More options can often mean more confusion, but it doesn’t have to when it comes to purchasing tropical fish. There are now a plethora of ways to get such fish–from the internet to local markets to larger specialty stores–meaning also in part that even more species can be found. These fish of course vary widely in price: a rare soapfish can cost thousands of dollars while several types of butterfly fish can be under 40.
Knowing the right price for a fish can often be difficult. But the internet has made it easier to do some background research before you decide to take the plunge.Didn’t catch that? This explains it. Make sure you are buying from a reputable buyer–most larger fish stores have a reputation to protect and will want to do the best they can. But if something smells fishy–if a price is too low, if the fish looks diseased, or if you feel undue pressure to buy something–don’t be afraid to look elsewhere for fish that are more competitively priced and better in quality. Because of the internet information is more readily available, so it is easier to compare prices and species and to know when you are getting a fair deal.