12-09-2009, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by jmlampert23
So the stores close to me really suck big time when it comes to looking for healthy live stock, so i am looking to see where i can buy them online. i am intersted in some cichlids and possibaly some inverts. i like the shrimp and maybe some lobsters.
so my questions are....
1. what are some reputable online live stock dealers
2. how had are the lobsters and shrimp to care for and are they agressive where they will not harm my fish
3. i am intersted in maybe stocking cichlids. what are some of your suggestions into types of cichlids i should get.
thanks for you help in advance
Hi Jamie. For online orders, I've had tremendous succcess with aquabid. Crayfish and shrimp are not difficult to care for, although some shrimp can be tough to acclimate. Crays are generally semi aggressive, and will most definitely harm your fish if given the chance. It can range anywhere from torn fins to a missing fish. I would not mix crays or shrimp with cichlids...the shrimp will be eaten and they cray will either torment the cichlids or be killed by them, depending on the fish and their sizes. IME, barbs are ideal tankmates for crayfish, as well as any fish that swims at the surface.