Eek! I've actually got local pet stores that carry cherry shrimp, but they want 3x as much for them as they are including shipping from a lot of places online :-/
Either way, I'm giving shrimp a test run with a handful of cheap ghost shrimp when the time comes, because as feisty as my new betta is proving himself to be, I'm not at all convinced they won't turn into snacks, lol.
"The time has come," the Walrus said, "to talk of many things: of shoes—and ships—and sealing wax—of cabbages—and kings—and why the sea is boiling hot—and whether pigs have wings."
"But wait a bit," the Oysters cried, "before we have our chat; for some of us are out of breath, and all of us are fat!"
"No hurry!" said the Carpenter.
They thanked him much for that.