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Old 07-01-2012, 06:43 PM   #1
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Fish you want, but just can't have!

So I've come across this a lot, where I've seen fish that I've adored, but either couldn't find, or were too big, or dangerous!

When you post, post the fish you want, why you like it, but why you cant have it. I'd like to see what's caught everyone's fancy! A picture would be great, too!


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Here's my main one right now: Neosilurus ater (Australian eel-tailed catfish)
::: Why? I'd love it because it's so unique. I already have eclipse catfish and an african brown knife, and the eel-tail looks almost exactly like a cross between the two, so having it in a tank would leave a nice bridge species!
::: Why can't I have it? I figure it'd be near impossible to find, but I'll always keep an eye out!

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Old 07-01-2012, 08:21 PM   #2
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I want a zebra pleco, too expensive though


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Old 07-01-2012, 09:22 PM   #3
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Motoro stingray: Illegal.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:25 PM   #4
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Red bellied piranhas! My dad had them when I was little and I've always thought they were Rad. I understand why they're illegal for purchase in my state though.
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Weedy sea dragon..



I love them because of the way they pair up, their mating dance, it's the only 18" seahorse I've seen, and they are gorgeous!

I can't have them because they are illegal to transport out of Australia unless they are tank raised and most people find this impossible to do.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:45 PM   #6
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Weedy sea dragon..



I love them because of the way they pair up, their mating dance, it's the only 18" seahorse I've seen, and they are gorgeous!

I can't have them because they are illegal to transport out of Australia unless they are tank raised and most people find this impossible to do.
Australian fish are so cool. That seahorse is gorgeous, too. :\ Maybe someone will find a way to breed them in captivity and share them with the world, it's been happening a lot with strange species. All the fish commonly sold today had to start somewhere, right?
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:56 PM   #7
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Australian fish are so cool. That seahorse is gorgeous, too. :\ Maybe someone will find a way to breed them in captivity and share them with the world, it's been happening a lot with strange species. All the fish commonly sold today had to start somewhere, right?
It's happened already. But the last one sold for about 3k. That's a lot of money to risk for a seahorse that's been known to not be very hardy in the home aquarium. Not to mention it would need about a 6-800 gallon tank with low flow. Lol.
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Weedy sea dragon..

I love them because of the way they pair up, their mating dance, it's the only 18" seahorse I've seen, and they are gorgeous!

I can't have them because they are illegal to transport out of Australia unless they are tank raised and most people find this impossible to do.
Amazing... My brother has a great pic of one we saw in the UCSD (university or san diego) collage. It was awesome and tgere were like 10 or them in a hugeeee aquarium. At least 600 g....
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wow 3k for the seahorse?? woowoo.
ive seen them once at mall of america aquarium. they were breath taking!
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I only see them on my bluray from BBC life
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