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Old 10-07-2011, 04:36 PM   #1
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$7,000.00 Clown

Took me a while to get back to this LFS but I stopped in today and got a picture of the $7,000.00 clown. That's right, I didn't stutter. I said $7,000.00

The back story as it was explained to me was that some guy found enough loop holes to allow him to get a permit to collect at a World Heritage Site. He collect a couple of these super rare Tomato Clowns and the started breeding them. How much of that is true????? I have no idea. Makes for a good story anyway. I know one thing for sure, I wouldn't pay $7K for any fish let along this one. The pictures didn't come out as good as I wanted but here are two of the bigger one. There is another in this Pico tank but he isn't in the picture.
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:49 PM   #2
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I'd pay maybe ten bucks for it, plus tax.
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:49 PM   #3
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Are they just black tomato's with a distorted white bar?
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:54 PM   #4
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I give up. LOL This one is maybe 4" long and about 2.5" tall. The other one is about the size of any normal clown you find at an LFS. They are a gourgeous color but other than that I don't see the big deal. I could see $100 maybe but.........
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Hmmm. So, is black an unherd of color in Tomato Clowns?
Forgive my ignorance. I've never done sw.
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:45 PM   #6
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7,000 for a fish...yes it's a pretty fish, but that's beyond ridiculous.
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Wow, I would never spend $7,000 on a fish! Very cool though!
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Some collector out there will be dumb enough to pay that price. To me it ranks right up there with my LFS charging $500 each for those snowflake clowns. They can keep them..I'll look at them but I would never pay that much, wouldn't even think of it, for something that is as fragile as a fish.

As for the guy that collected them, I have to wonder if he did it for the fish to help preserve or if he just did it for the cash. If he had to work as hard to find those loopholes as he did, I say he doesn't give a flip what actually happens to those fish..as long as he gets his cash.
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Some collector out there will be dumb enough to pay that price. To me it ranks right up there with my LFS charging $500 each for those snowflake clowns. They can keep them..I'll look at them but I would never pay that much, wouldn't even think of it, for something that is as fragile as a fish.

As for the guy that collected them, I have to wonder if he did it for the fish to help preserve or if he just did it for the cash. If he had to work as hard to find those loopholes as he did, I say he doesn't give a flip what actually happens to those fish..as long as he gets his cash.
Actually, they are not for sale. That is what the lfs paid for them. $7K each!!!!! He just bought them to show off in his new store that just opened. To him, they are worth it because he can use them as a tool to sell all the other stuff in the store.

As for the guy wo collected the orginials, I would have to agree. He didn't do it out of any concern for the fish. He did it for cold hard cash. I could be wrong but I bet I am not.
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The keyword in the paragraph, to me, is tool, lol.

But to each his own, I would've spent it on billboard advertising or some epic planted display tanks myself.
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