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02-20-2013 02:04 PM
Jeffww ^ 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.
02-20-2013 01:32 PM
Originally Posted by CrypticLifeStyle View Post
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.
02-20-2013 05:18 AM
Originally Posted by xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx View Post
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 $80,000 was reportedly turned down by the owner!!!
I would of took the money. Wonder where he got one from.
02-20-2013 04:47 AM
Hbomb Scotty B those shrimps are amazing. My friend actually got me into fw shrimps. I honestly got into planted tanks for that reason.
02-20-2013 04:45 AM
Hbomb This was my first planted tank. I have had over 10 plus tanks in the last 7 or so years. I was really into bettas for a while and had 5 plus tanks going at the same time with the almond leafs and weekly water changes. So i feel im pretty good on how to keep tanks thriving. Just started a planted tank since november. Luckily for me i had a friend give me advice on how to keep a planted tank including algae, co2, weekly water changes 25-50%, ph gh kh, what fish to keep in a tank, shrimps, soft/hardwater plants. So i think im okay on how to keep fish in a tank. But thank you for your concern. Like i said before im just interested in seeing different types of fish and want to expand my knowledge on types of fish.
02-07-2013 09:53 PM
Originally Posted by scotty b View Post
some inverts are crazzy pricey like the king kong shrimp 150$ 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 $600-1000 a shrimp
02-07-2013 08:22 AM
scotty b some inverts are crazzy pricey like the king kong shrimp 150$ a pop ! not fish but figured id throw my card in thhe hat also :p
02-07-2013 06:24 AM
Originally Posted by Hbomb View Post
I really just want to know whats out there for choices. Not really trying to focus on just a 20 gallon tank. but its what I have currently. I really just wanted to know what kind of fish out there that people would be willing to spend some bucks on. For any tank size.
Flowerhorns, arrowana, koi, and goldfish are the top 4 most expensive FW fish I know of. Monster fish can sell for a good penny as well. However if you're in it for the money these fish are very costly to breed. The catfish I collect that are "expensive" are impossible to breed/exceedingly difficult. I personally only spend a lot on a fish if I think its behavior or physiology or native habitat is interesting to me. Pick what you want based on YOUR OWN preferences, not how much it costs. The price of fish is normally based on rarity more than anything else.
02-07-2013 04:29 AM
wicca27 also depends on how lazy you want to be with water changes
02-07-2013 01:43 AM
Originally Posted by kwheeler91 View Post
To OP, did you mention this was your first tank? If so, my advice is to buy cheap fish until you figure out how to keep them alive. Although fishkeeping isnt hard persay, it can come with a learning curve. Ots one thing to lose a $1 fish, quite another if he was $100.

Agreed. I've been keeping fish for around 10 years and only recently have I gotten the experience and courage to shell out for more expensive and rarer catfish.
02-06-2013 10:56 PM
kwheeler91 To OP, did you mention this was your first tank? If so, my advice is to buy cheap fish until you figure out how to keep them alive. Although fishkeeping isnt hard persay, it can come with a learning curve. Ots one thing to lose a $1 fish, quite another if he was $100.
02-06-2013 03:44 AM
wicca27 the problem you will run into with alot of fish is hawaii has very strict import laws and they dont alow much to come in fish or shrimp wise. so about the only way you will get alot of these fish is to spend alot in permits and pray they make it though customs fast enough they dont die. however there are some awsome angels and guppys from a breeder in hawaii. he used to sale on aquabid but have not looked for his auctions lately. i myself dont go for really expensive but try to get fish not alot of people keep. i love my blue fin killie fish ( a us native) my hillstream loaches, and i love my ken kennedy phillipine blue x platinum pearl scale angels that have started laying eggs. the parents to my angels came from ken kennedy himself so i have some awsome linage on my fish and they are so pretty.
02-06-2013 03:32 AM
Originally Posted by ErikO View Post

From my discussions with the Hawaii Dept. of Ag., they don't recognize/allow the L numbers to be imported.

I did send a email to the shop that was advertising the L046 and asked if the law had changed regarding them being imported. He replied that the L046 were OK. I don't for sure if he is correct.

List of approved animals, Page 51, top of page:
Hypancistrus zebra

Phew! I was worried for a sec, such an awesome fish, glad we can get them.
02-06-2013 03:29 AM
Originally Posted by Rush3737 View Post
Expensive... but that Pleco is freaking awesome!
02-06-2013 03:10 AM
Rush3737 Expensive... but that Pleco is freaking awesome!
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