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I cant believe that it is within the rules on eBay?
eBay.co.uk at least seem to be very strict about animal listings, even to the point they wont let you sell anything which is not on their lists and adverts for animals tend to disappear very quickly. I have reported stuff to eBay in the past before with good results.
Past examples have been axolotls and tree frogs.
Also, $500 is just crazy money for something with a couple months to live.
Wonder if the winning buyer will end up here looking for info?
" can you speak rhinocerous? why, of course-orous, and do !"
The whole thing about selling these animals is crazy. I know of reef keepers who buy them after being told that they only eat one type of shrimp (of course, the kind for sale at that particular shop), and so are safe with everything else. Then they call me when the little bugger has wiped out their entire peppermint shrimp colony, as well as the seahorses, etc.
Ditto, I got a very succinct reply... anyone want to guess which two letters they were? Amazing that someone who claims to have been in the aquarium trade for 15 years can continue the what-I-can't-hear-you-my-fingers-are-in-my-ears approach to 'caring for' animals.