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Old 12-05-2010, 03:35 AM   #1
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Very expensive Pleco?!


I went today to my LFS and they have a zebra Pleco, a very cute little guy he was maybe 2" but his price tag was $1000.00!!!! I know there is some expensive fish out there but seriously?!
Is this a normal price tag for this guys?


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Old 12-05-2010, 03:50 AM   #2
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Hahahaha I love how just below is "Red Eye Tetra 1.99"
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I can get F1's locally for $120 - $250 each depending on size
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The same one would go about 200 dollars US here in Taiwan so I would say that price is quite high> However, since I can buy ten cardinal tetra for 3 dollars US and you spend about 3 to 5 dollars a piece for them, i can't be sure.
When it comes to Plecos, L046 is one of the most expensive.
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Old 12-05-2010, 04:00 AM   #5
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I think they added an extra 9 by mistake; $99.99?
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L046 is one of the more expensive plecos. However, 1000$ is just ridiculous. 250$ is the norm for 1.5 - 2" fish and I had a local source who bred them. So that being said, they are expensive, but usually not within that price range.
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Old 12-05-2010, 04:14 AM   #7
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The same one would go about 200 dollars US here in Taiwan so I would say that price is quite high> However, since I can buy ten cardinal tetra for 3 dollars US and you spend about 3 to 5 dollars a piece for them, i can't be sure.
When it comes to Plecos, L046 is one of the most expensive.
Wow and I thought the $1 cardinal tetras from the LFS here was cheap!
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The same one would go about 200 dollars US here in Taiwan so I would say that price is quite high> However, since I can buy ten cardinal tetra for 3 dollars US and you spend about 3 to 5 dollars a piece for them, i can't be sure.
When it comes to Plecos, L046 is one of the most expensive.
I can believe he is one of the more expensive plecos I never seen one like this before and he is just very pretty fish but $1000 that is a little over the top IMO
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I think they added an extra 9 by mistake; $99.99?
I hope so mistergreen but I really doubt it, this store is pretty accurate with their prices...
If he is $99.99 I just might get him...
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Lol we have a 1500 dollar blue eye pleco at my job. So weird to see things that expensive...
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L046 is one of the more expensive plecos. However, 1000$ is just ridiculous. 250$ is the norm for 1.5 - 2" fish and I had a local source who bred them. So that being said, they are expensive, but usually not within that price range.
That's what I thought, $1000 just too ridiculous of the price for 1.5" fish no matter how rare it is...
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Lol we have a 1500 dollar blue eye pleco at my job. So weird to see things that expensive...
WOW 1500??? You got to take a picture of that pleco, and his eyes better be blue LOL
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WOW 1500??? You got to take a picture of that pleco, and his eyes better be blue LOL
yeah the blue eyes are prolly the most expensive pleco on the market. they used to be like $15-30 each but now the specie is in endanger of disapearing and pretty rare nowadays. but back to the zebra, normally the price range from $100-250 and in my opinion the prettiest pleco out there.
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The past couple days, I've seen a 30 OEBT lot for $1500 on aquabid. With a 1" adult size, that's only $50 per inch! $1k for 1.5 inches of pleco is $666 per inch. Clearly, 30 OEBT for $1500 is one heck of a deal (compared to the pleco), so I'd go for them.
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Lol we have a 1500 dollar blue eye pleco at my job. So weird to see things that expensive...
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