Ridiculous Goldfish prices!
Can someone please explain this to me, because I'm lost and don't understand why people actually pay Top Tier prices for some Goldfish?
I've been on a few Goldfish Auction sites and noticed they go anywhere from 49.99-299.99 for one fish?
Does this fish come with a pedigree? lol I'm assuming they are show only fish but really?
I see the same Orandas at my LFS for 29.99 tops. Also I just purchased a Calico Ryukin for 14.99 then saw the same one that looked very identical on a auction site for 129.99?!
Can someone please break this down to me.. I'm just no getting it. :confused:
Yeah, a lot of the expensive fish are show fish - selective breeding and all that. But basically, the way I see it, something is only worth as much as someone is willing to pay. Someone buying from a business perspective will be more calculating and perhaps more conservative than someone buying from the heart.
So - to each their own, really.
Oh, and I saw an albino betta for sale with a buy it now of $2000 once!
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:dunno: Maybe fish are like any other pet. Look at what people pay for some types of dogs and cats.
Atleast my dog will guard my house lol Whats the 300 dollar fish gonna do? Hop out his tank and fish tackle the theif? lol
No comparison... Fish is a great pet to keep, but, is no dog.
Atleast my dog will guard my house lol Whats the 300 dollar fish gonna do? Hop out his tank and fish tackle the theif? lol[/quote]
Good one! I have 3 attack cats:lol:
It's crazy! And what guarantee do you have that the fish is for real?
Granted, real albino bettas are rare - and I'm talking the pink eyes and all. But I would never consider buying a pet - rare, show, breeder, species - for that kind of money. I'll just admire pics of them! LOL
Yeah, the more people involved, the more money is involved. Crazy, like I said.
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I guess it comes down to breeding.
If you cross 2 30 dollar fishes you probably end up with a feeder.
But if you cross 2 300 dollar fish you'd probably end up with a 30 dollar fish... which you can then double your money up if you know what you're doing...
But, just for a pet.... NO WAY
Actually it's more than that.. If the average joe tried to breed fish, then you're right.. They'd be valuable, but worth less than the parents...
A pro breeder can get the offspring, cull the inferior ones, and end up with fish more valuable than the ones he started with.
Also, ever heard of fish shows? You can win a lot of money... And albino bettas being rare is an understatement...
Pretty much anything can be bred to be albino and sold... (albino tetras, cories, etc) but no one has ever figured out how to breed them...
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