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#543029 01/16/2022 4:17 PM
by tim k
tim k
I am wanting to add some Florida's to my pond - one and a half acres. I found some 1.5 to 3 lb that I can purchase - Camelot Bell in Texas has them at $100 a fish - plus $400 delivery - Sounds super expensive to me - is that the going rate?

Thanks Tim
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#543140 Jan 18th a 06:48 PM
by Snipe
75$ a pound is market value for feed trained Bass, In fact my breeder SMB of a known DNA cost me 95$/lb and they are selling out every year from that facility, 2 years in advance.
Yes the 400$ is too high for transport. I charge 1.50/loaded mile, most in my area charge 2$/loaded mile, so 400 for a 90 mile drive is extreme.
Growing 100-200 fish from forage in a pond is one thing, trying to grow 25,000-50,000 in a crowded facility requires loads of equipment/time/labor/knowhow and the space to make it happen and if you can't make a living doing it then that source goes away and those left raise the price.
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#543044 Jan 16th a 06:45 PM
by Pat Williamson
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Tim I imagine the cost of feeding them is the reason. Put a lot of smaller ones in and surely some will survive
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#543261 Jan 21st a 05:08 PM
by FireIsHot
I avoided answering DD1's question to keep him from having a heart attack.

Dave, they've gone up a smidge.
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