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If Neurergus are so rare why are they so cheap?

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Near and Middle Eastern Newts (Neurergus) Arguably the most beautiful newts in the world, this Asian genus is highly desired by many hobbyists.

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Why are the Neuregus cost so little if they are so rare?



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Default Re: If Neurergus are so rare why are they so cheap?

What price have you seen them for?



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$50-60



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Default Re: If Neurergus are so rare why are they so cheap?

if i bred them i would offer them at a cheap price due to keeping the species going and not for greed i think this is what other people do as well with a few exceptions



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Default Re: If Neurergus are so rare why are they so cheap?

They are rare in their native ranges, but commonly bred, at least in small numbers. Like axolotls, but on a smaller scale



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There are several breeders of Neurergus, and the offspring are fairly easy to raise. Price depends on how many are bred, not so much on how common/rare the newt is in the wild.

In another thread you asked why it's so hard to find Cynops pyrrhogaster in the US. They are somewhat difficult to raise, and because they are considered "common" very few breeders are interested in working with them.



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Default Re: If Neurergus are so rare why are they so cheap?

Also, it's a matter of price perspective. You see that as cheap, whereas my family sees that as expensive



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