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Went to Fish Factory on spur of the moment yesterday......they still had that female Jag (brought in by customer).....almost brought her home......BUT......she was nowhere near the 9"-11" size he stated......more like 6" max.....& he had her marked @ $70......WAAAYYYY more than I would pay for a 6" cichlid......& they had her in a 200GL tank w/ the following...Peacock Bass.....male Festae.....Argentea....Oscar.....Loisellei......& a few more good sized SA/CA cichlids I can't remember.....the male Festae wouldn't leave her alone, fighting constantly....I informed the guy I deal with that he ought to isolate her, as she had 1/2 her caudal fin bitten off.....then he asked me if I still wanted her......I told him that she wasn't in the best shape, she was nowhere near the size he quoted me, & that $70 was simply too high for that fish...so he asked me what I thought was a fair price....I told him $40 for a fish that size w/ fin damage......he didn't say anything, just ended the conversation......not too happy the way this went down.....I think he could have counter-offered.....may not be back there for a while.....not the only game in town, not really sure how he's turning money down, especially for a damaged fish. :pinch:

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Lammergeier replied the topic: Dammit

Damn, poor girl.

The guy probably just thinks that someone else will come along that will be willing to pay the full $70, and if the Festae kills her, that's where the 'oh it's just a fish' mentality kicks in.

I had a female jag lined up for myself but the idiots who were keeping her had her in with a flowerhorn that tore her lower jaw off before I could confirm the sale.
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jmunroe replied the topic: Re:Dammit

Oh that sucks. He shoulda counter offered... especially since the price you offered was probably 2 or 3 times the store credit they gave the customer that dropped it off, if he was lucky and got any at all.

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Poseidon2.0 replied the topic: Dammit

Sorry to hear that. That must be the Jag I saw last week, because it was in with two Oscars; didn't notice the peacock bass, maybe they added that one. That is a crazy price, You might check with Monster Pets, they often have Jags. Or I guess we should take a trip to the Aquarium Center next time they have Jags in.

@Lamm. Lost it's lower jaw?! That's terrible. Who are these people?
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Lammergeier replied the topic: Dammit

@Poseidon: The sorts of people that keep 2 oscars, 3 large plecos, a flowerhorn, a zonatus, 20 zonatus fry, a female jag and a few other cichlids I'm forgetting in a 6x2x1.5, then just cover up the tank and turn the lights off when the flowerhorn started fighting the others.

I'd been bugging the seller for a picture of the female jag for days and kept getting excuse after excuse, then finally: "I don't know how to tell you this but my brother went to take a photo of the jag last night. When he opened the lights the jag was missing her bottom jaw and died. I think it was the flower horn".

Sorry for the derail. I'll stop ranting about that^ I've been spewing vitriol about it everywhere since I heard about it.
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robham7770 replied the topic: Dammit

Patience Jack, you did not put the effort into raising Darth Sidious into the fish that he is to pair him with an inferior ill kept fish. You will find her, and we get to watch. Sorry it did not work out, but that was not the one.
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DBLN8 replied the topic: Dammit

When I read the title I thought something happened with the 2 RTM's, I agree with Rob you'll find him a top notch mate.
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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: Dammit

He did state he was gonna move her......I may stop in & see Perry, the manager, who I worked w/ @ Pets Plus many moons ago...he was there, but tied up w/ a big sale (corals, I think) so I didn't bug him. But $70 for a Jag of any size is nuts.....not exactly uncommon or rare species.

Shame, she did have nice color.......but then again, if this doesn't work out, then I'm stuck w/ a cichlid I don't have room for, not really wanting to set up another aquarium...my H2O bill is high enough.

THOSE WHO REFUSE KNOWLEDGE ARE DOOMED TO FAIL.

WATER CHANGES ARE THE LIFEBLOOD OF THIS HOBBY. IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE SO OR SIMPLY DON'T FEEL LIKE DOING THEM, RE-HOME YOUR FISH, SELL YOUR AQUARIUM & FIND ANOTHER HOBBY, AS YOU WILL FAIL UTTERLY, COMPLETELY, & MISERABLY.
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Dammit

I second norm inthougjt you were gonna say tou only have 1 rtm
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Rogue_Violetta replied the topic: Re:Dammit

Poor Jag. :(

I'm really beginning to hate some mentality's in the fish industry, mostly about selling fish. Quite depressing.

Here's hoping your chat with your friend works out!

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