What Are Your Prices?

Iridium_2256

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I'm a little curious as to what everyone prices for fish are. I dont know why, it's interesting to see the difference in price. What are your prices for just your basic fish, like a single cory, a neon tetra and a gourami?
 
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As in, how much would a gourami, a single neon tetra and a single cory cost at you lfs? Like your common, basic tropical fish.
 

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Well for bettas usually our Petco sells them anywhere between $5-$25. I think the lower ranges are veils, crowns, and basic colors, meanwhile roses, halfmoons, and kois are on the upper end. My koi was $20, I got my halfmoon from PetSmart but I don't remember their prices.
 

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Neon Tetras a $2 or so, and cardinals are $4. I think my corys were around $4-5, and my turquoise rainbows were $9. I've blown WAY more money on equipment, filters, CO2, tanks...
My fish cost is a round-off error in comparison.
 

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My fish store is pretty expensive, but the quality is excellent. IME, fish are not something to ship around for, so I have no problem paying twice as much at a great store than half that at a sub-par store
 

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In Melbourne, a single cory can be anywhere between $5-50 depending on species and whatnot. Common species are around $5-8 each.

A single neon is normally $1-5 each... usually $1.50....

A gourami - depends on species. For the more common ones, expect to pay around $7 or so.
 
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Almost forgot to put mine in lol

A cory here like a standard peppered is about 1.69 a pop

neon tetras are about 1.39 a pop

My golden gourami planters was only about 4 dollars
 

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I get my albino cories for $3.99, my Cherry Barbs were $3.99 as well, bristlenose was $7.99, mystery snail $2.99, honey gourami was $4.99
My Celestial Pearl Danios that I bought for my 31 gallon tank were $11.99 each, cost me $141.00 for a dozen.

I know, that's extremely pricey.
 

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So, fishless cycles are more popular where you live?
lol you'd think so but ignorance of cycles is prevalent in all countries!

our lfs guarantees their fish for 30 days. I don't know how they stay in business but I've certainly used that guarantee... and they let borrow their QTs.
 

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My Celestial Pearl Danios that I bought for my 31 gallon tank were $11.99 each, cost me $141.00 for a dozen.

I know, that's extremely pricey.
That would be unheard of in Auz. They sell here for around $40 each.

Ouch, at least in auz things are usually a little cheaper - not by much, cardinals are cheaper mostly - than Nz.
 

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lol you'd think so but ignorance of cycles is prevalent in all countries!
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Fish prices vary greatly here in Aus. And the quality too. I've found you pay a bit more at Petbarn, but all the stores we've been to, they've maintained their tanks well. There are some stores that I just couldn't buy a fish from no matter the price...those poor fish in those tanks...

Yellow shrimp in stores go for around $10
RCS are like $2
Anything (shrimp) else you have to try get online or hope you have a breeder nearby.

A young Black Knife (under 10cm) is about $25
As it is hard to source glass shrimp here where I am, as well as Kuhli Loaches, I am quite tempted to buy some fish from an online store that ships them here in Aus...
 

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In central Florida:
Peppered Cory: $3.99 - $6.99
Neon Tetra: $1.99 - $2.50
Dwarf Gourami: $4.99 - $7.99

Prices based on my area and vary by chain store and lfs.
 

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That would be unheard of in Auz. They sell here for around $40 each.

Ouch, at least in auz things are usually a little cheaper - not by much, cardinals are cheaper mostly - than Nz.
at least you can get CPDs!!! they're illegal to import to NZ such cool looking fish. sigh
 
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