I bet you don't have this one!!!??

Saltcity

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dkle

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Is it yours? If so, I would LOVE to learn about your set up and how you can get your hands on one.
 

Saltcity

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No, it's not mine. I took that pic at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa.
That thing is crazy lookin in person!
 

petpoor

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Nice picture, sometime in late August I will be going back to the Tampa Aquarium. Cool place and they have some new exhibit now don't they ??? showing different styles of home aquariums or something, got an email from them but accidentally deleted it :(

Tom
 

thor32766

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Yeah they have those at sea world orlando in the terrors of the deep area. Its funny watching people look at the tank and saw theres nothing in there and the horses are right in front of their face!
 

Saltcity

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7510316#post7510316 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by petpoor
Nice picture, sometime in late August I will be going back to the Tampa Aquarium. Cool place and they have some new exhibit now don't they ??? showing different styles of home aquariums or something, got an email from them but accidentally deleted it :(

Tom

It was under construction when we went in March so they probably are done by now....
 

pco1988

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Re: nice

Re: nice

<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7509061#post7509061 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by imbuggin
sure is a nice specimen. It should be considering they sell for $25,000- $30,000.

Acually not trying to be a pain in the butt, but they sell for $4,000 each.

Philip
 

imbuggin

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Re: Re: nice

Re: Re: nice

<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7525448#post7525448 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by pco1988
Acually not trying to be a pain in the butt, but they sell for $4,000 each.

Philip

show me where philip;) .I am not even sure if it is legal to sell them. Importing and collecting them is definately illegal unless they are in public displays with proper permits.. Where have you seen any for $4000? The only place I have seen them for sale was japan and in the price range I was talking about.
 

Nathan4Wvu

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They do not cost that much a local petstore got one in for a guy in my area. If you look in tha large tanks forum there is an artical about him. He is just some rich guy that has no clue about the hobby he just pays people to set up his tanks and maintance them.

Any way he has it in one of his tanks at one of his car dealerships. If thats not enough when he build his house he had it build around a 5000gallon tank so i don't think money is an issue for this guy lol
 

natep206

Blenniella chrysospilos
the seattle aquarium and the maui aquarium center have them...(only ones ive been to latly) they're so nice!
 

woodywoo

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I've talked to a Few workers at Public Aquariums like Tennesse and Georiga Aquariums and Yes they are about $3,500 a pop. Most don't live more than a month in aquariums.
 

kyliegirl

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not to be a tighy about this but technically leafy sea dragons are illegal to capture and export in australia. They are classed as an endangered species, and are strictly protected, their natural environment is being destroyed and more and more are dissapearing.


http://www.mbayaq.org/efc/living_species/default.asp?hOri=1&inhab=415

it is very dissapointing to hear a "rich" person grabbing such a fragile and endangered creature which couldve possible been smuggled from australia, only encouraging the downfall of one of the worlds most fascinating creatures.

As beatiful as they are, sadly, noone has ever been able to breed them in captivity, therefore they dont belong in captivity.

(The leafy sea dragon is an endangered species, in 1991 WA Fisheries in Western Australia declared it a 'totally protected species', and it became the official conservation symbol of southern Australian waters)

http://www.fish.wa.gov.au/docs/pub/fishcards/seadragon.php?0101

http://www.earlham.edu/~warreem/seadragons.htm
 

imbuggin

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thanks

thanks

<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7544643#post7544643 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by kyliegirl
not to be a tighy about this but technically leafy sea dragons are illegal to capture and export in australia. They are classed as an endangered species, and are strictly protected, their natural environment is being destroyed and more and more are dissapearing.


http://www.mbayaq.org/efc/living_species/default.asp?hOri=1&inhab=415

it is very dissapointing to hear a "rich" person grabbing such a fragile and endangered creature which couldve possible been smuggled from australia, only encouraging the downfall of one of the worlds most fascinating creatures.

As beatiful as they are, sadly, noone has ever been able to breed them in captivity, therefore they dont belong in captivity.

(The leafy sea dragon is an endangered species, in 1991 WA Fisheries in Western Australia declared it a 'totally protected species', and it became the official conservation symbol of southern Australian waters)

http://www.fish.wa.gov.au/docs/pub/fishcards/seadragon.php?0101

http://www.earlham.edu/~warreem/seadragons.htm

Thank you, I thought that was the case.
 
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