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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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about the same... i bought 19 fish a few months ago, and it ran me around $90-100.
 

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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 :eek:
 

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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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if i kept track,id cry. 6 tanks and i still want more. fish are my crack :lol:
 

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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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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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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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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:

Kim
 

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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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liquidkiwi said:
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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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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: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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I spent hundreds on peacocks and haps in the last year not to score some nice syno's for about 10 bucks each :)
just today i traded all my haps for a credit of $110 :( ........but picked up 4 Elongatus Mpanga for $60 and i got a 35g grow out tank with the other $50.
Not to mention the $75 yestrday on 15 Ps. Saulosi which was a private sale and im absolutely wrapped with.
Don't tell the missus how much i spent but ok :D
Gotta spend your money on something :fish:
 

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billr said:
if i kept track,id cry. 6 tanks and i still want more. fish are my crack :lol:
I'm the same way. I know I don't even have a lot of fish compared to many of the multi-tank fishroom people around.

A buddy of mine has many Tang's and usually gets groups (8-12) of wild Tropheus and Cyp's. A couple hundred bucks would be a cheap order for him.... :lol:
 

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i find you get what u pay for.. my early purchases at pet stores were deff. a waste of $$$.. Just like my dogs when you can see their healthy parents it is good piece of mind that the commitment your making in money value will be backed by health and quality value.. not to mention peace of mind on the pedigree..
 

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why_spyder said:
billr said:
if i kept track,id cry. 6 tanks and i still want more. fish are my crack :lol:
I'm the same way.
me2 thats why i have purposly not added it up for this thread... i mean i had 2(almost) complete tank deaths happen and at 10ish$ per at like 30 fish... +++ the cost to restock

+++ i have 9 tanks set-up...........

makes you wonder whats worse crack or hobbys...
 
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