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Featured black tang price

Discussion in 'Fish, Anemone's and Critters' started by Paul 666, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. Paul 666

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    i have just been on another forum and some one is selling a black tang for £850 is this correct? it was a nic looking fish but not worth that sort of ££ [confused1.gif]
     
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    Some folk have more money than sense, a item is worth what folk are prepared to pay. I dont see £850 in a Black Tank but a lot do. [001_smile.gif] chris
     
  3. Paul 666

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    some poeple are mental if they are paying £850 for 1 fish
     
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    Have you not seen the price of Spectacled angelfish (over a grand), then the Clarion Angelfish (£3500).

    Both stunning fish though [004.gif] [004.gif]
     
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    I know someone that paid 500 for a black tang,

    I thought it was pretty cheap

    Go for a scopas for £15 ;)
     
  6. Marine Life UK

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    That is the going rate for them yes as they are a rare fish and not seen very often. Bit like the tri-colour tang or gem tang both are around the 600-800 mark
     
  7. Paul 666

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    i wouldnt pay that much money for one fish as in a local lfs an achillies tang was killed by a lump of lr and at £300 for one is madness so i think id have an heart attack if a £1000+ fish just went belly up, all i can say is if people are going to pay that much money for one fish is MAD ! and id call you a few bad names if i seen you buy one lol as nice as they look ! ( rant over)
     
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    I dont see that there is a reason to rant as with most things, do people not go out and buy very nice cars etc because they want to be different. Its much the same with the fish if you want rare etc then you have to pay its the same for all rare things.
    Some corals are £200 plus
     
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    depends on how bad someone wanted one,if I wanted a fish that bad and could afford it I suppose I would get it,money isn't the issue imo but the attractiveness of having something that is rarely obtainable,that's what would sway me
     
  10. Paul 666

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    so if money is no problem with you lot what is your most expensive fish
     
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    its not that it isnt a problem, but I personally wont be buying a black tang as to me they are nothing special. Gem tang maybe.
    My most expensive is £90
     
  12. KevinOD

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    I don't think I'd risk more than a purple or a sohal.

    Fish can just change temperment to easily.

    My regal decided today it wasn't too fussed with my powder blue and within a minute before I could even get my hands in the powder blue was a gonner.

    Ill chance a few hundred quid but not thousands.
     
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    My most expensive is a Purple Tang, although I paid less as I got him from a fellow reefer, he would have been a bit more than a hundred judging by the size purples that go for £90, I paid £60.
     
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    most I've paid was £125 for a Mystery Wrasse
     
  15. Paul 666

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    the most id pay for a coral or fish would be about £200 as then im MHO it stops being a hobby this is my view of expencive fish and if they are that rare that they are £1000s then in my eyes they should stay in the sea !!
     
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    they are mainly only rare in the trade as they have fewer numbers in the sea and thus paperwork etc needed is rarley released for them.
    I think that some of the normal readily available stuff should stay in the sea also.
     
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    The most i have paid for a fish is £60 which was for my Emporer Angel, if i had the money i would buy a Spectacled Angel but not at the price i have seen some at. chris [001_smile.gif]
     
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    My lfs had an Angel in last month at £800. I gawped, stared, daydreamed and then humbly walked away as this is way out of my league but others will buy or the shops wouldn't stock.

    I buy what I can afford and enjoy what I can afford [thumbup.gif]
     
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    i agree with i buy what i can afford [thumbup.gif]
     
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    Each to their own.
    I wouldn't spend that much myself but I know people that would,thing is some people would pay more aswell,there will always be a Market for rare and ultra rare fish and corals and the less there are being imported the more they will cost.
     
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