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Old 05-05-2013, 07:10 PM   #31
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I actually bought my Synodontis Multipunctatus for 12.99 at a LFS, online it's priced at 44.99. I'm thinking I got a good deal on her.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...86&pcatid=1886
You're not wrong! Thats cheaper than the 2" congo tetras i got the other day! It's often cheaper to buy online here, I just haven't been able to bring myself to do it yet. Your multipunctatus at our online fish store:
http://www.livefish.com.au/tropicals...cat-w-8cm.html
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:13 PM   #32
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Wow wow wow.... I am sure that's in pesos not US dollars lol.
They are nuts and for the discus they sell them by LFS for $35.
That's Aussie dollars lol! So around the same or a little dearer in your money . I mean :-(
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I agree our prices are stupid. This particular specimen was no larger then 4cm and had some torn fins. People would have to be retarded to pay that sort of money.
I mostly get my fish from private breeders for this reason.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:54 PM   #34
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The Hypancytrus is the family which contains the Zebra Pleco, this price is not uncommon for that type of Pleco. When it comes to Zebras, breeders usually charge around $100 per inch.
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I got a beautiful 6cm 333 for $45 from my source.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:59 PM   #36
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I actually bought my Synodontis Multipunctatus for 12.99 at a LFS, online it's priced at 44.99. I'm thinking I got a good deal on her.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...86&pcatid=1886
Pet stores in my experience are hit and miss. Sometimes ya pick up some really nice stuff that they don't even realize they have, hence your Synodontis Multipunctatus. I've seen some real lousy stock at LFS's and then every now and again you'll see something that ya quietly pick up lol, like my profile picture. Found that one in the mixed cichlid tank about a year ago, I got pretty lucky.

It's all a crap shoot IMO. Online you pay the price for sure BUT... Some sites you can pick size and sex which is a HUGE plus.
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I agree our prices are stupid. This particular specimen was no larger then 4cm and had some torn fins. People would have to be retarded to pay that sort of money.
I mostly get my fish from private breeders for this reason.
Private breeders are also a good route to go. I once saw a albino bushy nose pleco which they called a "show pleco" for.... Are you ready..... It was about 4-5" and the price on the tank was $299.99 I actually asked if that was a typo. I was told nope! That's a "show fish"

Ok... Sure.... IMO all my African cichlids are "show fish" as I like to show them off
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Private breeders are also a good route to go. I once saw a albino bushy nose pleco which they called a "show pleco" for.... Are you ready..... It was about 4-5" and the price on the tank was $299.99 I actually asked if that was a typo. I was told nope! That's a "show fish"

Ok... Sure.... IMO all my African cichlids are "show fish" as I like to show them off
Did that bnp win the Kentucky Derby? If so then it's a cheap stud fee.
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Did that bnp win the Kentucky Derby? If so then it's a cheap stud fee.
Love this response haha!
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Pet stores in my experience are hit and miss. Sometimes ya pick up some really nice stuff that they don't even realize they have, hence your Synodontis Multipunctatus.
Haha You'll never guess where I got mine at....... Are YOU ready for this?.........
Petco lol
I'm on great terms with the lady in the fish department and she orders special catfish just for me
Every time I walk in there she grabs my arm and goes "you'll never guess what I just ordered in!" And literally drags me over to the tanks to show me lol
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