Money Vs Looks

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Jai, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. JaiValued MemberMember

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

    DinoFishlore VIPMember

    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.

    dino
     
  3. 0morrokh

    0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    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. :eek: :'(
     




  4. wolfman21Valued MemberMember

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




  5. Jimold

    JimoldWell Known MemberMember

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

    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
     
  7. Neville

    NevilleWell Known MemberMember

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

    JimoldWell Known MemberMember

    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
     
  9. Isabella

    IsabellaFishlore VIPMember

    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.
     
  10. Jimold

    JimoldWell Known MemberMember

    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!
     
  11. FishFyerValued MemberMember

    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 thats expensive.
     
  12. Neville

    NevilleWell Known MemberMember

    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.
     
  13. sick-lid boyValued MemberMember

    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.
     
  14. Jimold

    JimoldWell Known MemberMember

    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...
     
  15. genie

    genieWell Known MemberMember

    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.
     
  16. Neville

    NevilleWell Known MemberMember

    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. :-[
     
  17. lolagurlWell Known MemberMember

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

    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
     
  19. SHPEPoserValued MemberMember

    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. :)
     
  20. FishPirateL337Valued MemberMember

    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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