Does the LFS location affect the Price of Fish?
I was just sitting here wondering about something. I know that the population of the fish (meaning the easier it is to find and collect) directly affects the price we pay at the store. But does the distance between collection and resale affect the price as well. Like a yellow tang, here in Maryland USA, they go for about $25.00 give or take $5.00. Being that they are schooling fish easy to capture and transport from Hawaii (US waters), does this make them more expensive to a hobbyist in say Germany. I guess what I am asking is, are fish cheapier in other parts of the world if they are indigenous to the country where they are sold.
I am just going to put some prices of fish in my area of the country (USA) Can anyone tell me what they are going for in other countries?
Emperor Angel (3-4inches) $100.00
Yellow Tang (3-5inches) $25.00
Powder Blue Tang (3-5inches) $65.00
Blue Hippo Tang (3-5inches) $75.00
Auriga Butterfly (3-5inches) $35.00
Damsels (Blue, three stripe, Domino) $5.00
Queen Angel (3-5inches) $75.00
Sharpnose Puffer (2-4inches) $30.00
Humu Humu Trigger (2-4inches) $35.00
Clown Trigger (2-4inches) $85.00
Firefish (2-3 inches) $20.00
Royal Gramma (2-4inches) $25.00
Thanks in Advance for any comments. I was just curious...
75 Gal FOWLR
Wet Dry w/Amiracle Skimmer
[Bio Balls/1lbs. slow drip Carbon]
9 Watt UV
100lbs. Live Rock (Fiji,Tonga Br)
125lbs. Aragonite Base
Maculosus Angel~Yellow Tang~Flame Hawk~Canary Blenny~Pajama Cardinal~Bl Yel Tl Damsel~Brittle Star
10 Gallon Sea Clear Acrylic est. 7-05
w/carbon+ 1 rio 400 PH
65 watt 12K PC
+ 6lbs. Fiji LR
/2lbs. Base R
5 Bl Leg Hermits/ 5 Astrea Snails
1 Serpeant Star/ 1 Whte Burr Star
Growth of Halimeda