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  1. Hey guys, So i have seen and heard a lot from people and users from this forum, and most will go by the general consensus that all LFS are overpriced. As the number of Local Fish Stores is on the gradual decline in south east queensland, its is becoming more and more of a concern. Larger chain stores are constantly opening up and driving the little guys further and further into the possibility of shutting down. What could this mean for the hobby? im really not sure, but i have a pretty good idea. Some of the big wholesalers and not forgetting those smaller ones sometimes stock rarer and harder to get species (more so on the side of tropical fish) but what happens when the number of local fish stores is too small for a wholesaler to justify stocking and importing those rarer species? needless to say i feel that the importation of some of the rarer apistogrammas for sale will drop to nothing. have you ever seen wild caught borelli, wild caught Tefe at a petbarn? of course not, and thats something we could loose. I went for a look around some stores recently, and its good to see some doing so well.. Living Reef aquarium in burleigh is looking great, although its not a massive shop, and if you dont like discus you'll probably try to find the nearest exit it is still worth the visit. The revamped aquarium warehouse is looking ok, fish prices are what i would expect them to be, just seems to be lacking in dry goods. I tried to ask myself why was there a lack of dry goods... It seems that the online giants of underpricing and moving dry goods in bulk have driven the expected price of dry goods down so low, that a local fish store cannot justify price matching. Gold Coast Pet Centre has seen better days, and i fear for the future of the aquarium section. EFC is always a good one to have a squizz at, and if you fancy speaking to kevin and raymond for a good couple of hours its well worth the visit. i personally wouldn't go anywhere else for Americans. Smiths is good, i love the shop and the overall presentation of the shop, fish might be a little pricey but you will always get what you pay for (classic example of shop vs ol' mates fish from gumtree) Nielsens marine mates is good for marine (its in the name) but not a whole lot in store for the freshies (which makes me sad, but you cant have everything) I have not been to many LFS lately but all of them seem to be struggling (even though it may not seem that way). Local fish stores have near enough always aimed towards the hobbyist, selling only aquarium goods which is a pretty select market if targeting the general public. I feel now the gap between the LFS and the hobbyist is becoming larger and larger, as a LFS targets the public in order to keep its doors open. I Would be interested to see what most of you think of this, your experience with many LFS and what you think this dying (sorry) industry has in stall for all of us fish mongers.
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  4. has anyone experienced of their breeding pair angel fight each other??? my breeding pair kept fighting non stop since i change the layout of their tank, (remove all the gravels, put new plant in and change to a sponge filter), but they do still lay eggs and stuffs, nothing change except FIGHT!! cant figure out how to stop them, had tried took the male out and put it back in, nothign changed.... cheers manho
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  6. I am looking at selling some fish soon but I'm not sure what they are worth. I don't want to rip any one off, but i don't wont to be short changed either. I have: 2 chocolates - one around 10cm and the other around 13cm 6 gold sevs between 10 and 15cm 6 6-bar Burundi fronts all around 9 to 10cm 2 cuckoo about 12 cm Thanks Jason
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