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Old 08-30-2012, 05:35 AM   #1
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Blue spotted Jawfish

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A quick question, why is the blue spotted Jawfish so so expensive in the UK??? And very hard to get hold of without sounding like I've answered my own question

What a fish!! I want one but don't think the wife will let me take out a small loan for a fish

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Old 08-30-2012, 07:07 AM   #2
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How much are they there? Got mine for 80 which was still a lot IMO.



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Old 08-30-2012, 12:53 PM   #3
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How much are they there? Got mine for 80 which was still a lot IMO.
Wow nice pics. Beautiful fish and full of character from the ones I have seen.

They are £130 or there abouts and V Rare I can't find one anywhere apart from the LFS that has one for 130.
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Wow nice pics. Beautiful fish and full of character from the ones I have seen.

They are £130 or there abouts and V Rare I can't find one anywhere apart from the LFS that has one for 130.
Wow that's a lot of money. Maybe try and strike a deal of the fish is sitting there too long? I know some LFS around me if things sit too long the price goes down so they move it to get more stock in. A shot in the dark but ya got nothing to lose.
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Wow that's a lot of money. Maybe try and strike a deal of the fish is sitting there too long? I know some LFS around me if things sit too long the price goes down so they move it to get more stock in. A shot in the dark but ya got nothing to lose.
Good thinking .

I'll try the weekend and prob give him an offer. I have 3 very boisterous Chromis will the blue spot hold his own?
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Good thinking .

I'll try the weekend and prob give him an offer. I have 3 very boisterous Chromis will the blue spot hold his own?
He will likely starve to death in a tank with chromis.
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He will likely starve to death in a tank with chromis.
Serious???
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They're pretty passive fish. Any aggression in the tank, and he won't come out to eat. He'll stay in his burrow until someone attacks him or he starves. Calm tank mates are best, and it's recommended that the jawfish be added first to the tank to establish territory.
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They're pretty passive fish. Any aggression in the tank, and he won't come out to eat. He'll stay in his burrow until someone attacks him or he starves. Calm tank mates are best, and it's recommended that the jawfish be added first to the tank to establish territory.
Agreed. I added mine last BUT I have been feeding more often or I feed more at feeding time to make sure Oscar gets his food. He darts out of his burrow and eats well. I have clown fish and cardinals with a orange spotted goby. Oscar seems to be doing well.
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I have read that they are semi aggressive and territorial so thought they could hold their own.

I need to get rid of these Chromis!!
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