What Are Your Prices?

Iridium_2256

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I'm a little curious as to what everyone prices for fish are. I don't 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?
 

phantom

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Iridium_2256 said:
I'm a little curious as to what everyone prices for fish are. I don't 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?
could you explain the question better?
 
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Iridium_2256

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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.
 

wolfdog01

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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.
 

TexasGuppy

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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.
 

GuppyGuy007

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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
 

aussieJJDude

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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.
 

Andy S

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I'm in Greece, recently bought Panda Corys for 3 euros a piece, that's just under 5 Australian Dollars.
 

aussieJJDude

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Andy S said:
I'm in Greece, recently bought Panda Corys for 3 euros a piece, that's just under 5 Australian Dollars.
I wish pandas was that cheap here.... bump it up to $15 AU.
 
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Iridium_2256

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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
 

Fanatic

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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.
 

TexasGuppy

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Jenoli42 said:
whoa. nz is not cheap...

our sterbaI were $12.50 each. kuhlI loaches $7.50 each. Odessa Barbs $12 each. rummy nose tetra $7.50 each. cardinal tetra $9 each. EBJD $100. firemouth $23. apple snails $4.50. mystery snails $10
So, fishless cycles are more popular where you live?
 

Jenoli42

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TexasGuppy said:
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.
 

aussieJJDude

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Fanatic said:
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.
 

Brannor

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Jenoli42 said:
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...
 

JoeCamaro

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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.
 

Jenoli42

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aussieJJDude said:
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
 

Jenoli42

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Brannor said:
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...
I'm happy to see if it's legal to send kuhlis to you across the ditch! those are easy to find here
 

Brannor

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Jenoli42 said:
I'm happy to see if it's legal to send kuhlis to you across the ditch! those are easy to find here
I'd send you some (live) shrimp, but besides them being destroyed, I'd prefer to not spend any time in court/jail.

-G
 

Discus-Tang

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Brannor said:
I'd send you some (live) shrimp, but besides them being destroyed, I'd prefer to not spend any time in court/jail.

-G
the kuhlI thing must be a Victorian State law because they widespread in Sydney!
 

aussieJJDude

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Kuhlis in melbourne are easy to source. Most stores are selling the black and striped kuhlies - and subscape is also selling some silvers last time I checked....
 

aussieJJDude

Member
Jenoli42 said:
at least you can get CPDs!!! they're illegal to import to NZ such cool looking fish. sigh
True, but not in my current budget... if they weren't a shoaling fish.....
 

Brannor

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aussieJJDude said:
Kuhlis in melbourne are easy to source. Most stores are selling the black and striped kuhlies - and subscape is also selling some silvers last time I checked....
Maybe in the east, or maybe they just are really popular and we always miss them... but I think we've seen 1 small black one at one store in several weeks out west.

-G
 

GuppyGuy007

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Wow, Celestial Pearl Danios for that much? I just bought seven for $3.00 each! I guess that is the difference between the US and Australia though price wise.
 
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Iridium_2256

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Alright, what about your cichlids now? my family are big african cichlid fans
Yellow lab, rusties, mixed Mbuna- 4-7 USD
OB peacocks- 3-6 USD depending on male or female
Large haps- 15-70 USD(our yellow leptura was 70 dollars, and it wasn't even a male :yuck
And freddy the frontosa was about 30 USD
What are yours?
 

emeraldking

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Interesting how all prices for similar fish can differ on each location.
 

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