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Old 12/01/2007, 08:42 PM
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Expensive Fish

http://www.liveaquaria.com/diversden...1660&siteid=20

Just spoted this on liveaquaria.com! The price in crazy.
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Old 12/01/2007, 08:49 PM
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I think if a fish is going to be that expensive they should not be able to sell them. Put it back into the ocean
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Old 12/01/2007, 09:10 PM
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yea ive seen this before...amazing fish..that single fish is worth more than my entire setup.LoLL
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Old 12/01/2007, 09:53 PM
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And I thought the $600 blue squamosa I am buying was alot
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Old 12/01/2007, 09:57 PM
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It better come with a 14 year arrive alive guarantee for that price.
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Old 12/01/2007, 11:07 PM
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just because they are rare in the trade doesn't make them rare in the wild - for example - conspiculatus are common where they are caught.
joculator angels are also very common in the wild, as well as many other rare fish. The reason for the price tag is because small ones are literally impossible to get. the price may be a little high, but it is justified IMO. You wont find another one in probably a decade!
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Old 12/01/2007, 11:15 PM
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Conspics that size are crazy! Unheard of....
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Old 12/02/2007, 12:49 AM
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1.Conspic price is getting higher and higher by the collector .

2.I saw hundreds of Conspics, never saw a 3" one, I bet this 3" one was a special effort by the collector who came to visit Los Angeles while his shipment arrived as well.

3.3.6K for this Conspic is alot, but still I saw much crazier prices in Amercan online stores.
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Old 12/02/2007, 12:31 PM
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Originally posted by Justinandkrista
I think if a fish is going to be that expensive they should not be able to sell them. Put it back into the ocean

Why? If they can get that much for it, then more power to them. The market place will always dictate prices. If no one is willing to drop that much cash the price will come down.
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Old 12/02/2007, 06:16 PM
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I agree that is what American capitalism is all about. If the people are willing to pay the price, why not ask for it. From what I know conspics aren't that rare just hard to obtain. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 12/02/2007, 08:27 PM
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My lfs can get them for $750 from his vendor (larger specimens). He'd then sell them for a grand. I know a few local hobbyists who would probably bite, myself not included.
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Old 12/03/2007, 01:23 AM
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buying a fish for 750$ and selling it for 1000$ is poor business. 800 landed and he makes 200$ on a very expensive fish... 750 is the average wholesale price for conspics out of LA.
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