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I suspect he's selling juvies and not really fry so they should be hardier, but yes, it's definitely riskier than getting adults. But since they are bred locally, they should be hardier than wild caught fish in our setups.
 

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:eek:the plecos pictured are definately not fry...
more like juvie to young adult...
$100 is a smoking deal.......:eek:
 

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Good deal, but these fish take 3-4 years to reach maturity. and like to hide alot.. I seriously looked in to them a while back and yes the price is right but for the long haule they are quite a risky investment.
Also these fish are river fish, which means the thrive in fast flowing water.. and it needs to be kept fresh.. Planetcatfish has some info on them , or just google them.. they also have several simular look a likes.. and near the endangered species or at least protected species... can't remember every thing but the true zebra pleco's are one of most desired pleco of them all,, just time and money is your key..
 

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how is $100 a good deal?
do they breed once in their lifetime, have 2 babies and then die?
i don't get what determines fish value :/
I think it's cause they're extremely hard to breed, hard to find in the wild, seasonal breeders, and especially hard to raise in our water conditions! Correct me if i'm wrong Charles + Gary! LOL!
 

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It is more like supply and demand. If enough people are willing to pay $300 for the fish, then that is what they are worth. Very few people are able to export them, this increases their value, at least until they are breed in large enough numbers to bring the price down.
 

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Yup, there are many factors that determine price.

In the end, what it boils down to is that if someone is willing to pay $300 for a fish, then there will almost inevitably someone else willing to sell them that fish for $300.

There are some marine fish that sell in the $1000s and some Koi that are supposedly worth 10s, even over a $100,000. To me that's just nuts, but to each their own.
 

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I saw a posting on aqua bid where a dude was selling his entire breeding stock zebra plecos for $11,000. 5 males 10 females. Remember that the fish are only half of the start up cost. If I had these guys I would have a sump, uv the whole nine yards.
 
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