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Old 11/26/2017, 09:16 AM   #2601
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I didn't know about that guarantee. Then again I typically do not mail order fish (but that is going to change after seeing this post). Thanks.

Unrelated maybe but I don't understand the pricing. Not so much vs. captive bred but just in general. I am building a wish list for my 240 gallon and trying to find some Angel's that are reef save but maybe something I've seen while diving in Hawaii or Japan. I came across a Masked Swallowtail Angelfish which I believe is reef safe and they are offering it for around 200 dollars (Philippians) but another source is 55 to 66 dollars (female/male) but indo pacific.

So a bit confused what the difference is outside of location. Is that handled better, caught, shipped, color, or?
There are 2 different species of swallowtail angels being sold as masked swallowtail angels these days. Typically the more expensive Philippines ones are the "proper" Genicanthus semifasciatus. Lately in Indonesian shipments they have started labelling Genicanthus caudovittatus as masked swallowtails too.

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Old 11/26/2017, 10:19 AM   #2602
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There are 2 different species of swallowtail angels being sold as masked swallowtail angels these days. Typically the more expensive Philippines ones are the "proper" Genicanthus semifasciatus. Lately in Indonesian shipments they have started labelling Genicanthus caudovittatus as masked swallowtails too.

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Thanks. Appreciate the information. Building a fish list that is responsible, reasonably priced, LPS and predominantly soft coral friendly and ordinal is proving challenging Then trying to mix in fish that I've seen while diving in Hawaii, Japan, and around the Caribbean, well, means I'm living on this sub forum and reading


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Old 12/02/2017, 08:01 AM   #2603
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Looks like they have at least one Starcki Damsel available. Wish I wasn't in progress of the new tank otherwise I would pick one or more up.


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Old 12/07/2017, 04:48 PM   #2604
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Why is the Indonesian 4" Blue Tang listed on DD today $199? That's a $120-$140 markup from the same size and locale from LA.


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Old 12/07/2017, 05:02 PM   #2605
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Why is the Indonesian 4" Blue Tang listed on DD today $199? That's a $120-$140 markup from the same size and locale from LA.
How about the lennardi for $1500? Pacific isle aquatics has the same fish for $649. Both places are top notch as far as the quality of the fish they send goes.


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Old 12/08/2017, 07:35 AM   #2606
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How about the lennardi for $1500? Pacific isle aquatics has the same fish for $649. Both places are top notch as far as the quality of the fish they send goes.
Looks like someone liked it, since it already sold. IDK personally, but tank conditioned and the 2 week guarantee helps compared to "arrive alive only".


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Old 12/08/2017, 08:25 AM   #2607
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Looks like someone liked it, since it already sold. IDK personally, but tank conditioned and the 2 week guarantee helps compared to "arrive alive only".

The warranty is definitely nice, but PIAs fish are just as conditioned as DD Fish. Not sure the 2 weeks is worth spending close to a $1000 extra. Also have to add in tax on the live aquaria orders (for me at least, not sure if that is the case in all states), PIA doesn’t have tax unless you are in the same state.


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Old 12/08/2017, 09:44 AM   #2608
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The warranty is definitely nice, but PIAs fish are just as conditioned as DD Fish. Not sure the 2 weeks is worth spending close to a $1000 extra. Also have to add in tax on the live aquaria orders (for me at least, not sure if that is the case in all states), PIA doesn’t have tax unless you are in the same state.
I personally think 1500 is crazy, heck 650 is absurd for a fish that has a dismal track record in our tanks... For 1500 one could get 10 shipped from a exporter in Australia


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Old 12/10/2017, 11:16 AM   #2609
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I have never seen or heard of these
I believe they are called common stripey

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Old 12/27/2017, 06:32 PM   #2610
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Gotta love properly labeled high quality fish...


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Old 12/28/2017, 08:32 AM   #2611
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Here is a code if anyone needs one


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Old 12/28/2017, 07:38 PM   #2612
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I really like this fish, First time I've seen one. I'll be hoping one comes up locally or here on DD sometime in the near future.

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Old 12/29/2017, 07:21 AM   #2613
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Whatever happened to the red spot Cardinalfish they use to carry? I bought ten a couple years ago and I want more.


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Old 12/29/2017, 09:22 AM   #2614
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Whatever happened to the red spot Cardinalfish they use to carry? I bought ten a couple years ago and I want more.
I think they are seasonal. How long did yours last?


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Old 12/29/2017, 07:13 PM   #2615
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Caribbean Longsnout Butterflyfish

First thanks to Dmorty217 for the 15% off info! I used it today for my purchase of a Caribbean Longsnout Butterflyfish on Divers Den. I'd originally wanted to go with a Mexican Barberfish, but unfortunately the one they sent about a month ago was sent without a heat pack and arrived a day late dead. I'm primarily a freshwater cichlid and catfish guy, so I'm not very well versed with compatibility with butterflyfish. I'm used to other species that get along, but with what I've read about the Caribbean Longsnout, it seems there might be some issues if I wanted to add a Mexican Barberfish going forward. Can anyone offer any insight? Thanks in advance.


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Old 12/29/2017, 11:21 PM   #2616
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I think they are seasonal. How long did yours last?
I'm currently down to four after a year and a half, unfortunately. Not sure if I did anything wrong, they just kept slowly disappearing. I really like them, though.


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Old 12/30/2017, 06:33 AM   #2617
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I'm currently down to four after a year and a half, unfortunately. Not sure if I did anything wrong, they just kept slowly disappearing. I really like them, though.


From everything I've read that just seems to be what happens to them.


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Old 01/04/2018, 04:50 PM   #2618
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Yowza!
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Old 01/04/2018, 05:05 PM   #2619
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Nice looking eel...


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Nice stuff, too bad it's too cold to risk any shipping for awhile here.


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Old 01/04/2018, 05:46 PM   #2621
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Nice stuff, too bad it's too cold to risk any shipping for awhile here.
I guess it could depend on where you’re at in MO, but I wouldn’t worry about it. Liveaquaria knows what they’re doing. I got a shipment from them last week.


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Old 01/04/2018, 07:25 PM   #2622
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I really like those eels... the hawaiian version too. Someday I may have to buy a couple of them and keep them in a large cube tank. How cool would that be?


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Old 01/05/2018, 01:03 PM   #2623
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I really like those eels... the hawaiian version too. Someday I may have to buy a couple of them and keep them in a large cube tank. How cool would that be?


Yeah, the Japanese Dragon is quite something!


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Old 01/05/2018, 07:40 PM   #2624
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Yeah, the Japanese Dragon is quite something!
For $6-800... really hard to even think about one at $2K


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For $6-800... really hard to even think about one at $2K
Not sure why they are charging that much. Not like they are something really hard to care for that they have to inflate the price to cover loses.


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