Overpriced Tangs

stan450z

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Anybody know a good store to buy Tangs that are not super expensive? Maybe this a trend in the fish marketplace, but in years past Yellow and Hippo tangs I never saw over $60 bucks, modestly priced, and now people are selling them for $100! I also prefer to buy in store where you can see what you are getting and value in that you are getting a healthy fish.
 

Jason203

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Anybody know a good store to buy Tangs that are not super expensive? Maybe this a trend in the fish marketplace, but in years past Yellow and Hippo tangs I never saw over $60 bucks, modestly priced, and now people are selling them for $100! I also prefer to buy in store where you can see what you are getting and value in that you are getting a healthy fish.
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marrone

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For the last few years Hippo tangs have been very expensive, even small ones being over $60, and any Tangs coming from Hawaii, like most of the Yellows do, have also increased in price because of shipping quota. Now with Covid-19 certain area aren't collecting or shipping, making supply less.
 

ducati335i

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Anybody know a good store to buy Tangs that are not super expensive? Maybe this a trend in the fish marketplace, but in years past Yellow and Hippo tangs I never saw over $60 bucks, modestly priced, and now people are selling them for $100! I also prefer to buy in store where you can see what you are getting and value in that you are getting a healthy fish.
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XclusiveReef

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I was at New York Reef last Sunday and other than parking that sucked!! lol they did not have anything small. All tangs I saw were 6" +.. I did see some small tangs at both fishworld and Kissena Aquariums.
 

homegrowncichlid

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yes, tangs costs are up 50%, scopas that was 30 to35 are now 45. yellows which were 40 are now 60. I've spoke to Fishworld, Aquarium village and they both have had DOA shipments. Another place hasn't even received a shipment in a while, waiting for more reliable transportation.
When a shippment does get into LAX, seems everyone here is selling the same fish. ie, you can find 3 inch naso tangs everywhere now. Last month, seemed like everyone had small 2 inch hippos.
Last month, Caribbean livestock was everywhere. I canvas the Queens stores every month.
 

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Availability and shipments always vary. If one store carries a certain fish, chances are so does another reef shop.pop coral in Brooklyn always has small tangs available, from yellow, to kole,..etc.
 

coralcruze

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yeah I shop around and wait for the fish to become available as a fair price. you can always find fish that are readily available if buy whatever is plenty at that time. and steer clear of sertain places that heavily medicated and will sell you sick overpriced fish. Pop corals comes to mind and others. Good luck.
 

Jazeel55

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Believe it or not petco is a good place to buy tangs. Depends o. Which o w you go to. Purple tangs $75 yellow tangs $50 sizes doesn’t matter same price.


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Stickboy97

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Ah. I've seen his awesome delivery prices in NYC, but the website says $89 to ship, I figured that was standard. I know its pricey to ship, but thats why I rarely buy from any online stores. I did buy a tomini & 3 lyretail anthias from NY Aquatic before covid, but he was having a huge sale,
 
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