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Old 03-14-2014, 10:38 PM   #1
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how much are these fishes worth?

my local fish shop said i could give them my fish for credit, since these two (was told on this site that theyre not compatible with reefs/corals) have to go because i want to do reef.





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Old 03-14-2014, 10:42 PM   #2
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Why weren't they compatible? They second one seem to like the rock
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:42 PM   #3
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how much are these fishes worth?

The second one is fine in a reef. It may eat small inverts but is fine otherwise. The angel has to go though. How big is it?
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ill keep the 2nd one then. angel is about 5-6inches
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Look for $30-35 maybe? I'm pretty bad at pricing fish for store credit lol
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ok. sounds good to me. haha just wanted to know how much before i get offered a price for them so i know i wont get lowballed. the lfs seems trustworthy though.

is there a thread on here about which fish is best for reef? (cant find one)
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No checkout liveaquaria and go through their sw fish. Under the fish it will have it's stats and say whether it is reef safe or not.
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What part of the Bay Area are you located in? Most LFS will credit around 30% in store credit and some will only take them back with no credit. There's a mom and pop store I frequent regularly they'll credit me 50% so I give them most of my business when possible. As stated earlier You've made the right choice! Skip the pet store for even more from LiveAquaria.com is a good site. If they say "reef compatible with caution" generally it will eat invertebrates. Good luck!
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just don't expect what you paid for them you'll prob see about 25% of retail
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ok. sounds good to me. haha just wanted to know how much before i get offered a price for them so i know i wont get lowballed. the lfs seems trustworthy though.

is there a thread on here about which fish is best for reef? (cant find one)
To be fair, the local market dictates what a fish is worth. That Koran Angelfish, coming through a CA wholesaler, will be cheaper to the store than the same fish coming into a store in say, MD through an East Coast wholesaler. So you can't expect a universal answer for pricing. It just doesn't work that way. Availability, season, size, saleability all play a role in pricing.
The best you can do is ask around the different stores in your area as to what you can get for your fish from them whether it be in credit or cash. ( You will usually get more in store credit than in cash.) You'll know if you are being low balled if one store gives you a lot less than the others in the same area.

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