The Most You've Spent on ONE Livestock item

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    d2mini VIP Member

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    What's the most you've spent on a single coral, fish, invert, etc?
    I personally have a hard time spending a lot of money on this stuff. I hate gambling, and to me it always feels like a gamble because you never know if something is going to live or die. The most I spent was $100 on an Ora Mandarin and $100 on a pair of Australian Black Clowns.
     
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    $80 on a seahorse, which ended horribly
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    I think $55 for my foxface. I definitely wouldn't spend more than $100 on any livestock.
     
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    beeguiles they call me fish geek ;p

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    A little over $100 for a blue spot jawfish that ended bad. $100 on a mystery wrasse that needs to be rehomed.
     
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    beeguiles they call me fish geek ;p

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    Oh I forgot this one. $130 on a indo brain coral.
     
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    FishyReef Broke Reefer!

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    $150 on an australomussa coral, one of my favorite and most hardy corals in my tank! I think it was worth it! I've also spent $100 on a few other pieces (2 other corals, a pair of clowns, and a red velvet fairy wrasse). So far so good with them, though the clown have harrassed one of the $100 corals, forcing me to buy another $80 coral for them to host instead. lol. Expensive clowns.
     
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    I have spent over $100 on individual corals probably a half a dozen times. :(

    As for fish, I think the only two that I bought that were over $100 were my pink tail trigger and leopard wrasse (both were expensive because they came from my LFS, which has always sold high quality and healthy livestock -- well worth the premium, IMO).
     
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    My dad bought me a really colorful fish for 120 that died on the way home.
     
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    I spent $250 on an Acro colony one time. That a week before I got hit with Dino's and lost nearly everything in the tank.
     
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    BWAHAHAHAHA!!! :lol:


    Dammmmnnn.... that sux yote.
     
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    this thread reminds me of the time a blue heron ate over $20,000 worth of Koi from my neighbors pond
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    I've heard stories like that before. Did you post that here? I remember hearing it from someone on here!
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    I know several folks that's had Herons wipe out their Koi ponds.
     
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    It happens a lot. A LOT.

    My favorite are "they just disappeared!!".

    No. No they didn't.
     
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    I have tried to avoid spending a lot of money on livestock.
    Because in my experience with my tanks, the more expensive they are the shorter they live in my care.
    The most I spent was $45.00 for a flame angelfish which died within a month.
     
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    $175 for a juvi Australian Harlequin Tusk from Live Aquaria's Divers Den.
     
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    SarahSmile :)

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    Nope. I'm in denial. I refuse to acknowledge that I've ever paid over $10 for anything in my tank. Plus, that's what I tell my husband so I mine as well be consistent.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    DUDE,, We sale those for $80 bucks every day,all day.
     
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    SarahSmile :)

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    Diver's den is ROUGH.
     
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    FishyReef Broke Reefer!

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    And yet, when an urchin eats 3/4 of your $150 divers den coral and the coral grows back, it seems worth it ;)
     
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