticket and waited for their number to be called out to be served. Brilliant but hilarious at the same time..

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Fishnbe

Very biased, but Seaview is great.

 

They take a lot of time with their fish, quarantine/holding rooms where fish are housed before selling.

 

Very knowledgeable staff.

 

They quite often have CBS and CRS.

 

I was one of the managers running the AQIS rooms and holding sheds (no longer working there).

 

I Started breeding RCS out in the back sheds there 6yrs ago to sell to the public.

 

Thats where my shrimp love began!!

 

Was a dream job!! :thumbsu:

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Daydream

Yep seaveiw is a great looking store.Everytime I'm down there I make a stop there to see whats going.Also call in at Joes On.Last trip there was 1 in Mt barker looked ok to.

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Fishnbe

Elite in Mt Barker looks pretty good. My boy sold them a few CRS and got his first couple of Blue Velvets from them.

 

Its good to see some of the LFS getting more than just RCS.

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Pyriel

I pretty much only get my fish from Seaview, I've never had any issues.  I won't say where but I did start getting a few bits from another store that I thought was pretty good until my electric yellow came down with something that I could only seem to match as TB.  No idea if that is what it was for sure but I lost everything except my blue ram.

 

Back to Seaview I go.

 

Mind you, Marine Plus is pretty good also.

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ineke

Seaview and Marine plus are setting up shrimp racks apparently.

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Pyriel

I haven't been to Marine for over a year and they were selling crystals, red I think they were, but don't take them too seriously about time when they say they are going to do something.  Got told about the Siamese fighter set up and how it was going to be put up over the weekend, took 6mths.  Same for expanding the fish.  I was visiting almost every weekend and nothing had been done in about a year.

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ineke

I haven't been to Marine Plus but a friend sells to them and he said they were cycling the tanks so maybe it is happening now. Seaview bought a huge amount of shrimp over the last couple of months mainly CRS, Rilis and Blues.

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Pyriel

Took the TARDIS (my car) out for a spin after college to Seaiview - finally found where they are keeping the shrimpies.

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ineke

What have they got at the moment?

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newbreed

Thinking of buying yourself a going away present Ineke? :)

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ineke

LOL I just got shot of several hundred shrimp , don't think I want anymore just now! No I just wondered what they had.

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Squiggle

Sure Ineke, I can see you going to get some more, I know this because I would be doing the same thing! lol :lol:

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ineke

I doubt I will be investing in any more Cherries ( unless I can get some really nice Reds - I gave all mine away and actually miss them) my next shrimp purchase will be Tigers and pure TB , I don't have any Tigers and only 2 TB - the others are TBM. I also want some Natives but I will be sourcing mine from the forum not a shop.

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Pyriel

They were running low when I was there last week, some blue but none of the rest (may have been some CR's).  Might pop over this weekend.

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Pyriel

Was just there, apparently someone cleaned out the new supply that arrived today.  They are expanding like crazy soon for shrimp, also have "sunset" cherries now (orange of course) and some others that I can't remember.

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ineke

I know who is supplying most if not all of their shrimp. It's hard to keep up with the demand. They are even taking lower grade shrimp just for people to get started.,its good to see shops finally catering for shrimp now.

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Pyriel

They are so easy to take care of Im surprised they aren't doing the breeding themselves.

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ineke

They don't like to have the smaller ones so I guess it's easier to buy them in cheaply than to keep them for any length of time. The longer they have them the more chance something will go wrong.

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Fishnbe

When I was managing/running their holding sheds there I was breeding RCS in their holding/Quarantine shed. I started doing this 6 or so years ago and the tank was still going when I left there. Im pretty sure that the don't have that breeding tank any more as I think (as Ineke said)  its cheaper to buy these shrimp than have a tank setup especially for breeding the shrimp (I haven't worked there for a few years).

 

I was in the other day and they had Yellow, Sunkist, F7/F8 Mishlings (from KK, Bb and Panda ) and Blue Velvets in their latest shipment with prices pretty reasonable.

 

They are looking at getting in some 'fire' reds and Carbon Rillis in the near future.

 

And then maybe higher end TWB etc as well as some specialist shrimp products I think.

 

Its good to see  local shops getting in to shrimps other than RCS, can only be good for the hobby and hopefully more people getting involved.

 

I spoke to one fella buying some Sunkists who was just getting into the hobby. 

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OzShrimp

 

I spoke to one fella buying some Sunkists who was just getting into the hobby. 

Did you tell him about SKF lol :P

 

When i lived in Sydney a year and a half ago one of the fellas at my then LFS said the manager gave all the staff their own shrimp tank setup to breed CRS at home to stock the shop. I have only ever sold albino bristlenose to a fish shop :)

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Fishnbe

LOL I did actually. I asked if he's on any shrimp specific forums and he named an overseas one and said he's on a couple of others.

 

So I spruked SKF and said how we are the best Aussie one I've seen with great people and a lot of info on there aswell.

 

And he agreed and said he was already a member. :D

 

The way the Adelaide shrimp scene is going it might be time to have a little old Adelaide SKF meet and greet day in the future. lol

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