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Old 03/31/2010, 10:41 PM   #1
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Weedy Seadragon for sale!!!!

Saw this posted somewhere else!

http://www.riverwonders.com/p-97-wee...cimen-5-6.aspx

Normally a fish this expensive i would think is crazy, but i actually think the price is fair...

now, who wants to breed some of these...


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Old 03/31/2010, 10:58 PM   #2
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lol thats prob. more than my entire setup cost me.


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Old 03/31/2010, 11:04 PM   #3
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i saw this sea dragon on "LIFE" on the discovey channal beautifulll


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Old 03/31/2010, 11:07 PM   #4
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My daughter used to care for them when she worked as an aquarist at the Birch Aquarium (Scrips) in San Diego. They are amazing to watch.


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Old 03/31/2010, 11:16 PM   #5
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I think I'd rather buy a ticket to Figi and collect a few Leafy Dragons, then have them shipped to a LFS until I got back from my vacation, then pocket the change.


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Old 03/31/2010, 11:29 PM   #6
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I think I'd rather buy a ticket to Figi and collect a few Leafy Dragons, then have them shipped to a LFS until I got back from my vacation, then pocket the change.
Southern Australia you mean which is actually cooler waters and is sub tropical.


I know your being sarcastic but the fines that you would receive for even collecting these would be well over $2500


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Old 03/31/2010, 11:31 PM   #7
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wow such a stunning fish


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Old 03/31/2010, 11:54 PM   #8
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Old 04/01/2010, 01:09 AM   #9
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The cost of caring this fish would quickly exceed the asking price... beautiful animal none the less!


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Old 04/02/2010, 12:10 AM   #10
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very beautiful but extremely difficult to keep for any prolonged period of time . very very delicate .


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Old 04/02/2010, 12:37 AM   #11
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holy momma!


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Old 04/02/2010, 12:55 AM   #12
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I wouldn't think that the care costs would rise above the value of this ?fish/invert?

My neighbor has a fish hatchery in his spare bedroom growing orchid dottybacks. He does not hardly put any money into the foods that he feeds the fish. It does take up a ton of his time however. He catches his Zoo-plankton in a little boat in the canal behind his house, grows Phyto, Rotifers, baby brine shrimp, and Copepods himself.

My only concern with this animal is that they will eat adult shrimp, but the shell of the shrimp will get caught in their digestive system causing nutritional problems down the road, along with problems with their nervous system. If this site is going to sell a 2700 dollar animal, they need to be a little more specific about the care associated with it. Maybe I am wrong though, who knows.


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Old 04/02/2010, 12:58 AM   #13
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I answered my question. It is a fish, related to the pipefish.

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Old 04/02/2010, 07:33 AM   #14
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These come up for sale from time to time (a guy with a permit is allowed to collect an egg carrying male, I think once a year. He returns the male and raises the offspring). Most of them go to public institutions, which spend a large percentage of each day working on feeding them live mysis.

Me, I wouldnt attempt it unless I had a 6 x 6 x 10-15 ft deep aquarium, a massive chiller, and a mysis production system consisting of 6 75 gallon tanks and 7 10 gallon tanks. (not that I have thought about it or anything)


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Old 05/24/2010, 01:06 PM   #15
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Old 05/24/2010, 01:36 PM   #16
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Wow, that's rare that one's come up for sale. My favourite seahorse is the leafy seadragon though.


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Old 05/24/2010, 03:00 PM   #17
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These come up for sale from time to time (a guy with a permit is allowed to collect an egg carrying male, I think once a year. He returns the male and raises the offspring). Most of them go to public institutions, which spend a large percentage of each day working on feeding them live mysis.

Me, I wouldnt attempt it unless I had a 6 x 6 x 10-15 ft deep aquarium, a massive chiller, and a mysis production system consisting of 6 75 gallon tanks and 7 10 gallon tanks. (not that I have thought about it or anything)

Most feed them live Mysids... Mysidopsis bahia in fact We sell them to a majority of the public aquariums


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Old 05/24/2010, 03:25 PM   #18
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I was just at Shedd Aquarium last week, and they had a leafy sea dragon tank with about a half dozen in it.

Tank was about 4x4x15 foot tube.


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Old 05/24/2010, 05:32 PM   #19
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I was just at Shedd Aquarium last week, and they had a leafy sea dragon tank with about a half dozen in it.

Tank was about 4x4x15 foot tube.
I saw that last summer, had no clue I was looking at $20,000 of fish


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Old 05/24/2010, 05:45 PM   #20
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Wow wish I could get a couple


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Old 05/24/2010, 08:48 PM   #21
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best left in the ocean imo..


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best left in the ocean imo..
But it's not technically from the ocean, but yah, not truly a "hobbyist' animal by any stretch.


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Old 05/25/2010, 12:10 AM   #23
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Me, I wouldnt attempt it unless I had a 6 x 6 x 10-15 ft deep aquarium, a massive chiller, and a mysis production system consisting of 6 75 gallon tanks and 7 10 gallon tanks. (not that I have thought about it or anything)
So big a tank for 1 dragon? That creature might be sad living alone in such a big tank. When the lights go out, it might cry in the dark..........


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^hehe, I wouldnt want it to be sad I think the setup I threw out would be good for four Of course, that is about the size of my living room! I probably have enough room for the mysis generator though, perhaps I could talk may neighbor into fronting the cost and I will just maintain it


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Old 05/25/2010, 12:51 PM   #25
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I'll go visit them at sea world, thanks. I guess they found out that they dont get along with the other type of Dragons. Very expensive lesson


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