Overpriced Tangs

Fishinizer

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If u can’t pay $100 for the fish u can’t afford to home it no offense ....but that is my thesis behind the recent price surge , baby tangs like hippos look real cute till u have to give them a properly sized home post infant stage ....larval fish where never a good thing to be taking. Especially now that we have more masks in the ocean than tang fish 🐠 these aren’t 3 year betta fish guys they can live just as long as you and me . You also get what you pay for good luck mate these fish come a long way
 

sabellafella

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The price surge is do to shipping cost. Because of corona , there's less passengers flights. Shippiny is almost triple the price so no matter where you buy fish, they will be marked up 30+ percent
 

Rob&Gab

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Just A FYI , was in pets ware house @ carl place, I scooped up a 2.5"-3" yellow tang, allot of them weren't looking well, he's had them there about a week from when I purchased. Talked him down to 40$ ! Prices were very reasonable on them. My yellow tang is as yellow as it can be now and fattening up daily!
 

coralcruze

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Just A FYI , was in pets ware house @ carl place, I scooped up a 2.5"-3" yellow tang, allot of them weren't looking well, he's had them there about a week from when I purchased. Talked him down to 40$ ! Prices were very reasonable on them. My yellow tang is as yellow as it can be now and fattening up daily!
how come this does not surprise me? I dont go there no mo... :l
 

anthonys51

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Yes I stay away from certain stores for that reason

One guy who said Petco is crazy

I don’t qt so I prefer to have the store qt it for me

What I mean is I go to the store few times over the course of a month to look at the fish if that fish is healthy and being aggressive for over a month I will buy it. If it cost 60 vrs 80 I simple don’t care

I have about 50-60 fish and buy all my fish from mostly one place

Not saying it’s for everyone but works for me


Plus if I go in and see a lot of sickly fish I simply won’t support the store why support a store that can’t even keep fish healthy

Buying that fish for less money is just causing that store to buy more fish




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A4edwin

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Was at New York reef aquatic yesterday bunch of small purple tangs and yellow tangs in different sizes. I’ll be honest though I really didn’t look at the price since I wasn’t looking for fish.
 
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