amano shrimp

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    Maybe they drowned... or they committed suicide...
     
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    Good riddance to bad rubbish I would say lmao

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    That would seem a bit overcrowded.
     
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    Well, this now happened IMG_20180220_165141.jpg
     
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    looks like you got the pseudos for keeps ..
     
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    What exactly 'now' happened? Past and/or present...
    Did the people involved also left to India, China or Dubai?
     
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    Heard sams got some more Olivier. I'm headed there tomz

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    The shrimp dropped some babas it seems
     
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    same happened with Petworld N1 when they arrived in the bag from the supplier
     
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    No amanos for sale at Sam's, just the same old ones.

    Amanos are definitively on the price list of WCB Imports, I just saw it. Not sure if they are the same that came in Cape Town.
    The permit issue is still questionable.
     
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    They remind me of our native shrimp the ones that I caught were in different colors: light brown, dark brown, tinted green , tinted red and when I kept them when they get stresses they get a very white red


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    LFS crawl .. R59 each ... but under them new disco lights and painted blue tanks hard to say what they are, claims are they are amano.

    Finally seems like the years of overpriced shrimps are starting to subside. Maybe one day when I am old and grumpy.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    I remember buying my very first Amano's (the real deal) many moons back at R135 each from a certain individual, only to find a week later the then AquaH2o selling 'em at R15 each or 10 for R100 :( Bought another 10 :D
     
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    He he ... hey my first tank is an aquaH2O

    So here is a Q ... if - and yes that is a big if a shipment has landed and it has a legal permit, how will anybody ever going forward be told that the amano they have or sell is now illegal?

    Later Ferdie
     
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    Well, importers and dealers are what they are, they do that for money.
    They can't even see they are selling the wrong thing...
    Demand and supply is what make it happen, which makes most of us here responsible.
    The demand comes from the hobbyists and the supply comes from these guys.
    The story of a legal permit is half true, just a touch marine salt and there we go...
     
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    Did you get yours from a import or were they locally obtained from our rivers. Please help me understand

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    And before I forget, it's a simple yes or no

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    @Nathanael,
    I have no problem to answer to your very inquisitive questions, even if it is not really related to my post you quoted.
    I got them from a well known shop in the Cape Town southern suburb (where most people here got them from) who use to sell them legally before the importation ban on fresh water shrimps.
    My adults are more than 5 years old now (all imported when it was legal), the youngest ones I have were born at home.
    Amano shrimps can live very long in captivity, the longest I'm aware of is 8 years old.
    No way to find them in the rivers around here (of course you do know it and I do feel the irony in your words), most amanos are actually wild caught in the Asian rivers.
    Are mine imported? Yes for my 5 years old ones.
    Legally? Yes, when it was.
    I hope I helped you to understand even if I used more words than a 'simple yes or no'.
     
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    Just for the record, unless a special import permit was obtained through the powers that be, which is not completely unheard of, the importation of freshwater shrimp in South Africa has been black listed for decades and continues to be so, Dirk can correct me here. Regarding the Amano imports and retailers in question five to six years ago, the circumstances were no different, hence the shrimp being kept away from general public eye. Back then the laws were actually more stringent, a shop could not even display the shrimp let alone sell them which is not the case today.

    Breeding Amanos locally needs to be commended and supported, but naturally the price needs to be attractive to hobbyists and local suppliers, only then will it be a win win for all local parties.

    Then we can all wear the T-shirt that I saw today which read - "Sorry My-China, made in SA"
     

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