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How much $$$ do you have into livestock?

Postby Shades9323 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:18 pm

I got a bunch of new fish today. $100 dollars worth. It got me to thinking. My little tiny fish cost more than my 2 big dogs! :lol:

So, how much $$$ do you have tied up in just fish.
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Postby venustus19 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:32 pm

about the same... i bought 19 fish a few months ago, and it ran me around $90-100.
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Postby CDMOK » Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:18 pm

Pssshhhhh. I bought a peacock pair for about $140, and will never be able to get that back for them (I'm selling them). I have calculated prices from various online dealers for the fish I want, and it varies between $150-$200, depending on which site I'm looking at. And that DOESN'T include shipping :o
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Postby Cook.MN » Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:19 pm

More then I want to admit for being new to the hobby...
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Postby hollyfish2000 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:25 pm

My four synodontis multipunctatus set me back $200 alone! I recently lost a few fish to bloat. That total was more than $100. Oh well. I also have a horse. Fish expenses ain't nothing compared to horse expenses!! :)
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Postby Desi<3 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:07 pm

Do you want the truth?

well then..........................................

About $400 in one tank alone
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Postby billr » Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:30 am

if i kept track,id cry. 6 tanks and i still want more. fish are my crack :lol:
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Postby DJRansome » Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:18 am

Around $900. The catfish definitely were the most pricey cost per fish, they represent $300 of that. Each of my Synodontis catfish cost three times more than a mbuna.

Of course, there have been fry and extra fish that have been returned to the LFS for store credit too. Some of the $900 was "fish credit" and not cash.
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Postby liquidkiwi » Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:26 am

Started a tank only 5 weeks ago, have 8 fish at the moment and fortunately no casualties. It's already cost be quite a bit, but nowhere near how much a dog or cat would cost, and that's even considering the tank and all the other accessories.

Sometimes I tell clients that they need to set aside $10,000 for the lifetime of their dog/ cat and I always get wide-eyed stares. It's true though. One hit-by-car incident and surgery following that and the bill is already amazingly high.

Pets are expensive in general, I guess.
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Postby 12pointer » Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:56 am

I've been in the hobby for over 30 years so I would hate to see what the actual amount would be. For the past 5yrs I've been really into the breeding part and I was running 30+ tanks until October when I got laidoff from work. I sold 95% of my stock so I made some money back on them.

Now I'm back to work and I'm back up tp 11 tanks and still growing. (Dam hobbys Addicting) So for just the past 5yrs I would have to say somewhere around $5,000-$6,000 and I think thats on the low end.
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Postby cichlidaholic » Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:43 am

I don't even want to know...

We may all be standing on the side of the road with a sign that says "Will trade fish for fuel" soon! :lol:

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Postby copasetic » Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:50 am

my last purchase was 3 WC afra's for 80$ total and that is a great deal splitting on a order with another breeder.. and if you paid less then 100$ for 2 dogs you would hate to know how much my champion yellow labrador sells for.
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Postby Shades9323 » Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:04 am

liquidkiwi wrote:Started a tank only 5 weeks ago, have 8 fish at the moment and fortunately no casualties. It's already cost be quite a bit, but nowhere near how much a dog or cat would cost, and that's even considering the tank and all the other accessories.

Sometimes I tell clients that they need to set aside $10,000 for the lifetime of their dog/ cat and I always get wide-eyed stares. It's true though. One hit-by-car incident and surgery following that and the bill is already amazingly high.

Pets are expensive in general, I guess.


I was talking about the purchase price of the animals, not the upkeep costs.
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Postby Shades9323 » Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:06 am

copasetic wrote:my last purchase was 3 WC afra's for 80$ total and that is a great deal splitting on a order with another breeder.. and if you paid less then 100$ for 2 dogs you would hate to know how much my champion yellow labrador sells for.


I wouldn't hate to know. What you spend to purchase your dogs is up to you. I am more of a pound rescue kind of person. I did get a 2 year old full bred chocolate lab(with papers) from the pound for $30.
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Postby Dewdrop » Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:27 am

:lol: Kim...ain't it the truth
I've gotten off easy so far. I paid $12.00 each for my 2 Leporinus and they were the most expensive fish I have. Not sure how much the plecos were but don't think much and all my cichlids have been $6-7.00 a piece. I'm new to fish keeping (started last summer) and have only bought what is available to me locally, which isn't much or the best quality (mainly from mixed african tanks). I'm really loving the hobby though and wanting to get into it deeper. I'm kinda considering the fish I have now practice fish lol. I do love them though and won't get rid of them, except for some mean ones I'll have to weed out, but I've done really well at practicing (if I do say so myself lol) and would like to advance :wink: . That's either going to mean some road trips looking for better quality or ordering by mail. Either way with the price of gas or shipping costs it's going to get more expencive. Not to mention the higher price of better quality fish. I can't really say how much I'd be willing to pay for a fish until I have the tank/tanks ready and know what I want in them, and how much is in my pocket :wink: .
Sorry so long :popcorn: I have a hard time keeping a yes or no answer short sometimes.
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