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Dwarf Chain Loach

Discussion in 'Cyprinids, Characins and Atherinids' started by Sibelius, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. Sibelius

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    My LFS stocks very reliable fish, and I'm looking to get 3 or 4 Dwarf Chain Loaches for my new setup, though they are priced at £10 each. This seemed very pricey for such a small fish, or am I wrong. (The shop doesn't overprice other fish in my opinion, average tetras are £1.50-£2.50, that's what made me quite doubtful.) Sorry to be so ignorant! Haven't kept loaches before!
     
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    Before those loaches were allowed into Australia we paid about $50-80ea. When they were legalised their price dropped to about $8ea. Although I don't live in the UK, 10pounds sounds like a lot to me for a fish that you are allowed to bring into the country. The fish only cost the wholesalers 50cents to a dollar, they are really cheap to buy from Asia.
     
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    hmm. Ok, thanks. Does anyone in the UK know what a typical price might be?
     
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    bump. Does anyone know how they are priced locally in the UK?
     
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    Chain Loaches are £3.95 in my local stores,quite common to.
     
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    In the US, they seem to run about $12-20 for small ones and aren't overly common.
     

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