What’s the most you’ve ever paid for a fish?

What’s the most you’ve ever paid for a fish?

  • Less than $5

    Votes: 24 13.3%
  • $5-$10

    Votes: 51 28.2%
  • $10-$20

    Votes: 45 24.9%
  • $20-$30

    Votes: 22 12.2%
  • More than $35

    Votes: 39 21.5%

  • Total voters
    181

TheEssigs

Less Than $5
$5-$10
$10-20
$20-30
More than $35

I think the most expensive fish I have purchased to date is $12
 

Dino

Per fish, it is probably in the 20-30$ range.
We recently had some F1 L333 shipped in that cost almost 300$ for the lot.
I regularly spend 200-300$ at auctions.
 

sirdarksol

Hard for me to believe, but my beautiful platinum butterfly koi, Miyamoto, was only 3.99. He was in the "small koi" tank at Petsmart, and I snatched him up.
 

TheEssigs

Hey Sir, do you have a picture of him? Id love to see him.
 

Callum The Cat

mine would be $25 (aussie) for a chromide green (I bougth 2)

Rock On Callum!
 

swords3711

??? how could you pay over 20 dollars for a fish?
the most ive paid is three bucks for a mollie and sword
 

Callum The Cat

welll if u buy a good fish not like mollies or swordtails then easyily

Rock On Callum!
 

swords3711

welll if u buy a good fish not like mollies or swordtails then easyily

Rock On Callum!

I would hate to risk it though
just think if you lose it, you're out 20 bucks
if they breed successfully I could see
one mollie had over 30 fry that reached adulthood goin for three bucks each, that's a profit in my opinion
 

Barbrella

I once paid nearly 30$ for a Uaru.
 

jack11

Yes but it depends if your trying to make a profit or you keep fish for entertainment/amusement/calming effect etc. cause some of the more expensive fish have way more personality than mollies and platies.

Jack
 

Callum The Cat

but if the condititons are good then there no reason they should die

20 bucks isn't that much money if u buy 10 then its alot

but I don't plan to breed them

Rock On Callum!
 

swords3711

well I have a smaller tank so the larger fish are the more expensive ones
I stick with the cheaper ones because then I have more variety in the tank
I think its fun to breed livebearers because of the color variations the fry can be
as for more expensive fish having a better personality gouramis discus and angels are some of the more expensive ones that I know of but they don't seem to do anything they do have some different colors but they just aren't active
 

Tom

I think the most I have spent one fish is $20 and that was for a L52 pleco. I got 3 of them at the time. After that, the most was $14 for a galaxy rasbora.
Tom
 

Dino

We probably have close to 10,000$ in fish in the fishhouse.
To get to that point, we spent close to 2,000$.
 

capekate

Most I paid for fish were for my 7 Discus, and they were 25.00 each.
Yes, you worry about those expensive fish for sure.. but when you love a certain kind of fish, and it does cost more sometimes you just got to do it!!

~ kate
 

Chief_waterchanger

*thumps dino*

I voted 35+ because of the bettas we purchased recently from a guy in Thailand.
 

Allie

We've paid $80 buck for a wc caribe piranha which was 10" big.
2 of our fancy plecos were $40 each at 1" big The blue panque and the blue phantom. We got those plecos a year ago.
I also paid $30 for an angelfish at a lfs...only to have it die when I couldn't get my money back. (won't be doing that again) Datnoids at 1" are $30 each but if you buy them in quantity they are cheaper.
Most african cichlids are at least $12 and range to $50 at our lfs.
 
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Isabella

If we're talking about price per 1 fish, then the most is $15 that I paid for my Gold Pearly Veiltail Angelfish, even though it was still quite small! I paid half the price that same day for my Blue Blushing Angel of the same size. But I don't regret one penny spent on any of my fish, ever

We probably have close to 10,000$ in fish in the fishhouse.
To get to that point, we spent close to 2,000$.
 

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Allie

But I don't regret one penny spent on any of my fish, ever
Me either...believe me, my family disagrees.

Oh yeah we bought 2 baby arrowana at $60 each. One was murdered by a 2" baby oscar. I was not impressed.
I just realized I don't buy really expensive fish...my boyfriend does.
$30 is the most I have spent.
 

armadillo

The most I've spent was like 10 dollars (that's about how much mollies cost over here, but am not bothering with an exact exchagne rate, so that's a really rough and ready figure).

Husband bought his fancy pleco for about 50 dollars. Men are such fish-snobs, LOL.
 

Sabi

Most i've paid for a fish is about $25 for an L260
 

sirdarksol

??? how could you pay over 20 dollars for a fish?
the most ive paid is three bucks for a mollie and sword

It's all a matter of choice. For example, if someone chooses to start a marine tank, they are going to be paying over $20 for most of their fish.
If someone chooses to raise show koi, they're going to be paying hundreds, or even thousands of dollars per fish.
 

Kevin

put if you just like to watch fish swim around in a tank at your home...the most I would pay would be around $50...and that would have to be a very healthy fish
 

COBettaCouple

Our feathered betta Teddy Bear went for $12 at the betta auction & is our most expensive fish so far.
 

armadillo

One of Sting's (the singer) coy cost him 1 million euros!

My parents are getting coys (I fear the worst for the poor fish, but that's another story). You can get the smaller ones for the price of discus (about 50 dollars).
It's all a matter of choice. For example, if someone chooses to start a marine tank, they are going to be paying over $20 for most of their fish.
If someone chooses to raise show koi, they're going to be paying hundreds, or even thousands of dollars per fish.
 

COBettaCouple

how much drugs was he on when he bought it!?
One of Sting's (the singer) coy cost him 1 million euros!

My parents are getting coys (I fear the worst for the poor fish, but that's another story). You can get the smaller ones for the price of discus (about 50 dollars).
 

armadillo

Is he a drug addict? I thought he was a tea totaller?
 

COBettaCouple

maybe his tea was brewed from the whacky weed?

Is he a drug addict? I thought he was a tea totaller?
 

Callum The Cat

Is he a drug addict? I thought he was a tea totaller?

its a shame most 's are addicts ...... i'm not that stupid when I get famous i'm not going to be that stupid

Rock On Callum!
 

capekate

Is he a drug addict? I thought he was a tea totaller?

Armadillo from what I hear you are correct. There are a lot of rockers out there who you would never believe that did not use drugs. For some its just a persona that that they wear on stage. Also a lot of old timers who used to use.. are no longer doing so.
Look at KISS, I love watching Gene Simmons show. He is about as stright laced as they come.. and I would have never believed it by watching them on stage.
~ kate
 

sirdarksol

My parents are getting coys (I fear the worst for the poor fish, but that's another story). You can get the smaller ones for the price of discus (about 50 dollars).

Please tell me that they have a pond, or at least plans to get a 100+ gallon tank.

Small koi for $50??? Are they buying show quality? With how readily koi breed, the "junk" koi go for $5 or less around here. They're very pretty fish, they just don't have the specific traits that breeders look for (stuff I don't even understand).
 

armadillo

Thank you so much for your reaction, Sirdarksol. I've been going crazy trying to convince them that what they were doing was cruel, and I am so mad that they won't listen. So am glad that am not going mad, and some people agree with me that 5 goldfish in a small tank is crazy.

I thought I'd gotten through to my dad but yesterday, we went to the chinese restaurant, and he cracked a joke about the fact that I probably thought the fish at the chinese restaurant needed a lake.

This after hours of painstakingly showing him references that condone what I am saying about them needing WAY more than a fish bowl.

Argh!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh am sure they're not buying show quality. They're just very new to the koy thing so am sure they wouldn't really recognise a show quality one if it bit them in the butt.
Please tell me that they have a pond, or at least plans to get a 100+ gallon tank.

Small koi for $50??? Are they buying show quality? With how readily koi breed, the "junk" koi go for $5 or less around here. They're very pretty fish, they just don't have the specific traits that breeders look for (stuff I don't even understand).

No, you WON'T be stupid, but you also WON'T forget who your friends are and you WILL open a giant fish store in Melbourne for them!

hint hint
its a shame most 's are addicts ...... i'm not that stupid when I get famous i'm not going to be that stupid

Rock On Callum!
 

COBettaCouple

If they're anything like our parents, yours have the attitude of "i'm older, so i'm smarter and know better" and they treat our opinions as worthless and trivial.

tell him that he should look for some websites for the Coy enthusiast to see how Coy owners take care of them properly. He's sure to find plenty of info reinforcing what you've told him, since it's cruel and foolish to store them in a small tank. he'll just end up with a broken tank, dead coy and an indoor flood.

Thank you so much for your reaction, Sirdarksol. I've been going crazy trying to convince them that what they were doing was cruel, and I am so mad that they won't listen. So am glad that am not going mad, and some people agree with me that 5 goldfish in a small tank is crazy.

I thought I'd gotten through to my dad but yesterday, we went to the chinese restaurant, and he cracked a joke about the fact that I probably thought the fish at the chinese restaurant needed a lake.

This after hours of painstakingly showing him references that condone what I am saying about them needing WAY more than a fish bowl.

Argh!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

armadillo

Ooooh, ooh, ooh misunderstanding. I was talking of his goldfish.

Yes, they're getting a pond for the kois.
 

COBettaCouple

ah, I see..

Ooooh, ooh, ooh misunderstanding. I was talking of his goldfish.

Yes, they're getting a pond for the kois.
 

Allie

Thank you so much for your reaction, Sirdarksol. I've been going crazy trying to convince them that what they were doing was cruel, and I am so mad that they won't listen. So am glad that am not going mad, and some people agree with me that 5 goldfish in a small tank is crazy.

I thought I'd gotten through to my dad but yesterday, we went to the chinese restaurant, and he cracked a joke about the fact that I probably thought the fish at the chinese restaurant needed a lake.

This after hours of painstakingly showing him references that condone what I am saying about them needing WAY more than a fish bowl.

Argh!!!!!!!!!!!!!
to your Dad
My parents can't seem to understand why we'd want so many fish tanks. Or want to pay the extra $30 it adds on to our power bill.
I have a litter box per cat...and they think that is silly. They haven't seen how much waste 4 cats can produce.
We aren't having kids so our cats & fish are our "kids".
 

Howeyg

ive seen full grown arowanas on for 3 grand so around 6000$ american :::
 

COBettaCouple

do your parents put diapers on cats or something?! yea, our parents (both sets) think we're stupid to love fish so much and think we should just get rid of them all. wisdom doesn't always come with age. :;bb
to your Dad
My parents can't seem to understand why we'd want so many fish tanks. Or want to pay the extra $30 it adds on to our power bill.
I have a litter box per cat...and they think that is silly. They haven't seen how much waste 4 cats can produce.
We aren't having kids so our cats & fish are our "kids".
 

sirdarksol

Thank you so much for your reaction, Sirdarksol. I've been going crazy trying to convince them that what they were doing was cruel, and I am so mad that they won't listen. So am glad that am not going mad, and some people agree with me that 5 goldfish in a small tank is crazy.

I thought I'd gotten through to my dad but yesterday, we went to the chinese restaurant, and he cracked a joke about the fact that I probably thought the fish at the chinese restaurant needed a lake.

This after hours of painstakingly showing him references that condone what I am saying about them needing WAY more than a fish bowl.

Argh!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If the fish at your Chinese restaurant are anything like the fish at my Chinese restaurant, they do need a lake. Seriously, the ones at the local place are something like 10 pounds apiece, and there are four of them in a 200 gallon tank.

BTW, I think the goldfish need at least a 100 gallon tank, if not the pond for the koi.

I also still think they can get very pretty koi for the equivalent of $5-10 (American, not sure how that translates to Euros)
 

COBettaCouple

the chinese place back in st.augustine had 2 fish that each needed at least a 55 gallon tank in 1 20 gallon tank.. beautiful fish but the sorriest Saltwater tank.. poor fish.

If the fish at your Chinese restaurant are anything like the fish at my Chinese restaurant, they do need a lake. Seriously, the ones at the local place are something like 10 pounds apiece, and there are four of them in a 200 gallon tank.

BTW, I think the goldfish need at least a 100 gallon tank, if not the pond for the koi.

I also still think they can get very pretty koi for the equivalent of $5-10 (American, not sure how that translates to Euros)
 

bhcaaron

Me either...believe me, my family disagrees.

Oh yeah we bought 2 baby arrowana at $60 each. One was murdered by a 2" baby oscar. I was not impressed.
I just realized I don't buy really expensive fish...my boyfriend does.
$30 is the most I have spent.
It's all a matter of choice. For example, if someone chooses to start a marine tank, they are going to be paying over $20 for most of their fish.
If someone chooses to raise show koi, they're going to be paying hundreds, or even thousands of dollars per fish.

Hey, I resemble that remark! lol, I hope to be starting a saltie in a few months and the fish I am looking at all start at round $20 up to around $40. Some I've looked at, but, won't be getting any time soon, are around three to four hundred dollars. I was suggested an eel at fourteen hundred dollars, luckily I don't like eels lol.

its a shame most 's are addicts ...... i'm not that stupid when I get famous i'm not going to be that stupid

Rock On Callum!

Yes, you're smart. Yes, you'll continue to be smart and grow up to be wise. And Yes, you'll be famous some day. Congrats on all fronts.

Also, I've been noticing the thread gear toward the ungrateful lack of understanding from the families toward such a simple idea. The idea of respecting our conscientious decisions.

In my case my family is already upset (to the point of almost not wanting to talk to me) and all I have done as of yet is subscribe to a free magazine! (Of course, although they now know I have acquired a big tank, they don't know how much it cost yet lol heheheheh >).

When I try to talk to them so excitedly about something I learned about fishies, they just try to ignore it and change the subject. Today they finally talked about watching a TV show on the reefs. However, it was only to tell me how cruel I will be to kill a fish from the ocean. I DON'T EVEN HAVE ONE YET AND ALREADY THEY ARE CALLING ME A MURDERER! UGH!

In the end, it is a hobby I need for my health's sake. At this point I couldn't care less what they feel about it.
 

Callum The Cat

I don't like eels lol.

Yes, you're smart. Yes, you'll continue to be smart and grow up to be wise. And Yes, you'll be famous some day. Congrats on all fronts.

wwhhaaaaa wahh how could u no like eels!!!!!

mmmmm my firend and I when were rocking out where not going do drugs not that stupid


No, you WON'T be stupid, but you also WON'T forget who your friends are and you WILL open a giant fish store in Melbourne for them!

hint hint

ohh yer and when i'm loaded I'll buy some cheap airfares lol
and fly everyone over and u can all stay in a my mansion!!! rofl


Armadillo from what I hear you are correct. There are a lot of rockers out there who you would never believe that did not use drugs. For some its just a persona that that they wear on stage. Also a lot of old timers who used to use.. are no longer doing so.
Look at KISS, I love watching Gene Simmons show. He is about as stright laced as they come.. and I would have never believed it by watching them on stage.
~ kate

I no that jimI hendrix was a drugo and wrote and performed many of his songs stoned

yer Kiss are clean and smart i'mnot much of a fan of there music but there smart by not following the wrong trail

Rock On Callum!
 

armadillo

Yes, I relate to that. Not everybody can abide to the idea that fish can suffer, and that they can have personalities. And that you can love them. So we're branded animal rights activitists every time we talk about our fish a little excitedly. And if we happen to spend a lot of money on it, then we're downright cuckoo!

Also, I've been noticing the thread gear toward the ungrateful lack of understanding from the families toward such a simple idea. The idea of respecting our conscientious decisions.

In my case my family is already upset (to the point of almost not wanting to talk to me) and all I have done as of yet is subscribe to a free magazine! (Of course, although they now know I have acquired a big tank, they don't know how much it cost yet lol heheheheh >).

When I try to talk to them so excitedly about something I learned about fishies, they just try to ignore it and change the subject. Today they finally talked about watching a TV show on the reefs. However, it was only to tell me how cruel I will be to kill a fish from the ocean. I DON'T EVEN HAVE ONE YET AND ALREADY THEY ARE CALLING ME A MURDERER! UGH!

In the end, it is a hobby I need for my health's sake. At this point I couldn't care less what they feel about it.
 

COBettaCouple

yea, we get that from our parents, they think we're completely stupid to love our fish and spend money on them -- and they have ZERO interest in hearing about the fish. Does anyone have a family that can open their minds a little and see how fish really are?

Yes, I relate to that. Not everybody can abide to the idea that fish can suffer, and that they can have personalities. And that you can love them. So we're branded animal rights activitists every time we talk about our fish a little excitedly. And if we happen to spend a lot of money on it, then we're downright cuckoo!
 

Amnagrla

The most I'VE ever paid for a fish was around $7, however, my friend Sarah bought me a bamboo shrimp that she paid $12 for. But still... lol not a lot of money.
 

Allie

do your parents put diapers on cats or something?! yea, our parents (both sets) think we're stupid to love fish so much and think we should just get rid of them all. wisdom doesn't always come with age. :;bb
They have had outdoor cats since I was 7...the cat they have now is 17 years old and he still goes outside. Indoor kitties have no where else to go.
My bf's mom is willing to help us when and if we get the fish store going. My parents call us dreamers. :;kmg
 

Dino

For the amount of money I have invested in the fishhouse, I could have a nice sports car, my house paid off, or five figures sitting in the bank.

But I like things as is.

100 + tanks
75 species of fish
25 species of plants
20+ strains of guppy
 

Chief_waterchanger

My parents help Dino and I in the fishhouse with waterchanges, and are already drooling about wanting angelfish, clown loaches, and bettas of their own. (They've been helping about 2 months and before that had only had fish in an aqauarium when mom was like 5... which was 40 yrs ago. ) So they are basically new to fishkeeping. Dino's human parents (Not his :;alien ones ) get into it when we have fish have babies. Without the financial and physical effort of his parents the fishhouse would not exist as it currently does. They've put hundreds of hours into the labor.
 

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