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Old 11-14-2011, 08:50 PM   #31
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Ahh. I should bury the carcass of fish that i have fileted under the plants rather than tossing them back in the water. Either way its used tho bc back in the water it becomes food
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:00 PM   #32
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Very true. I am really curious how much getting a flowerhorn stuffed would be. I will do some research.
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Well, I found a price list off of this site: Fish Taxidermy - Fish Mounts - Fish Replicas - Fish Taxidermist

"FISH TAXIDERMY - (Skin Mounts)
1. Freshwater Fish (Wall Mount) - $15.00 inch

$225.00 minimum.

2. Freshwater Fish - (Pedestal Mount) 2 Sides

$15.00 inch - Plus 50% extra.

3. Trout, Salmon, Some Saltwater Fish (Wall Mount) - $15.00 inch

$225.00 minimum.

4. Trout, Salmon, Some Saltwater Fish - (Pedestal Mount) 2 sides

$15.00 inch - Plus 50% extra."

So, it will be expensive. But, considering he is a $60 fish at three inches and will be worth much more if I had bought him at full grown. Comparatively speaking, I don't think this is that expensive.

I will e-mail them to see what they say. They will most likely think I'm crazy. But, I can always find someone local.
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:06 PM   #34
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Skin mounts would be extremely, extremely difficult with a fish that size. I would look into a company which will do a casting of it and make a synthetic replica, will be cheaper, and last a lifetime. Skin mounts, especially small ones or fish with oily skin, fall apart after some time.

I would also look into a habitat mount, so it looks a bit less like a trophy you yanked out of the lake

EDIT: Just looked at the website you linked and they charge more for fiberglass replicas...strange... this seems to be the trend in the industry, I suppose they are a more profitable venture nowadays than skin mounts. When I was working in the field fiberglass was a much cheaper way to go.
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I have been thinking about this. I have a 10 ur old plecto and a 8 yr old golden saun. My two oldest and dearest fish. I know they can't last forever. I am thinking of having them mounted when they pass. But I heard that just a wax mold of them.
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Skin mounts would be extremely, extremely difficult with a fish that size. I would look into a company which will do a casting of it and make a synthetic replica, will be cheaper, and last a lifetime. Skin mounts, especially small ones or fish with oily skin, fall apart after some time.

I would also look into a habitat mount, so it looks a bit less like a trophy you yanked out of the lake

EDIT: Just looked at the website you linked and they charge more for fiberglass replicas...strange... this seems to be the trend in the industry, I suppose they are a more profitable venture nowadays than skin mounts. When I was working in the field fiberglass was a much cheaper way to go.
I e-mailed the guy/company to see what he says and next week at Thanksgiving, I'll ask around my family. I have lots of hunters and fishers, somebody has to know someone!

And the habitat mount is a great idea. I will keep that in mind.

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I have been thinking about this. I have a 10 ur old plecto and a 8 yr old golden saun. My two oldest and dearest fish. I know they can't last forever. I am thinking of having them mounted when they pass. But I heard that just a wax mold of them.
Well, hopefully this thread will help you out!

You can have a mount that is their skull and skin, with stuffing inside and then they paint the scales to look how they did in real life. Or, you can have a replica made out of fiberglass or wood. There are probably some other options out there too, but this is what I have found so far.
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I e-mailed the guy/company to see what he says and next week at Thanksgiving, I'll ask around my family. I have lots of hunters and fishers, somebody has to know someone!

And the habitat mount is a great idea. I will keep that in mind.

Well, hopefully this thread will help you out!

You can have a mount that is their skull and skin, with stuffing inside and then they paint the scales to look how they did in real life. Or, you can have a replica made out of fiberglass or wood. There are probably some other options out there too, but this is what I have found so far.
It has. I just hope the type don't come in handy any time soon.
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It has. I just hope the type don't come in handy any time soon.
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Of course, same here. I actually feel kind of bad talking about this. Sebastian, my FH, is watching me right now. He might suspect something.
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Of course, same here. I actually feel kind of bad talking about this. Sebastian, my FH, is watching me right now. He might suspect something.
Lol. Well party boy. The golden saun follows me overtime I am near the tank. He trys to attack every oneelse. Which may be his end. He hits the glass crazy hard sometimes. And the enforcer, my plecto, well he is indestructible...
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