L128 price question

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L128 price question

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I am considering getting an L128 blue phantom pleco and there was one for sale at an LFS I go to. They were asking 120 US dollars for a 5 inch L128, this seemed like a lot to me. So is this a good price or are they asking to much?
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to much
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Thats what I though as I got my 6 inch L200 for $40
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Someone in my fish club who is a fish distributor was offering "L128 Blue Phantom – $25"; not sure of the size. If it ever shows up on his website (http://www.batfishaquatics.com/freshwater.php) I'll let you know.
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Thanks a lot, that is a pretty good price.
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$25 are almost certainly just 1" individuals. There are some on Aquabid around that size.

I think a 5" one usually fetch $50-60 on Aquabid. LFS's do tend to mark-up though, I saw one about $70 a few years ago. What you saw is way too much...
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wwicks wrote:I am considering getting an L128 blue phantom pleco and there was one for sale at an LFS I go to. They were asking 120 US dollars for a 5 inch L128, this seemed like a lot to me. So is this a good price or are they asking to much?
I believe I know the store in question. Everything they sell is 4 x what they pay for the fish. They also get their fish from places you could order from online. I hope you arexable to find some. I know pleco Pete on gcca forum sells them much cheaper.
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Yeah all of their stuff is expensive even their baby common plecos, I have yet to buy a fish from them.
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I will buy occassionally just to show support for the LFS, but I cannot believe their prices. I have gotten 3-4 pleco species (3-4 each) shipped to me for less than they charged for 1 fish.
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*sigh* here in new Zealand they are NZD$200 odd, that's around USD$160 or so.
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That fish should have been around $70-75
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