Comparison of fish prices USA - UK
by, 06-27-2012 at 08:02 PM (376 Views)
I was sent a link to a US mail order aquatics company by a friend who thought it would be funny after I told him how much fish cost us here in the UK. I thought I would write a small piece to compare prices of a few fish etc just because its 0235 and I still can't sleep.
So there are 5 pictures above of fish commonly available in the US and UK. The Flame Angel costs $43.99 in the US and $124.44 in the UK. That's a big mark up by anyones measure. The Green Mandarin is a better buy for us at $41.98 compared to only $10.49 in America. At $37.32 in Britain the Firefish is a popular little fish despite it's suicidal tendancies, in the US it's only $10.39. Now the Pyjama is one of my favourite fish and at $21.76 is pretty good value for money, again it's only $8.79 in America. The Green Clown goby is a cracking little fish and at $6.79 well worth the money but it costs us $20.20. Even things like Clown Fish, we pay $27.98 compared to $13.59 and we have breeders here that churn out Clowns by their thousand, TMC produces a lot of them but they are quite expensive for us.
Another big difference is live rock, 45lb or Fiji live rock might set you back $107.99 but will cost us about $265.00 I guess what it comes down to is that if you have a spare Garage with a small flat above it and you don't mind a Scottish cripple living in it rent free I can have airline tickets tomorrow and my first tank set up within the week. Obviously I'm joking but I'm very jealous of you guys. For the same money I would spend on a 2 foot cube you guys could build an 8 foot reef.
Thanks for reading. Any spelling mistakes are due to lack of sleep.