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Old 10-04-2014, 10:33 PM   #1
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Harlequin shrimp

So just saw this for sale first time iv seen one in australia

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Old 10-05-2014, 07:16 AM   #2
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Holy crap thats an absurd amount of money for a shrimp. You can get them for $30 - $40 around here.
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You know they only eat starfish right? You will have to buy starfish regularly and watch it rip them apart. A cool shrimp for sure, but I just can't get my head around the live food thing any more.
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Same here, I would love to wipe out my asteria star collection, but then what? Like buying a tiger to keep down the squirrel population.


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Old 10-05-2014, 06:46 PM   #5
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Yea I know what there diet is I was shocked at the price tho $900 and if I wanted it I woukd have to pay at least another 100 for postage

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We should buy one here and get it a first class ticket on a airline. Might still be cheaper.


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Old 10-05-2014, 10:55 PM   #7
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It no doubt would be haha and apparently qantas who ships all the corals is increasing the freight by 400%

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Heck, for that price id buy you one and fly it over myself
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A number of years ago, it was thought that the explosion in the crown of thorns starfish population at the great barrier reef was caused by the fish trade's removal of so many of these shrimp from the reefs. I believe there was a ban on the collection of them by the Australian Gov't for some time which may be why you haven't seen them offered in your market before. They are a cool shrimp but their dietary needs do make them a pain to keep sometimes (IMO). We used to keep a tank with starfish just for feeding them in the store. We would remove a leg from the starfish and let them regrow the leg before we would use that starfish again. So we would need to keep a few starfish in stock all the time. NOT the most cost effective use of a fish tank in a store
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That woukd make sense andy. I believe they do hunts on the crown of thorns star fish the guy at my lfs regularly goes and kills them off when he can fky over

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