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guppymanrob
12-24-2008, 12:34 AM
I just heard of it and heard it is really expensive just how expensive is it and why is it so expensive

Jacko
12-24-2008, 01:19 AM
How expensive I'm not sure, I think it was in the 6 digits when I saw the price for one. Here we go, PFK says 200,000 was an offer. Whatever that is in USD.

They are so expensive because:
a.) they are beautiful
b.) they are rare

They are a naturally occuring color morph, just like platinum bichirs. Naturally occuring or not, they don't occur often.

Red
12-24-2008, 02:35 AM
hmm alex... did you know that christmas was coming up and i really wanted one
cough can you get me one cough cough..

Yes very $$$$ i have seen one go for 500,000$

Lady Hobbs
12-24-2008, 02:37 AM
Never saw one so looked it up. Beautiful, huh?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BDeDI9bC2k

Jacko
12-24-2008, 02:48 AM
hmm alex... did you know that christmas was coming up and i really wanted one
cough can you get me one cough cough..


I forgot to mention, the "platinum" is varied. You can find them anywhere from an albino coloration with a somewhat silver sheen to full blown white snow platinum, like the Aquarama 2007 fish, that was a beauty. If I could find a male and female, I'd devote all my time to breeding them. Then we'll see about your xmas present ;)

Red
12-24-2008, 02:56 AM
I have 50 bucks i can donate :)

NickFish
12-24-2008, 11:38 AM
I think this fish is more expensive than you realise! :hmm3grin2orange:

I doubt an ordinary citizen could buy one, even if he did sell his house. They are mostly intended for large public aquariums or corporations.

They range from $50 000-$500 000 depending on the quality.

guppymanrob
12-24-2008, 04:06 PM
well i wasnt planning on buying one just wanted some info

LosC
12-24-2008, 04:33 PM
You would also need a very large aquarium with awesome water quality and high quality foods.