09-27-2010, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by tanker
Hatchet fish were recommended to me and I'd like to get them, but they are AU$17 (or more). I'm not going to get them (unless they happen to appear on sale) as I think they are too expensive. If a $5 fish dies, it isn't much to replace it, but it is obviously more expensive to replace more expensive fish if you lose them. The prospect of some horrible disease wiping out all your fish would also be worse.
How much does price influence you? Do you splash out and buy whatever you want, regardless of the cost, or are you frugal ("cheap"
) like me?
Have spent as much as 150.00 U.S. dollars for one fish but only after I was certain that it had a good chance of thriving in my tank(s).
I suppose it depends on how much a particular fish appeals to me ,but with fishes such as Cardinal Tetras or some of the more delicate soft water fishes,,,I can't see paying the prices asked in many instances knowing that my water chemistry does not lend itself to their long term survival.