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What's a fair price for a botia dario

Posted By: Jeff in Calgary <stormbringer_78@hotmail.com>
Date: Friday, 9 July 2004, at 6:14 p.m.

I was just by PetSmart here in Calgary and found a lone botia dario in a tank of gouramis and corys. I asked about pricing and after a while they came back and told me that the loach was really a baby version of this other stripped tropical. The difference between these fish were quite amazing, they have different body shape, swim in the middle while the dario loached around the bottom for food and the big ones HAVE NO BARBELS!! The only thing in common was similar stripes.
They wanted $10.99 CDN for the big fish and therefore wanted the same for the loach, is this a reasonable price for a single botia dario?