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Old 06-06-2009, 02:15 AM   #1
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weedy sea dragon

Has anyone ever seen one of these for sale on a website or LFS? I know they get too big for my setup, and are only found in certain waters but I was just wondering if they are even something that is sold.

Just a neat fish and was curious.
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They are only sold to public aquariums. Their relative the leafy sea dragon is endangered and being protected in it's natural habitat.
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BEANS, you definitely have good taste !!! If I could choose my dream fish to have it would be this wonderful creature. Hope this site comes through...not good a "pasting". has some great shots and info.

Weedy Sea Dragon, Phyllopteryx taeniolatus
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As Pat mentioned they are both only available to educational and scientific venues requiring scientific permits due to their endangered status. To be rational, would you honestly be willing to afford a single species ranging anywhere from 6k-25k?
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Nope. I would not but I was just curious because my girlfriend saw them at an aquarium in Tennessee and I thought they were a very neat specimen so I wanted to ask. I guess technically I could afford one, I mean thats not anymore than I spent on my vehicle or motorcycle but I would never fork out that kind of money on a hobby fish =p. they are very neat though
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