What's Your Most Expensive Livestock?

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  1. Forsaken77

    Forsaken77 Valuable Member

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    What is the most you've paid for a single fish, coral, or invert (not including shipping)? And what made it worth it to you?

    I'm just seeing the general consensus on what the most people pay is. Many LFS's say that customers don't want to spend more than roughly $20-$50 for livestock, so that's why they carry the same old selection that sells quick, and isn't a big loss if it dies.

    So what's the most expensive guy in your tank? Mine is a 7" Magnificent Foxface that sells for $189 at the online place I bought it. I actually paid for a smaller one for $140, but received the bigger, more expensive one. Also a Harlequin Tuskfish for $120.

    I paid that amount because I had been looking for a Magnificent Foxface for almost a year locally with no results. Of couse a month after I got the fish, my local store had the size I wanted for $60, lol.
     
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  2. pandagobyguy

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    50$ branching frogspawn (I'm cheap lol)
     
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    Paid 100 for a very nice scoly[​IMG]
     
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    800 bucks for a short body red tail catfish.

    For those of you reading who don't keep freshwater.
    Its basically a catfish with a deformity making it "stubby"
     
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    hart24601 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    $500 each for a couple FW string rays.
     
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    4FordFamily Tang, Angel, & Wrasse Addict Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    My arbitrary cutoff is $300-350.
     
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    Maritimer Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter CTARS Member R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    My most expensive was a Quoy's parrotfish for $200. It never ate in my care, and after a month, passed.

    Recently added another one to my display after a successful quarantine, who eats nearly everything ... except corals and GHA - and cost $140.

    ~Bruce
     
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    130$ for my sargassum and $80 for my purple tang.
     
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    kalare Active Member Partner Member 2018

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    $260ish for crosshatch trigger.
     
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    There is a similar deformity in clowns. ORA sells them as "stubbies". Kinda cute imo. Shorten lifespan and frequently sterile from what i understand though.
     
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    $60 for a silver bounce shroom. Looks nice but hasn't split in the 4 months I've had it.
     
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    $150 for a Aussie gold torch
     
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    $300 for this beauty from Reef Raft Canada:

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    JaimeAdams Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad 3RMAS Member R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    That's pretty
     
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    $60 scolly and $60 blue jaw trigger. Scolly is doing well after 2 yrs, the trigger passed only after 1 wk due to ich which also took down my clown tang and clown fish
     
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    $150 for my Magnificent Foxface, easily my fav fish!:)
     
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    JaimeAdams Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad 3RMAS Member R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I have a $100 limit on myself. Granted I do have bounce mushrooms and big black torch colony in my home tank and some higher end acros in my office tank, but I didn't really pay for any of them and I am in the market for a Colorado Sunburst Anemone and an Inferno Anemone. I think I might have to re-think my self imposed limit :confused:
     
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    Paid 500 for Black tang . He is doing well after 4 years
     
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    $300 for some "live" rocks and $200 for some "live" sand. I didn't learn until later that dead ones work just as fine for half the cost.
     
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    $300 for a nahackyi wrasse pair.
     
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