Price Comparison between U.S. and Europe

Price Comparison between U.S. and Europe

Postby medtnerfan » Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:49 pm

I'm sure this has been done before, but it recently struck me how low the prices of ornamental fish and invertebrates in the U.S. is compared to over here. So, I compiled a list of what I would take to be the regular prices of several species of fish and inverts here in Ireland.

Elactinus oceanops: €15
Escenius bicolor: €15
Amphiprion ocellaris: €25
Amphiprion perideraion: €30
Premnas biaculeatus: €35
Pseudocheilinus hexataenia: €40
Synchiropus splendidus: €45
Gramma loreto: €50
Pseudochromis fridmani: €75
Hippocampus barbouri: €80
Hippocampus reidi: €85
Calloplesiops altivelis: €120

Turbo snails: €4.50
Hermit crabs: €3-€10
Fighting conch: €10
Peppermint shrimp: €12.50
Scarlet skunk cleaner shrimp: €25
Fire shrimp: €65
Triadcna clams: €80-€120
Diadema urchin: €30
Featherduster worm (any species): €25-€50

Keep in mind that the current exchange rate is €1:$1.25.
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Postby Peter Schmiedel » Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:13 am

Killian,

some these price are way to high for Germany and Benelux

Check: http://www.shop-meeresaquaristik.de/ind ... ische.html

or http://www.shop-meeresaquaristik.de/ind ... rtige.html
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Postby t2rev » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:12 pm

it seems that prices differ between ireland and the UK as well. off the top of my head, as ive not been paying much attention in LFS of late, so there are some blanks!

(ive left the Euro prices and added my £ sterling ones)

Elactinus oceanops: €15 £15-18
Escenius bicolor: €15
Amphiprion ocellaris: €25 £12-18
Amphiprion perideraion: €30 £12-25
Premnas biaculeatus: €35
Pseudocheilinus hexataenia: €40
Synchiropus splendidus: €45
Gramma loreto: €50
Pseudochromis fridmani: €75
Hippocampus barbouri: €80
Hippocampus reidi: €85
Calloplesiops altivelis: €120

Turbo snails: €4.50 £1.50-5
Hermit crabs: €3-€10 £2-8
Fighting conch: €10 £9
Peppermint shrimp: €12.50 £8-14
Scarlet skunk cleaner shrimp: €25 £8-14
Fire shrimp: €65 £20-30
Triadcna clams: €80-€120 £30-60
Diadema urchin: €30 £12-18
Featherduster worm (any species): €25-€50 £5-20

I'll also add:
Maricultured Acro/SPS: £39.99-69.99

if someone feels like being clever and putting it all in a spread sheet or comparison chart and doing the currency convertions aswell, then go for it!
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Postby Brad_D » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:58 pm

Those prices would be crazy high in the states. Check liveaquariua.com for a decent idea of how my local shops price their livestock.
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Postby medtnerfan » Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:19 pm

Ok, perhaps Ireland is more expensive than other European countries!
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Postby t2rev » Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:32 pm

possibly, also consider that the Irish demand for marines is likely to be much lower. i very much doubt that ireland has any direct trade routes or importers. therefore everything has to come in to the UK and be sold on. then take into account all the Euro/£ rate, it all suddenly gets expensive!
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