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arash53
08-10-2017, 11:05 PM
Is this really 1495$ or its typo !
http://www.jlaquatics.com/media/noteworthy/candy_basslet.jpg
Candy Basslet
Liopropoma carmabi

F.H
08-10-2017, 11:50 PM
It's not a typo. They're usually around 1k U.S I believe.

This is the first one I've seen for sale locally since I've been in the hobby. =)

Dearth
08-11-2017, 12:27 AM
When these first became available 2 were sold in the US for $3100 each definitely have come down in price

ReefMadness
08-11-2017, 02:09 AM
too expensive for a guy like me but i know a fella here that has one and it is a really nice looking fish. it's crazy to think that in this hobby that probably doesn't even top 10 in terms of expense.

Bblinks
08-11-2017, 06:51 PM
1500 for a fish that you might see once every week at night time....too rich for my blood.

kengeroo
08-11-2017, 11:42 PM
next on my list :)

https://successstory.com/spendit/most-expensive-tropical-fish-ever-sold

DKoKoMan
08-12-2017, 12:55 AM
Those prices are insane! I start sweating when I pay $50+ for fish or corals.

Skimmer Juice
08-12-2017, 05:11 AM
I seen candy basslets on divers den last year going for $699 us so this seems steep but I guess they could have jumped up in price . Not really a $1500 fish IMO

Myka
08-13-2017, 03:09 AM
I seen candy basslets on divers den last year going for $699 us so this seems steep

Yeah, I've never seen them at such a high price in Canada. Especially considering our dollar is so much better right now than it has been.

1500 for a fish that you might see once every week at night time....too rich for my blood.

They're pretty cryptic, but they're not that bad! :lol: Have you seen one in person? They are IMO one of the most beautiful reef fish in the ocean. Earlei Fairy Wrasse have similar coloration (similar price too haha), but not quite as bright. Nice option for a stripey fish though. :)

Skimmer Juice
08-13-2017, 09:54 AM
Yeah, I've never seen them at such a high price in Canada. Especially considering our dollar is so much better right now than it has been.



They're pretty cryptic, but they're not that bad! :lol: Have you seen one in person? They are IMO one of the most beautiful reef fish in the ocean. Earlei Fairy Wrasse have similar coloration (similar price too haha), but not quite as bright. Nice option for a stripey fish though. :)

they are very cool fish you end up seeing them cruising through the rocks quit a bit , they just aren't the up at the front of the tank type . Wouldn't mind having one but I like small ornamental shrimp more ie bumble bee / anemone shrimp .

Scythanith
08-13-2017, 10:59 PM
Worth every penny :) But I didn't pay that much. Mine is out all day and isn't scared of much.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-d6xFHS3/0/b70aba01/XL/i-d6xFHS3-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-MF8gvjh/0/00cd3cdd/XL/i-MF8gvjh-XL.jpg

Myka
08-14-2017, 02:04 AM
Worth every penny :) But I didn't pay that much. Mine is out all day and isn't scared of much.

I was hoping you'd chime in. :)

I just went and saw a Candy Basslet today (in a client's tank). It's more cryptic than Scythanith's, but still just as beautiful.

I recently asked Colby to order me a Candy Basslet, and after seeing J&L's pricing I'm interested to see what the cost will be. :D

DKoKoMan
08-14-2017, 09:22 AM
Jealous!

albert_dao
08-14-2017, 05:24 PM
They're not as shy as some of the other Liopropoma species. I've sold a few of these and they're pretty consistently showy.

604reefer
08-14-2017, 05:35 PM
Went to check out this bad boy this weekend, swam right up to the front of the tank to say hello!

WarDog
08-17-2017, 02:25 AM
Fish sold!

Dearth
08-17-2017, 04:26 AM
Fish sold!

You broke down and got it didn't you 😜

WarDog
08-17-2017, 04:48 AM
You broke down and got it didn't you 😜

I can't afford that on a moderators salary.

Animal-Chin
08-17-2017, 08:48 PM
I saw a guy post pictures on facebook after he bought this very fish. Its hiding but looks pretty cool.

arash53
08-27-2017, 12:51 AM
I was at J&L today , she/he is still there, I took few second video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DdnB3dxMso

By the way is it possible to post embeded youtube video in this forum ?

kengeroo
08-28-2017, 12:28 AM
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=4_sceTYA6uE

Myka
08-28-2017, 04:48 AM
By the way is it possible to post embeded youtube video in this forum ?

No. :(

Nice vid. Looks like a healthy specimen.

titus
08-31-2017, 05:13 PM
Hello

Too expensive for me.

Titus

DAVE
08-31-2017, 09:04 PM
Hello

Too expensive for me.

Titus

Come on. That's just half a sponsor fee ;)

Frogger
09-01-2017, 02:38 AM
I went by J&L's earlier in the week. Apparently they got 2 in one for a client (Kengeroo I am guessing) and one to sell. He is in a tank by himself and he is one friendly fish. Might be worth it at a quarter the price.

I told them I would pay that if they gave me a ten year guarantee. Would be a terrible thing to come home and find him on the floor.

kengeroo
09-04-2017, 08:13 PM
I've googled that 2 can get along,,, but only if introduced at the same time...
any one google anything different ?

Skimmer Juice
09-04-2017, 09:09 PM
Come on. That's just half a sponsor fee ;)

bang bang

kengeroo
09-05-2017, 02:21 AM
I've googled that 2 can get along,,, but only if introduced at the same time...
any one google anything different ?

Potatohead
09-05-2017, 04:05 AM
Fish is still there as of Saturday. Beautiful fish in person.

takeastabatit22
09-06-2017, 02:29 AM
It is on top 10 most expensive fish.#10

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Myka
09-06-2017, 05:35 AM
It is on top 10 most expensive fish.#10

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That's a bunk list though. I could come up with 10 fish more expensive than the Candy Basslet without including any in the video. Hehe. Look at rare wrasses alone...there are dozens over $1000.

These are all over $1000:
Earlei Fairy Wrasse Male
Bell's Flasher Wrasse Male
Femininus Wrasse (i think this one was in the vid)
Claire's Fairy Wrasse
Lennardi Tamarin Wrasse
Peliciers Perchlet
Gem Tang
Joculator Angelfish
Crosshatch Trigger Male
Sunrise Hogfish

I've never seen a Candy Basslet over $1000 either...until now. :D

WarDog
09-06-2017, 07:32 AM
Met a guy a Macna who can get these fish landed in Los Angeles for $150. 🙊

We spoke at length about it, because of this thread.

Don't ask me for his contact info because I'm not sharing. Lol.

Potatohead
09-06-2017, 03:27 PM
Met a guy a Macna who can get these fish landed in Los Angeles for $150. 🙊

We spoke at length about it, because of this thread.

Don't ask me for his contact info because I'm not sharing. Lol.

I don't doubt it, but let's compare apples.

Probably $150 US for starters, and if he's buying from a wholesaler he needs to buy enough to fill a box, so probably at least eight of them, maybe more. Plus shipping on top, international air likely $150 or so.

kengeroo
09-06-2017, 04:05 PM
he bought one of these

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+21+57&pcatid=57



Met a guy a Macna who can get these fish landed in Los Angeles for $150. 🙊

We spoke at length about it, because of this thread.

Don't ask me for his contact info because I'm not sharing. Lol.

WarDog
09-06-2017, 07:35 PM
he bought one of these

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+21+57&pcatid=57

Nope. Candy. Did you miss the part where I said 'we spoke at length about it'?

Myka
09-07-2017, 05:08 AM
Won't be any Candy Basslets for awhile now because of Hurricane Irma.

Honestly though, health is more important than price to me. The one at J&L looks fat and happy in the pic.

Bblinks
09-07-2017, 07:37 PM
Saw that one in person and its really really really nice....asked the wife if it's okay to not pay part of the mortgage this month and we haven't talked since...

Brunz
09-07-2017, 08:13 PM
Saw that one in person and its really really really nice....asked the wife if it's okay to not pay part of the mortgage this month and we haven't talked since...there is always more room at my house brother!!

can I get an amen!

jhj0112
09-08-2017, 01:30 AM
Saw that one in person and its really really really nice....asked the wife if it's okay to not pay part of the mortgage this month and we haven't talked since...LOL you have one of the nicest tangs and wrasses in town though.. Really nice tank. Both corals and fishes are the best!

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Animal-Chin
09-18-2017, 07:18 PM
J&L has Jem Tangs now for $3500! $3500!!!!

Crazy, I wonder who's gonna snatch those up?

kengeroo
09-18-2017, 07:56 PM
If I had a bigger tank,, and a way to catch my yellow tang... I would have picked it up!


J&L has Jem Tangs now for $3500! $3500!!!!

Crazy, I wonder who's gonna snatch those up?

lemon604
09-18-2017, 09:35 PM
J&L has Jem Tangs now for $3500! $3500!!!!

Crazy, I wonder who's gonna snatch those up?

It makes the Iphone x look like a bargain

Potatohead
09-18-2017, 09:48 PM
lol

Gems are going for about $800 south of the border right now.

rsisvixen
09-19-2017, 07:48 PM
In the scheme of things thats not even expensive in the pet industry.
Rare Arowanas will go for way more, certain species of parrots cost way more.
Pedigreed show dogs can go for more than that. People that want the rare, different or collectible will always be willing to pay the price.

Frogger
09-19-2017, 10:29 PM
If there wasn't a market they wouldn't be bringing the supper expensive fish in.

corpusse
09-20-2017, 01:49 PM
lol

Gems are going for about $800 south of the border right now.

You can also find them for 2k in Canada, but all in importing one yourself would be less as well.

I've got no problem with some fish being worth $3500. I've seen some angels in that price range. Out of my budget but some fish are expensive for a variety of reasons. My issue with this is its way way way above retail cost. Even before the recent gem tang price drop the rare times I saw them in Lfs they were $2200-2500. Granted if you can afford 2500 you can afford 3500 when it comes to expensive fish but this just seems like gouging.

takeastabatit22
09-20-2017, 05:20 PM
Just because that's what they are asking didn't mean that's what tell take. Especially if you haven't special ordered it. I made a fair offer on the candy basselet and the accepted. So we font always have to fell gouged. Just because you can afford it dosnt mean paying too much is okay.

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kengeroo
09-20-2017, 05:32 PM
How much did you get the basslet for ???

Just because that's what they are asking didn't mean that's what tell take. Especially if you haven't special ordered it. I made a fair offer on the candy basselet and the accepted. So we font always have to fell gouged. Just because you can afford it dosnt mean paying too much is okay.

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gmann
09-20-2017, 06:34 PM
the shitty part of buying an expensive fish is having it being bullied by a $5 fish thats a bigger PITA to catch

Myka
09-20-2017, 07:16 PM
How much did you get the basslet for ???You paid the $1500 didn't you? Uh oh...

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gmann
09-20-2017, 07:21 PM
how many did they bring in? I still see one in their inventory as of the 17th.

kengeroo
09-20-2017, 07:23 PM
they were going to give me the 2nd one for a discounted price,, but I didn't want to take a chance of them scrapping..


You paid the $1500 didn't you? Uh oh...

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Frogger
09-21-2017, 03:18 AM
The second Candy Basslet is now sold. He is on hold for someone. Now there is only the $3500 Gem Tangs avaiable. Look nice but would never have guessed the Gems value. Maybe its all in a name.

takeastabatit22
09-21-2017, 03:26 AM
Oh the hype wasn't fair. You probably would of got a better deal then me.
I saved 50$ on taxes

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gregzz4
09-21-2017, 03:42 AM
In the scheme of things thats not even expensive in the pet industry.
Rare Arowanas will go for way more, certain species of parrots cost way more.
Pedigreed show dogs can go for more than that. People that want the rare, different or collectible will always be willing to pay the price.
But birds and dogs don't just up and die the way pricey fish do ... :lol:
I think the last time I heard of someone spending this kind of money on something the size of a thumb drive was, well, when they bought a thumb drive way back in the day ... and it was probably only 256k :mrgreen:

kengeroo
09-21-2017, 03:06 PM
Oh well,,
good for you for appreciating a rare gem like this..
good luck with it...
Mines just starting to venture out,,, seems a little braver when it's dark out..
perhaps they can have play dates some day :) ha ha

Oh the hype wasn't fair. You probably would of got a better deal then me.
I saved 50$ on taxes

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rsisvixen
09-21-2017, 11:02 PM
But birds and dogs don't just up and die the way pricey fish do ... :lol:
I think the last time I heard of someone spending this kind of money on something the size of a thumb drive was, well, when they bought a thumb drive way back in the day ... and it was probably only 256k :mrgreen:

Oh I don't know about that, some birds are exceptionally hard to keep, and some are so sensitive they'll drop dead at the slightest fright.
Not to mention most species are on the cites list to various degrees so you need import permits, export permits, vet checks before and after entering the country, QT for 30 days etc, etc. Costs certainly add up when all is said and done.

Dearth
09-21-2017, 11:40 PM
Most expensive fish I have ever seen was a fresh water fish from the Amazon I canít remember the name of it but I definitely remember the price tag it was bought for $8900

Personally I canít see spending more than a hundred bucks on a fish but each to their own

kengeroo
09-21-2017, 11:49 PM
google this beast