How Much Do You Pay For A Krib?

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Always wondered how much fish in different areas where. Here they are ridicules 15.00 a pop.
 

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In PA it's somewhere in the $6 - $10 range. Considering how easy they breed, you'd think supply would be greater than demand....
 

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I've seen nice ones sell at Petco and Petfart for as little as $3.50 and up to $9, the very few LFS around here get more.
 

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I can get regular kribensis at my Lfs for $7 ea. As Jeff said, their common and easy to breed so they don't go for much, apparently around here anyway.

$15 is definitely over the top, their are some other less common pelviachromis That I'd pay that much for, but not for common kribs.
 

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There's a breeder here selling them each for $3, I think. Nice size too
 
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They started out at 6.99 a few weeks later they jumped to 15.99, I breed them and trade them to the LFS , the bummer is my male died and I have to buy my own fish back at full price, I really need a male but refuse to pay that price again.
 

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In local stores, $6.99 is the standard. We have a local guy who breeds a beautiful red variety that looks a lot like the legendary Pelvicachromis sacrimontis reds, minus the blue face. But even a krib (P pulcher) that nice is inexpensive. Supply and demand.
I breed P kribensis (which isn't the hobby 'krib" - it used to be P taeniatus) and they go for around 20-30 a pair. But they are way less common than the hobby 'krib".
The names are a mess. The original importers way way back mistook P pulcher for kribensis, and the wrong name stuck.

Wild pulcher/kribs go for around $20 each, but are not seen often.
 

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About $15 usd for standards, more for albinos, golds, etc.
 

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I have only found one store that sells kribs, (only the wild type though) and those go for around 15-20$
 

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Hello!
They are pretty rare in my country and I have seen them once in LFS and it was 3$
 
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These are just the hobby kribs, we never get any "good ones", although I did run across a nice albino female and she has given me a nice batch of albino fry. Most well be going to a fellow member, I'm going to keep about 6 and see how they turn out.
 
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Ordered three 2" from Petco for 5.99 ea. Should be here by Tuesday next week.
 
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