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Best Y. sidthimunki price ever!

Post by Martin Thoene » Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:55 pm

Dropped into a local Chinese owned shop today and saw a dozen really cute and healthy 1" TL Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki going for CDN$3.99 each or 3 for $10.

I have never, ever seen this species so low priced anywhere.

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Post by bookpage » Sat Dec 26, 2009 4:07 pm

Well, did you buy all of them? :D Great find. Wish I had been there with you.
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Post by Diana » Sat Dec 26, 2009 5:57 pm

That is so low there is something wrong. Maybe as simple as mis-identification on the shipping list or other related mistake.

I have never seen them under $12 USA, and this was a group buy, organized by an aquarium club. In the stores they are starting to come down from the $20 each that was common a couple of years ago, but nowhere near 3/$10!
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Post by Katy » Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:58 pm

We got ours for $8.99 each, but they are awfully skinny (have lost one of 12, the rest are fattening up quickly, though)

I can't believe that price! But adding up the gas to get up to Toronto..... :(

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Post by Martin Thoene » Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:08 pm

Diana wrote:That is so low there is something wrong. Maybe as simple as mis-identification on the shipping list or other related mistake.

I have never seen them under $12 USA, and this was a group buy, organized by an aquarium club. In the stores they are starting to come down from the $20 each that was common a couple of years ago, but nowhere near 3/$10!
Sure, there was something wrong. They were labelled Botia sidthimunki ! But that's all. No, they were beautiful specimens, obviously well fed and healthy. I bet I could have scored the dozen for $35......but I'm not in the market for that species.

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Post by JonasBygdemo » Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:37 am

I found sid's on a Swedish shop's page, and they wanted like $15 for one, so you've found quite a deal!

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Post by Mike Ophir » Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:33 am

hehe Martin,
I recently came across a few Sids priced at $5 each at a local Petco....interesting trend
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Post by Marcos Mataratzis » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:46 am

Lucky you...

Here in Brazil you will never find them as low as US$ 30 each. :cry:
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Re: Best Y. sidthimunki price ever!

Post by Ken » Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:47 am

Martin Thoene wrote:I have never, ever seen this species so low priced anywhere.

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When I first got into the fish biz, the import price for these was about .20 which made them a .99 retail item. Of course that was more than 30 years ago. :)
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Post by Batch » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:04 pm

These guys are selling them for $5 on aquabid...

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/auction/ ... 1262885486

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