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?