Price of puffers in your country

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Price of puffers in your country

Post by RedPeasant » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:42 am

I am just curious, how much do puffers cost in your country?

For my country: Singapore

Marine:
Dog-faced Puffer - $15 (all size)
Porcupine Puffer - $8 (small)

Others:
Mbu- $168
GSP -$1 - $1.20
F8-$ 0.80- $1
Dwarf - $0.80
Arrowhead - $18
Ceylon Puffer - $2
Tetraodon Sabahensis(most likely) - $28-$38
Juvenile Fahakas - $14-$16
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Re: Price of puffers in your country

Post by Homer » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:02 am

This should be interesting...

Country: Hong Kong

Farhaka: $87
Congo: $74
SAP: $10
Palembang: $8.70
C.irrubesco: $3.30
GSP: $0.80 - 1.20
F8: $0.80 - 1.20
Dwarf: $0.80 - 1.20
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Re: Price of puffers in your country

Post by j_wishbone » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:49 am

AUSTRALIA

all prices in AUD not US

MARINE
Porcupine: $60-90
Dog Face: $60-90
Valentini tobies: $40
Blue spot tobies: $40

BRACKISH
Banded Puffer: $45
Milk Spotted Puffer: $45

Smuggled GSP: $200
hahaha I saw one show up on classifieds once

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Re: Price of puffers in your country

Post by Homer » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:02 am

i never realised gsp's were illegal species to sell in Aus... but i must say prices seem quite steep, since porcs + dogfaces in HK cost: USD $7.60 - $20, while takifugu & stars N stripes sell for $3.20... although they are almost always labelled as f/w, same with gsp's + f8's
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Re: Price of puffers in your country

Post by j_wishbone » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:29 am

yup it sucks!

ive only ever seen 1 milk spotted here... and I gothim straight away

sold as a marine.. guess they can sell it a higher price if sold as marine

and its in low brackish now... doing pretty good still


yups

i guess puffers arent in demand in australia.. therefore there is very limited amount of puffers available in the trade

thus allows them to price it a real profitable level for them...

oh well.....

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Re: Price of puffers in your country

Post by side19 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:37 am

USA

MArine
Porcs- 80-100
S&S- 60
Saddle back toby-35
Blue spotted toby- 40

Brackish
GSP- 13
F8- 13 (5.17 at petco under freshwater. lol)

Fresh
DP- 5-6
Irrubesco- 8-10
Palembang- 60
Fang's- 13

these are just the prices i've seen in person around here (USD). the only reliable species i can find are DPs and GSPs, but there's been a sudden rush of F8s in all the LFS around me but they're being sold as fresh water. my mom got Ra at petco and when i went back they look to have the healthiest puffers out of any of the stores i've been to.
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Re: Price of puffers in your country

Post by puffertt77 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:02 am

England South East London
Mbu £60/£90
SAP £13.50p
Banded £13.50p
Red Eye Red Tail £7.50p
XL GPS £13.50p
Dog Face £40
Porky £40
Valentine £45
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Re: Price of puffers in your country

Post by mysifier » Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:14 am

ENGLAND (Manchester)

Red Eye Red Tail - £3.95, (US $5.56, AUS $8.67)
Box Fish - £40, (US $56, AUS $87)

Thats all I can find so far...we do have Dog face, Valentini and GSP's I'm not sure of the price
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Re: Price of puffers in your country

Post by Idontknow » Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:39 pm

Japan (Converted from Yen to USD)

These are the only ones I've seen out here. I haven't seen any adult giant puffers yet.

Dwarf 2.00
SAP 5.00
Fahaka 35.00 baby
Irrubesco 12.00
Mirius 30.00 baby
Arrowhead 30.00 baby


GSP 3.00
F8 3.00
Ceylon 36.00

Porc 30.00 - $70.00 (size)
Valentini 12.00
Dogface 35.00 baby
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Re: Price of puffers in your country

Post by Homer » Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:04 am

j_wishbone wrote:yup it sucks!

ive only ever seen 1 milk spotted here... and I gothim straight away

sold as a marine.. guess they can sell it a higher price if sold as marine

and its in low brackish now... doing pretty good still


yups

i guess puffers arent in demand in australia.. therefore there is very limited amount of puffers available in the trade

thus allows them to price it a real profitable level for them...

oh well.....
I think the prices may have something to do with the quarantine laws in Australia now that i come to think about it, since in Hong Kong puffers are pretty rare / un-common since most people have community tanks, not to mention that they are only ever sold as fish that help eat snails in planted tanks... at least thats what 99% of the shops in Hong Kong tell people...

But to be quite honest, there is only one shop that specializes in getting species like the Congo, Farhaka and MBU's... normally the rest of the shops just have an abundant of GSP's (sold as F/W), and dwarfs, and from time to time F8's...
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Re: Price of puffers in your country

Post by RedPeasant » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:02 am

From the posts, I think only singapore and hong kong get the puffers cheap. But $200 for a gsp is way overkill.

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Re: Price of puffers in your country

Post by j_wishbone » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:21 am

any type of puffers fresh brackish or marine are (as I read) illegal to be imported in Australia...

so the few that leaks in gets priced pretty darn good!!!!!


the dude who was privately selling it didnt even know what he was selling (the green spotted puffer anyways) .. he was selling it as fresh water as in other countries as well.. he was trying to pass them off as a fahaka haha..

he really had no idea...

yet he was able to get 200 for them... haha

i did see another pignose puffer once ... i believe that was 300? just a very rare occurence that pops up once in a blue moon!!!

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Re: Price of puffers in your country

Post by LilGreenPuffer » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:27 am

I paid $6 for each of my late GSPs, and about $3 for each of my DPs.
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Re: Price of puffers in your country

Post by BakeAT98.6° » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:10 pm

I paid $40. USD for my baby fahaka...

It was a little high, but I looked for over a year before finding him so the price was not an issue...
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Re: Price of puffers in your country

Post by Sponge bob » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:36 pm

All salt water puffers I seen at my LFS are
anywere from $40-80
Thats including S&S,Porc, Dog, etc
Valentini puffer:IDK I seen em

Fugu-$50
DP-$3-6
sap-$15
Hairy puffer-25
fahaka-$239(sick)
F8-$8
gsp-8
golden puffer-$800

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