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Old 04-30-2013, 11:23 AM   #11
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I can get guppies for around $2 here, depends on store. All of my fish have cost less than $10 per fish. I think the cichlids I currently have were around $3 or $4 per fish. The most expensive fish I have ever gotten was my pleco and he was no more than $7 I think.
Guppies are about $2 here, so are platies and most mollies. Cichlids range from $4 and up, most common prices are $5.99 or $6.99.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:26 AM   #12
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hey Cactuspixie, if freshwater fish at your particular location is so expensive, wouldn't it be wise to start a saltwater tank? wouldn't been in Australia be advantageous for getting some cheap saltwater species since you bypass a lot of middlemen and avoid costly shipping fees?
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:49 PM   #13
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hey Cactuspixie, if freshwater fish at your particular location is so expensive, wouldn't it be wise to start a saltwater tank? wouldn't been in Australia be advantageous for getting some cheap saltwater species since you bypass a lot of middlemen and avoid costly shipping fees?
You'd think so, but no :-(
The cost of hardware and associated paraphernalia here is as ridiculous as the cost of fish. I will ger some prices of marine fish for you though!
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:15 AM   #14
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Today, at an LFS where I spend a lot of money, there was a tank of beautiful discus ranging from 4"-5" priced from $190.00 upwards. I'm not sure exactly what an albino pigeon discus is, but that one costs $330! There was another tank of very plain looking discus about 3" that we're only $90 each.
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That's expensive mate. Where in QLD are you? I seriously wouldn't be paying these prices and I refuse to!
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:25 AM   #16
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That's expensive mate. Where in QLD are you? I seriously wouldn't be paying these prices and I refuse to!
No, that's why I would never contemplate a discus tank! I'm on the Gold Coast which may account for prices. I'd like to drive up to Brisbane and see what the prices are like there. I'll be setting up a brackish tank soon, and no nowhere really caters for them here anyway.
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True about the prices on the GC. People will pay it though I guess.

Maybe have a look at Livefish.com.au - Australia's aquarium fish home delivery experts! Haven't used them personally but I hear some good things about them and they seem pretty reasonable for pricing and shipping.
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Prices vary from store to store. Online is a good place to find the more rare fish that may not be in the LFS.
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I'm getting a bristlenose catfish for $2.50
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I'm getting a bristlenose catfish for $2.50

Is that typical of WA or have you just really scored?
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