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post #61 of 67 (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 09:22 AM
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some inverts are crazzy pricey like the king kong shrimp 150$ a pop ! not fish but figured id throw my card in thhe hat also :p
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post #62 of 67 (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 10:53 PM
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some inverts are crazzy pricey like the king kong shrimp 150$ a pop ! not fish but figured id throw my card in thhe hat also :p
you mean BKK? those have come down to about $30. depending on grade. PRL can be very expensive too. like $600-1000 a shrimp
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post #63 of 67 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 05:45 AM Thread Starter
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This was my first planted tank. I have had over 10 plus tanks in the last 7 or so years. I was really into bettas for a while and had 5 plus tanks going at the same time with the almond leafs and weekly water changes. So i feel im pretty good on how to keep tanks thriving. Just started a planted tank since november. Luckily for me i had a friend give me advice on how to keep a planted tank including algae, co2, weekly water changes 25-50%, ph gh kh, what fish to keep in a tank, shrimps, soft/hardwater plants. So i think im okay on how to keep fish in a tank. But thank you for your concern. Like i said before im just interested in seeing different types of fish and want to expand my knowledge on types of fish.
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post #64 of 67 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 05:47 AM Thread Starter
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Scotty B those shrimps are amazing. My friend actually got me into fw shrimps. I honestly got into planted tanks for that reason.
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post #65 of 67 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 06:18 AM
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The Platinum Arowana is an extremely rare species of Arowana fish with virtually no coloration on its body. This breed of fish is so valuable that an offer for $80,000 was reportedly turned down by the owner!!!
I would of took the money. Wonder where he got one from.
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post #66 of 67 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 02:32 PM
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Blue eyed pleco. My buddy has a buyer for his 16" for $900-
I've seen a lot of the juvie ones around 4" go for $500-



I bet the older members on here can remember when the blue-eyed panaque was a $15 fish, maybe 20 years ago? My guess is they have been fished out of their native habitat to the point where they are only found very rarely, if at all.

If you want a fish that is extinct in it's natural habitat and only exists in the hobby pick up some white cloud mountain fish. They have been eliminated from their native mountain streams and are only found in tropical fish breeding ponds.
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post #67 of 67 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 03:04 PM
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^ that's untrue. The blue eyed panque is hard to source because the river system it comes from has been under control of guerilla militants since the 90s.
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