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Old 11/26/2017, 10:16 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, 11:19 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.

Check carefully before you purchase.
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, 09:01 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, 05:48 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, 06:02 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, 08:35 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, 09:25 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, 10:44 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, 12:16 PM   #2609
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I have never seen or heard of these
I believe they are called common stripey

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