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gark666
09/11/2011, 01:01 AM
what is the deal with this fish "Australian Flathead Perch" ? really all that money for a fish. I Google the name but could not fine any data on this fish, this is just crazy!:eek:

The Lance
09/11/2011, 01:09 AM
I Google the name but could not fine any data on this fish:
exactly why the price is what it is. Look towards a couple of the blog sites and they have had more info in these in the past couple of months.

OodleyBoodely
09/11/2011, 01:53 AM
Reef builders had a nice artical about them. They are deep water and pretty rare.

MidMichiganReef
09/11/2011, 09:42 AM
Wow, that's a lot of money for that little guy. But hey, if someone's willing to pay it then its the right price.

PiXieCath
09/11/2011, 07:26 PM
what is the deal with this fish "Australian Flathead Perch" ? really all that money for a fish. I Google the name but could not fine any data on this fish, this is just crazy!:eek:

Like many other hobby, our one have is rarities and ''holy grail'' specimens...and there is always people welling to pay for this kind of specimen. If they can afford it, why not?:spin1:

humaguy
09/12/2011, 06:18 AM
They live in the inner matrix of corals and rock...hard to collect...but there have been a few around recently...

MrTuskfish
09/12/2011, 09:49 AM
Rareness, just like anything else, commands a premium price. A scarf Elvis wiped his sweat with will sell for $5000. (I wonder what "THE toilet seat would fetch at auction)?

Google the scientific name instead of the common name; you'll always find what you want. DD & LA always provide both.

donpachino1983
09/12/2011, 10:26 AM
For thank price that thing better come with insurance :lol2:

MrTuskfish
09/12/2011, 10:35 AM
For thank price that thing better come with insurance :lol2:

Every fish from DD/LA comes with two weeks worth.

Curious George
09/12/2011, 10:22 PM
I got somfing you don't got......but I bet it dries out on the carpet just like a Royal Gramma would--that would be the start of a BAD day me thinks.

bamf25
09/13/2011, 07:06 AM
I would cry for many reasons and on multiple levels if this fish died. Does any have any clue on the lifespans on these things.

MTH
09/17/2011, 12:32 PM
B-Box out of Japan was offering theirs at $8500 so this one through Live Aquaria seems like a bargain. I understand people that enjoy the rarer items out there. If you look outside of the aquarium industry you'd be surprised how much money some animals sell for. Look at the reptiles industry. Only a few years ago some Python morphs were fetching 6 figure price tags.