What's the most you would pay for a fish?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by crazedACD, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. crazedACD

    crazedACDValued MemberMember


    Spotted some "blue eye plecos" going for $750-$1,100....WHOLESALE...the other day, blew me away. Was just wondering what's the most you guys would pay for a single fish? What's the most you have spent?

    I don't really have an issue paying up to maybe $100 for something really nice, but I don't like paying more than $10 or so for schooling fish (like Roseline Torpedo Barbs...). I noticed on the electric blue ram thread, most said the $20 price tag stopped them, I was pretty surprised...haha if I like it, I will pay for it.
  2. Meenu

    MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    I'd say 30-ish... no way would i pay 750!
  3. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    I'll pay up to $50 for a saltwater fish (non-schooling of course) if I really, really want it.

    Freshies, Aquabid's going to give us the final answer, but I don't like to go over $15 if I can help it, schooling fish, not over $5-10.

    Any cichlids that I really, really want, I'll go up to $30 each.
  4. bubblynutter

    bubblynutterWell Known MemberMember

    I find I get into trouble if I spend over $15 on any fish... (oops to the 2 clown loaches I bought at that price!).

    Sometimes it's not a matter of what WOULD you spend, but what CAN you spend.

    If I could get my hands on a breeding pair of rare fish, that I knew I could sell the fry from, I would justify the 'capital outlay' to myself. Justifying to my partner would be nearly impossible... ;D
  5. angelfish220

    angelfish220Well Known MemberMember

    I'll pay probably up to 5 dollars for a schooling fish, 20 if its a fish I REALLY want.... as a poor student I really don't have money just laying around...
  6. harpua2002

    harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

    The most I've paid was $70 for a yasha goby. I'll spend money on stuff that's really cool if I have the money to spend.
  7. Chris123

    Chris123Well Known MemberMember

    Schooling fish probaly no more then $5 (for one fish)
    Common fish probaly at least 20 bucks
    Rare fish i pay around 50 bucks depending on the fish and the quality

  8. Red1313

    Red1313Fishlore VIPMember

    Depends, are we talking fish alone or fish + shipping to get the fish?
    The most I've spent on an individual fish was $50 each for three "Massive" fancy goldies (RIP gang) However I've spent 20-25 on each of my breeding betta's (before shipping) and generally a buying a medium sized fancy goldie is $10+

    REDKAHUNAValued MemberMember

    If you count shipping with importation I have spent $125.00 each for rare or different cories. The shipping almost double the price.

    I just recieved 2 new groups C.Tukano and C. Negro and $395.00 for the fish about 25 per fish not to bad. Shipping $220.00 from germany to transhipper 1.75 per fish another $35.00 and then $45.00 for him to ship them to me. $695.00 for 20 fish. They sent 8 bounes 102's and 5 were doa.
  10. Ay1a

    Ay1aValued MemberMember

    Seeing how I'm pretty new to the hobby I'd say around $25 but once I get more into it (If I can get good at it) I'm sure I'd probably go to $100 depending on the fish.
  11. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Im looking at $60 for the pair of albino angelfish. its not that each fish is 30, but since im ordering them online i am getting 6 to keep 2. my LFS will take the extras, but wont give me a dollar for them. so, i guess $30-$50. if there was a fish i HAD to have id go up to $100 i guess.
  12. Nutter

    NutterFishlore VIPMember

    I've paid $250 for a Pin-Striped Pleco. I think that would be about the limit for what I'd be willing to spend on a single fish. The next most expensive was $140 for a Discus. (They are still really expensive over here)
  13. leeishom

    leeishomValued MemberMember

    Paid 35 for my arowana. Also paid 200 bucks for the vet. To take a culture test.
    Also paid 235 bucks for a new fluval fx5, but I think it was at a good price. No tax too!!
  14. Gouramiguy17

    Gouramiguy17Well Known MemberMember

    I'm going to sound poor but $15 for my syno cat...
  15. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Good morning,

    I paid $30 for Lovely, my Love Heart Bloody Parrot that has no tail.

  16. LyndaB

    LyndaBFishlore LegendMember

    As I become more knowledgeable about fishkeeping, I'm sure I'd risk paying a higher price.

    As it stands right now, I've spent $30 on a parrot. That's probably my top range right now. In the future? Who knows..... :party0049:
  17. Meenu

    MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    So, all of you who spend large amounts on a single fish - aren't you worried that it won't make it?
  18. Tigerfishy

    TigerfishyWell Known MemberMember

    Aw, I'd love to see that! Pics...!!??

    I paid, um, £15 for a betta, I don't know what the conversion rate is lol, but I don't have the money to spend any more than that!
  19. CHoffman

    CHoffmanFishlore VIPMember

    The most I've paid was 20 not including shipping
  20. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    That's always a risk, but I usually only buy the more expensive fish from other fishkeepers or my favorite LFS who I know keeps high quality healthy fish.

    My heart can overtake my brain (and has on occasion) where I'll spend more on a sick fish in hopes I can bring it back to full health.