Money Vs Looks

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Jai

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If you was to notice a fish that you just loved in a shop, and it costs alot Would you consider getting it and ignore the cost? or would you say "when i win the lottery!" 8)
 

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I have not had that problem in a long time.
Pretty much since I started with the post office.
I have however passed up fish that were over priced.
Fish that were expensive but worth what was being asked, were purchased.

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Considering the fact that I am consistently broke due to spending too much money on pet stuff, I would have to say no to any fish more than a few bucks. : It actually happened to me once, I was going to get some Panda Cories until I found out they were like 10 bucks apiece. :'(
 

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if i couldn't afford it I wouldn't. Lucky I don't like the expensive fish as much as the less expensive ones.
 

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If it's an exceptionally beautiful fish, like my red-gold angel, then the cost is irrelivant...
 

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to me the cost is irrelevant if you see a little live creature that is more then a few bucks ..or more pricey then usual i would still have..i mean i probably used another ten bucks that day to buy food or a pair of socks lol..these fish you have for years so get ones you will always enjoy
 

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i've seen a silver arowana a few days back, its price was Tk 50,000(US$700). now, i can't afford that.
 

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Wow, he must have been a really big one. One of the LFS's near me has one that's like 18 inches... but it's got a "Not for sale" sign on it, so I don't know what it's worth
 

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First of all, I would never buy any fish (no matter what the price) without first researching about it. Buying fish on impulse usually ends in disaster. Now, if I had researched the fish well and determined that it is suitable for my tank, and if I REALLY REALLY wanted to have this fish, I guess I'd pay more if I had to. I mean, as long as this fish doesn't cost a fortune! LOL ;D I don't think I'd spend as much as $700 for one fish ... that's a "bit" (lol) too extreme for me. But I'd pay $50 or so for a real nice fish that I wanted. I think large and beautiful Discus cost around $50.
 

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Isabella, there's a beautiful Lion fish at one of our LFS's. I don't remember the variety, but even though he's only about as big as my finger, his fins spread like 10", and he's GORGEOUS!!!. He's also almost $100.00
If I had a saltwater tank big enough I'd buy him in a second!
 

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neville said:
i've seen a silver arowana a few days back, its price was Tk 50,000(US$700). now, i can't afford that. 
A silver arrowana may seem expensive but a small gold crossback goes for about $6,000 and a full grown super red arrowana goes for about $30,000. Now that's expensive.
 

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the arowana that i saw was near 2 feet long. lionfish r beautiful too. their spines r venomous, saltwater fish r very rare in my city, few people import them from abroad.
 

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I'd buy an expensive fish if I really wanted it. Fortunately, I like to get fish that are as young as possible so I can watch them grow and mature, and most fish I would want are not that expensive as youths. I don't consider any fish under $30 or $40 all that expensive.
 

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Actually, I live right on the gulf of mexico. I don't know if it's a good idea, but some of the best saltwater fish you could just go out scuba diving and catch in a net...
 

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Depends on how much. Up to $50 (that is expensive to me) then I would get it. $51++ probably have to walk away or save for awhile and cry to my husband a lot.
 

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hi jai, that's a nice german shepherd is it your dog? i have a cat, her name is bonita; i also like dogs, i'm looking for a great dane for a long time, but couldn't find one in my country(bangladesh)...bad luck. :-[
 

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those arrowana things are ugly...sry i know their endangered but i wouldnt take one for free.
 

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I'd buy a fish for a buck fifty and use the other 3.50 from my 5 to make my tank better for the fish... ;D
 

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I wouldn't unless I could afford it. This is why I'm selling my babies to the local fish store to build up enough money to get the real pretty ones. Plus I get the pick of the litter of the fish I have now.
 

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I buy mine young, and few fish are expensive when they are young.
But I found a 14in Wolf Cichlid that actually tried to break the glass with a rock to get to me after I teased it.
It was hard not to fork over the 175$ for it.
 
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