Paaah, one of the shops here in Madrid charges 8 quid. The mark ups are stooopid over here but there are some amazing shops especially for plants ( 25% the cost of tropica ). I have noticed they were full of info and tips ( on what to buy ) untill i started talking about Tom Barr , UK aps and dry fertz,, looking for information now kind of brings awkwardness. Good business for them i supposeandyh said:Funny you should say that, i popped in a Maidenhead Aquatics (not my local) last week and spied Otto's at a fiver each!! Not ten pounds, but a fiver made me have double look to check they weren't gold plated! Normally pay Â£2.00 a fish!
Lets hope its not the start of something!
Why should those who do actually value and respect the fish have to suffer though?chris1004 said:I wouldn't mind seeing all fish prices rise significantly people might value them more and treat them with more respect.
It's nothing to do with a decrease in wild populations hiking prices up, it's simply poor management with shops not knowing where to order their fish from and so paying silly money for them.i hope they stay expensive, they are 'harvested' to much anyway.
Its quite local to me and I always enjoy going there as the fish room is fantasticly run and with around 400 tanks has somthing for everyone. But their hardware section is very poor and completly overpriced IMO and doesn't have anything special or difficult to get. Even the fish are more expensive than usual but its worth that little bit extra as the quality is normally very good and they do appear to be well looked after.TDI-line said:Sure is, i only pass through when i'm working there. They've got some nice adult Amano's too.andyh said: