overpriced fish stores!
both my lfs's are HUGELY OVERPRICED. how on earth am i going to afford everything i need for my 15 gallon south-east asian biotope? :shock:
ok so i just rang up the two fish stores i've been to recently. the first one didn't have crypts (which i wanted), didn't have dwarf chain loaches (had pakistanis instead) and their cherry barbs were $7. SEVEN DOLLARS? how am i supposed to afford a shoal if they are that much each :evil:
i also wanted some 2 mm gravel, they sold 3 mm gravel for $3 a kilo. thats ok i guess..
second store had crypts, but they were $10 - and i wanted six of them!
they had cherry barbs for $3 but were out of stock (doesn't matter much as i won't be getting any for a while.)
they also had dwarf loaches but were also out of stock. those were $5 i think...
i also wanted fine gravel and the second store only sold 20 kilo bags of that for like $30 or something!
anyway, i am feeling very discouraged. especially about the crypts, i really wanted them! so i thought i'd ask, does anyone know any good sites for buying live plants off, preferably under $6? i thought there might be something on ebay, but there wasn't. oh and it has to be able to ship to australia, or preferably based in aus..
I don't have any online suggestions as my LFS is excellent. I did want to suggest though that $30 for a 20 kilo bag is not that bad for the gravel. You won't use quite all of it, but the odds that you get a second tank eventually are high, right?
Also, $5 for the Dwarf Chain Loaches is a good deal. At least here in the States. I have a shoal of 6 that cost me $60 and that was a 6 for $60 special. They were individually $12.95 I want to say? The Dwarf Chains are just expensive fish.
$7 for cherry barbs is a bit crazy. $3 isn't so bad.
That's just my $0.02US. Dunno what that is is Aussie money. :-D
come to think of it, i'm not sure whether the guy said $5 or $35 for the loaches :lol: it had better be $5 or i'm doomed...:-(
try to source them from malaysia.the shipping is expensive but the livestock if not stated in USD is dirt cheap
opps i replied in you other thread =p
sweet aquatics is my favorite place to buy live plants online.
Aquarium Plants Pond Plants From Sweet Aquatics
dora i think you need to see this Bay Fish | Aquarium Fish Wholesalers - Australia , Tropical Fish Dealers - FAQ about Buying Tropical Fish and Goldfish. , Aquaculture Australia =) looks good to me.
i think if they are under $6 ill just get fish from my lfs, its plants that are the problem really
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