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What is one of the colors on a clownfish? (hint there is a clownfish on the CR logo in the top left corner of the page.)

I got # 2 on my list, to get clowns!!!!!!!!!


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    Skyhigh - Reefkeeper
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    Default I got # 2 on my list, to get clowns!!!!!!!!!

    BIG PROPS TO TODD FOR A SUPER SWEET PAIR OF PLATINUM CLOWNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Im DIEING TO GET SOME PICS OF THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    What's number 1 and 3?
    "We shouldn't think of an environment where livestock can survive, we should ensure an environment where livestock can thrive."-Rabidgoose
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    # 1 amphiprion mccullochi

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    Where are the picks of the platniums? Those look nice, never heard of them?
    Why are they so expensive, if they are captive breed?
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    They are all white with colored fins.

    Quote Originally Posted by ReeferRob View Post
    Where are the picks of the platniums? Those look nice, never heard of them?
    Why are they so expensive, if they are captive breed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReeferRob View Post
    Where are the picks of the platniums? Those look nice, never heard of them?
    Why are they so expensive, if they are captive breed?
    You can see some pics of my Picasso juveniles here: http://fishtalpropagations.com/PicassoVariant.aspx

    The percentage of Platinum offspring from a Picasso pair is pretty small, maybe 5%? It varies with each batch. Since they are rare, the cost will be higher.

    I'm not sure if your last question refers to Platinums or captive bred fish in general. People need to realize that it costs money to breed fish in captivity.

    Most captive bred fish need to be raised, and fed, for 6-8 months before they are large enough to sell. This costs money and time.

    People also need to realize that CB fish are often a much better alternative to wild caught fish. CB fish are much better suited to life in captivity... healthier, more likely to eat prepared foods, and more docile. Paying a little bit more for a better fish seems like a better investment to me.

    The most important thing about buying captive bred fish is that it lowers the impact of the hobby on the natural environment. I'm not saying that we shouldn't support the collection of fish that are wild caught in a sustainable manner, just that we should consider purchasing fish that are raised in captivity rather than harvested and shipped around the world if at all possible. Even if it cost a few dollars more.

    Sorry for the rant. JMHO
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    Tal that female picasso is one of the nicer ones I've seen!

    This thread needs

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishtal View Post
    You can see some pics of my Picasso juveniles here: http://fishtalpropagations.com/PicassoVariant.aspx

    The percentage of Platinum offspring from a Picasso pair is pretty small, maybe 5%? It varies with each batch. Since they are rare, the cost will be higher.

    I'm not sure if your last question refers to Platinums or captive bred fish in general. People need to realize that it costs money to breed fish in captivity.

    Most captive bred fish need to be raised, and fed, for 6-8 months before they are large enough to sell. This costs money and time.

    People also need to realize that CB fish are often a much better alternative to wild caught fish. CB fish are much better suited to life in captivity... healthier, more likely to eat prepared foods, and more docile. Paying a little bit more for a better fish seems like a better investment to me.

    The most important thing about buying captive bred fish is that it lowers the impact of the hobby on the natural environment. I'm not saying that we shouldn't support the collection of fish that are wild caught in a sustainable manner, just that we should consider purchasing fish that are raised in captivity rather than harvested and shipped around the world if at all possible. Even if it cost a few dollars more.

    Sorry for the rant. JMHO
    Hey Tal, gorgeous fish.

    In my post I was commenting on the pics of the platinums. And the cost for the other clowns Bryan has on his list.

    I definitely understand and am very aware of the vast benefits and hard work and time that goes into breeding these beautiful fish. And especially appreciate the efforts breeders like yourself are putting forth to lessen the impact on the environment and to better educate our hobby!

    But $3000.00 is just plan nuts, no matter which way you look at it.
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    Those platinums go for $3000!

    We're all going to say we knew Tal when.... phrases like the "fish breeder's porsche" come to mind...
    Last edited by jimsflies; 05-20-2010 at 08:12 AM.

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    No the McCullochi go for $3Gs.....
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