What's Your Most Expensive Livestock?

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  1. HB AL

    HB AL Well-Known Member

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    Kinda fortunate here in SoCal with the major importers local and many lfs around, when I go online and look at the price of fish some are close to double what I see here locally, then add in shipping and I realize how fortunate we have it here in SoCal. What are prices like in NY compared to online?
     

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    Sea MunnKey Well-Known Member

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    Dang ... I've personally seen these Wrought Iron Butterflies a couple times while I was visiting ReefRaft Canada for the last couple years. Gorgeous fish indeed.

    Wishful thinking ... "If only we could start fragging fish ... hhmmm"
     
  3. Fattytuna

    Fattytuna Well-Known Member

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    Colorado sunburst

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  4. Forsaken77

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    Depends on the store. One store is dirt cheap, probably half of what fish cost online. The higher quality store charges double of the cheap store. Then there's also a middle of the road store. High quality livestock at very reasonable prices. I'd say the high end store that charges double is equivalent to online prices.

    That's why I bought a Magnificent Foxface online for $139 after no one had one locally, then a month later a store was selling one for $60.

    I guess if you live in a coastal area then you have better prices because the fish are basically there as soon as they get in the US. If you live in the inner states, it's more transit time, more potential losses, ect... The only problem I have here is finding Australian fish on a regular basis.
     
  5. Elgringodiablo

    Elgringodiablo Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    I paid a little less than that all in, think I landed them in LA for about $500. As far as I know they don't breed, they may attempt to do so, like wrasses, but I am yet to hear of anyone successfully breeding them in captivity. Mostly the male just asserts his dominance over the female and the pair of them swim laps around my tank. They are pretty fun fish, but a bit on the big side and eat a lot.
     
  6. Ento-Reefer

    Ento-Reefer Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    My chaoti wrasse, but I can’t remember now how much I paid. Probably $200-300.

    That is about my limit on what I will spend.
     
  7. gig 'em

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    $400 Confetti frag. Worth every penny
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    100$ on tiny black widow bubble tip nem baby
     
  9. n21benson

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    LOL! I like that logic!
     
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    WWC....$199 including shipping for a frag combo of chalices...pink b o o b i e s, bubblegum monster and a freebee sapphire chalice.
     
  11. Brad Shook

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    Pair of Black Storm clowns. I can't say price because I'm a reseller but they were not cheap. 20171201_185511.jpg 20171031_123501.jpg
     
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    I'm a cheapskate, with a very good shop. One nano 29 and one nano 14 with over 2 grand between the tanks. Most expensive things were one piece of Fiji rock, 60.00 for one piece of rock. Most expensive critter between the two tanks is my 50.00 yellow tang.
     
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    Most expensive coral frag 150 jf day glow direct from him. Slowly growing so I’m happy.
     
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    300 for a pair of longfin clowns another 130 for a marin betta
     
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    250 for a four inch Royal Hippo. Two years later almost six inches. Nori
     
  16. BlueMoods

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    Okay that did it, I'm going to get that marine beta my shop has for 60 next trip up there. Nobody seems to want it, but I like it.
     
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    This is my puffer I picked up from a closing fish store. He was 300, gave them 100 dollars for him. What a happy fish now. He is going in a 6 foot tank tomorrow MVIMG_20171201_083152.jpg
     
  18. jasonrusso

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    Wow, never seen those before
     
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    $120 for a beautiful large RBTA that died a few weeks later...
    $90 for a frogspawn that was sick or something and almost died, slowly slowly recovering now after throwing in my sump for a month and realizing it was going to make it
     
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    tgp4274 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    i don't member which cost more....
    I think they were like 250 each
    my blue angel and my French angel
     
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