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#1 Chris Perth

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 09:29 AM

Auction Roundup
 
Firstly my congratulations to the committee for their foresight in trying to encourage more Cichlid Lots by reducing the commission on Cichlid sales to 5% and reinforce the Club ethos of Care, Husbandry and preservation of Cichlids
 
The PCS Auction and AGM on 1st Aug 17 was attended by approx. 55 members and guests. The atmosphere was still a little flat similar to the previous auction (this is of course my subjective view) and as Mike has previously pointed out there were some newer and younger people in attendance. Lots offered were again excellent though there was a number of duplicated lots which I think resulted in lower prices all round. PLEASE NOTE: numbers and percentages in brackets refer to the previous auction and are provided for comparison. Overall prices were well down on previous Auctions which could be the result of many factors AGM, Winter, large number of duplicate lots etc etc
 
Here are the stats for those who like them. A total of 143 lots went under the hammer from an original list of 147.  (There were four scratched/lots withdrawn) Here is a break up of Lots by number and percentage of total. For the second consecutive auction Lots were passed in, being four Plant Lots that were passed in with no bids being received or did not meet Reserve.
 

 



 

TYPE                                     Number of Lots          % of Total                              
Book/Mag                             2                                 1.40
 Catfish                                 18                              12.59
 Cichlids                                59                              41.26
 Non Cichlids                        11                               7.69
 Other                                     7                                4.90
 Plants                                   38                              26.57
 Shrimp                                 7                                 4.90
 Snails                                    1                                 0.70
 Total Fish                          70                                 48.95
 Total Fish&Catfish          88                                   61.54
 Total                                  143                              100.00
 
 
* Sub-total of all fish not part of overall total.
** All items not categorised as above.
 
Chichlids, Catfish and Cichlid Books/Mags, made up 55% (43% ) of Lots on offer and Non-Cichlids, Plants, Shrimp and Snails made up 40% (47% n) of Lots on offer. The remaining 5% was made up of Other items (Food, pumps, accessories etc.). Obviously the Committees strategy is working as for the first time since I have been doing the Auction Roundup Chichlids, Catfish and Cichlid Books/Mags has made up more than 50% of the Lots and exceeded Non-Cichlids, Plants, Shrimp and Snail Lots
 
Being a Cichlid Society I have included tables which are cichlid specific.
 
Breakup of Cichlid Lots.
 
   Cichlid Lots             Number of Lots          % of Total
 Tanganyikan                        20                           33.9
 Malawi                                 33                           55.9
 Victoria                                  2                           3.4
 Central /Sth American        4                            6.8
 African                                   0                             0.0
 Total                                       59                         100.0
 
 
 
Top selling Malawis: (based on cost per fish)
 
Description                                                                                         Lot Price                                                   Ave each
5 x Otopharynx Lithobates "Sulphur crest" 5cm                        $ 55.00                                               $         11.00
3 x Placidochromis Phenochilus Mdoka "White Lip" 4-5cm    $ 60.00                                                $         20.00
5 x Pseudotropheus sp. "Williamsi North" @ 5 cm Spilo         $ 50.00                                                $         10.00
4x Lethrinop sp. Red Cap (Itungi) - 5cm                                     $ 65.00                                                  $         16.25
3 x Placidochromis Phenochilus Mdoka "White Lip" 4-5cm    $ 30.00                                                $         10.00
3 x Neolamprologus similis @ 2cm                                              $ 40.00                                                 $         13.33
1 x Pair Nimbochromis Fuscotaeniatus 9cm                             $ 30.00                                                    $         15.00
 
 
Top selling Tanganyikans:
 
 Description                                                                                           Lot Price                                     Ave each
 
 4x Xenotilapia bathyphilus Kekese @ 4-5 cm                       $         120.00                            $     30.00
6 x Tropheus moorii "Kasakalawe" SGCF                                $         150.00                                     $     25.00
6 x Tropheus brichardi "Canary Cheek" SGCF                           $         120.00                                 $     20.00
4x Xenotilapia bathyphilus Kekese @ 4-5 cm                         $         180.00                          $     45.00
1 x Altolamprologus compressiceps "gold comp" male 9cm   $           45.00                        $     45.00
6 x Lamprologus Ocellatus"Blue" @ 3cm                                  $         130.00                          $     21.67
         
 
 
All of the others:
 
 Description                                                                                             Lot Price                                               Ave each
 2 x Symphysodon Discus                                                                         $           55.00                                   $     27.50
1 x Pair Hoplarcus Psittacus - True parrot cichlid 7-8cm                $         150.00                                   $     75.00
1 x Pair Mikrogeophagus Ramirezi 3-4cm                                         $           30.00                                   $     15.00
 
 
This Auction saw a smaller number of donations for the Stuart Grant Fund with only 9 Lots,
Chen and Bigjohnnofish again topped the list and welcome to Spilo with 17 lots being the next highest.  Looks like hes had a Tang clearout with 8 Tang Lots being 40% of the total Tang Lots on offer. And if I hadnt been staying up in Perth I would have been taking the Blue Occies back to Bunbury with me.
 
 
NAME                             No of Lots              %
 chen                                27                        18.88
bigjohnnofish                 27                        18.88
 Spilo                                17                        11.89
sjconsen                          11                          7.69
stormfyre                        11                          7.69
 Mac                                  9                            6.29
 Sendmeister                   9                            6.29
 Donations                       9                           6.29
 poncho                            7                            4.90
bostave                            4                            2.80
 Mr Red                            5                             3.50
 Mr Blue                           3                             2.10
 Cherax                             2                             1.40
 Mattia                              1                              0.70
 Chocky                            1                               0.70
 Total                             143                             100.00
 
 
 
The most expensive individual fish of the night were 1 x Pair Hoplarcus Psittacus - True parrot cichlid 7-8cm for $150 or $75 each, and 2 x Leporacanthicus (L007) "vampire pleco" 4-6cm which went for $50
 
The most expensive lot was $180 for 4x Xenotilapia bathyphilus Kekese @ 4-5 cm i.e. $45 per fish by all accounts this was a bargain.
 
Apart from 1 bag of feeder guppies the quality stock averaged just over $3.50 ($7.00) a fish with the highest being $4.50 ($12.50) per fish for a bag of 2 x pairs Poecilia reticulata "purple moscows" 3-5cm MF Average price was down by half on the previous auction
 
 
Description                                                                                                    Lot Price                       Ave Each
2 x pairs Poecilia reticulata "albino sunsets" 3-5cm MF               $           12.00                 $       3.00
2 x pairs Poecilia reticulata "blue lace" 3-5cm MF                         $           15.00                 $       3.75
2 x pairs Poecilia reticulata "red snakeskins" 3-5cm MF               $           15.00                 $       3.75
2 x pairs Poecilia reticulata "albino platinum" 3-5cm MF               $           15.00               $       3.75
2 x pairs Poecilia reticulata "purple moscows" 3-5cm MF              $           18.00               $       4.50
2 x pairs Poecilia reticulata "blonde endlers" 3-5cm MF               $           10.00                $       2.50
2 x pairs Poecilia reticulata "blue scarlet endlers" 3-4cm MF       $           10.00                 $       2.50
 
 
Shrimp Lots were down as were the prices again popular and apart from ninjas all got good prices with a bag of 4 x Caridina cantonensis Crystal Red shrimps (2M2F) 1.5-2 cm going for $40 or $10.00 per shrimp. All prices were down considerably on the previous auction.
 
 
Description                                                                                                                 Lot Price                         Ave Each
10 x Carolina sp. Gulf 1 - Darwin Red nose shrimp - 1-2cm                    $           40.00                $       4.00
10 x Caridina cantonensis Crystal Red shrimps A-S grade 1 cm              $           60.00                $       6.00
10 x Caridina cantonensis Crystal Red shrimps A-S grade 1 cm               $           60.00               $       6.00
4 x Caridina cantonensis Crystal Red shrimps (2M2F) 1.5-2 cm             $           40.00                $     10.00
10 x Carolina sp. Gulf 1 - Darwin Red nose shrimp - 1-2cm                     $           40.00               $       4.00
 
 
Plants there were 38 Lots (an decrease of 20% on last auction), No star of the show this time as they were passed in and average Lot price was down to $11
 
I am in the process of setting up Graphs for separate Species and will hopefully be able to post these later
I post this for the people that were not able to get there.


Edited by Chris Perth, 05 August 2017 - 08:01 AM.


#2 ice

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 09:47 AM

Holy crap some bargains were had, cant believe the Xenos and vampire plecs went so cheap!



#3 AfricaFan

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 12:42 PM

Thanks for the awesome auction guys, I now have new colonies of xenos and ocellatus!!



#4 Living Pictures

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 01:17 AM

ok guys 

 

Can someone please explain how to increase the font size easily so i can read this?

 

cheers



#5 moses123

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 10:27 AM

Either hold 'Ctrl' and scroll up using your mouse to zoom in or copy and paste the text into a word document and increase the font size next time.

Quoted and increase font size.

 

Auction Roundup
 
Firstly my congratulations to the committee for their foresight in trying to encourage more Cichlid Lots by reducing the commission on Cichlid sales to 5% and reinforce the Club ethos of Care, Husbandry and preservation of Cichlids
 
The PCS Auction and AGM on 1st Aug 17 was attended by approx. 55 members and guests. The atmosphere was still a little flat similar to the previous auction (this is of course my subjective view) and as Mike has previously pointed out there were some newer and younger people in attendance. Lots offered were again excellent though there was a number of duplicated lots which I think resulted in lower prices all round. PLEASE NOTE: numbers and percentages in brackets refer to the previous auction and are provided for comparison. Overall prices were well down on previous Auctions which could be the result of many factors AGM, Winter, large number of duplicate lots etc etc
 
Here are the stats for those who like them. A total of 143 lots went under the hammer from an original list of 147.  (There were four scratched/lots withdrawn) Here is a break up of Lots by number and percentage of total. For the second consecutive auction Lots were passed in, being four Plant Lots that were passed in with no bids being received or did not meet Reserve.
 
 


 

TYPE                                     Number of Lots          % of Total                              
Book/Mag                             2                                 1.40
 Catfish                                 18                              12.59
 Cichlids                                59                              41.26
 Non Cichlids                        11                               7.69
 Other                                     7                                4.90
 Plants                                   38                              26.57
 Shrimp                                 7                                 4.90
 Snails                                    1                                 0.70
 Total Fish                          70                                 48.95
 Total Fish&Catfish          88                                   61.54
 Total                                  143                              100.00
 
 
* Sub-total of all fish not part of overall total.
** All items not categorised as above.
 
Chichlids, Catfish and Cichlid Books/Mags, made up 55% (43% ) of Lots on offer and Non-Cichlids, Plants, Shrimp and Snails made up 40% (47% n) of Lots on offer. The remaining 5% was made up of Other items (Food, pumps, accessories etc.). Obviously the Committees strategy is working as for the first time since I have been doing the Auction Roundup Chichlids, Catfish and Cichlid Books/Mags has made up more than 50% of the Lots and exceeded Non-Cichlids, Plants, Shrimp and Snail Lots
 
Being a Cichlid Society I have included tables which are cichlid specific.
 
Breakup of Cichlid Lots.
 
   Cichlid Lots             Number of Lots          % of Total
 Tanganyikan                        20                           33.9
 Malawi                                 33                           55.9
 Victoria                                  2                           3.4
 Central /Sth American        4                            6.8
 African                                   0                             0.0
 Total                                       59                         100.0
 
 
 
Top selling Malawis: (based on cost per fish)
 
Description                                                                                         Lot Price                                                   Ave each
5 x Otopharynx Lithobates "Sulphur crest" 5cm                        $ 55.00                                               $         11.00
3 x Placidochromis Phenochilus Mdoka "White Lip" 4-5cm    $ 60.00                                                $         20.00
5 x Pseudotropheus sp. "Williamsi North" @ 5 cm Spilo         $ 50.00                                                $         10.00
4x Lethrinop sp. Red Cap (Itungi) - 5cm                                     $ 65.00                                                  $         16.25
3 x Placidochromis Phenochilus Mdoka "White Lip" 4-5cm    $ 30.00                                                $         10.00
3 x Neolamprologus similis @ 2cm                                              $ 40.00                                                 $         13.33
1 x Pair Nimbochromis Fuscotaeniatus 9cm                             $ 30.00                                                    $         15.00
 
 
Top selling Tanganyikans:
 
 Description                                                                                           Lot Price                                     Ave each
 
 4x Xenotilapia bathyphilus Kekese @ 4-5 cm                       $         120.00                            $     30.00
6 x Tropheus moorii "Kasakalawe" SGCF                                $         150.00                                     $     25.00
6 x Tropheus brichardi "Canary Cheek" SGCF                           $         120.00                                 $     20.00
4x Xenotilapia bathyphilus Kekese @ 4-5 cm                         $         180.00                          $     45.00
1 x Altolamprologus compressiceps "gold comp" male 9cm   $           45.00                        $     45.00
6 x Lamprologus Ocellatus"Blue" @ 3cm                                  $         130.00                          $     21.67
         
 
 
All of the others:
 
 Description                                                                                             Lot Price                                               Ave each
 2 x Symphysodon Discus                                                                         $           55.00                                   $     27.50
1 x Pair Hoplarcus Psittacus - True parrot cichlid 7-8cm                $         150.00                                   $     75.00
1 x Pair Mikrogeophagus Ramirezi 3-4cm                                         $           30.00                                   $     15.00
 
 
This Auction saw a smaller number of donations for the Stuart Grant Fund with only 9 Lots,
Chen and Bigjohnnofish again topped the list and welcome to Spilo with 17 lots being the next highest.  Looks like hes had a Tang clearout with 8 Tang Lots being 40% of the total Tang Lots on offer. And if I hadnt been staying up in Perth I would have been taking the Blue Occies back to Bunbury with me.
 
 
NAME                             No of Lots              %
 chen                                27                        18.88
bigjohnnofish                 27                        18.88
 Spilo                                17                        11.89
sjconsen                          11                          7.69
stormfyre                        11                          7.69
 Mac                                  9                            6.29
 Sendmeister                   9                            6.29
 Donations                       9                           6.29
 poncho                            7                            4.90
bostave                            4                            2.80
 Mr Red                            5                             3.50
 Mr Blue                           3                             2.10
 Cherax                             2                             1.40
 Mattia                              1                              0.70
 Chocky                            1                               0.70
 Total                             143                             100.00
 
 
 
The most expensive individual fish of the night were 1 x Pair Hoplarcus Psittacus - True parrot cichlid 7-8cm for $150 or $75 each, and 2 x Leporacanthicus (L007) "vampire pleco" 4-6cm which went for $50
 
The most expensive lot was $180 for 4x Xenotilapia bathyphilus Kekese @ 4-5 cm i.e. $45 per fish by all accounts this was a bargain.
 
Apart from 1 bag of feeder guppies the quality stock averaged just over $3.50 ($7.00) a fish with the highest being $4.50 ($12.50) per fish for a bag of 2 x pairs Poecilia reticulata "purple moscows" 3-5cm MF Average price was down by half on the previous auction
 
 
Description                                                                                                    Lot Price                       Ave Each
2 x pairs Poecilia reticulata "albino sunsets" 3-5cm MF               $           12.00                 $       3.00
2 x pairs Poecilia reticulata "blue lace" 3-5cm MF                         $           15.00                 $       3.75
2 x pairs Poecilia reticulata "red snakeskins" 3-5cm MF               $           15.00                 $       3.75
2 x pairs Poecilia reticulata "albino platinum" 3-5cm MF               $           15.00               $       3.75
2 x pairs Poecilia reticulata "purple moscows" 3-5cm MF              $           18.00               $       4.50
2 x pairs Poecilia reticulata "blonde endlers" 3-5cm MF               $           10.00                $       2.50
2 x pairs Poecilia reticulata "blue scarlet endlers" 3-4cm MF       $           10.00                 $       2.50
 
 
Shrimp Lots were down as were the prices again popular and apart from ninjas all got good prices with a bag of 4 x Caridina cantonensis Crystal Red shrimps (2M2F) 1.5-2 cm going for $40 or $10.00 per shrimp. All prices were down considerably on the previous auction.
 
 
Description                                                                                                                 Lot Price                         Ave Each
10 x Carolina sp. Gulf 1 - Darwin Red nose shrimp - 1-2cm                    $           40.00                $       4.00
10 x Caridina cantonensis Crystal Red shrimps A-S grade 1 cm              $           60.00                $       6.00
10 x Caridina cantonensis Crystal Red shrimps A-S grade 1 cm               $           60.00               $       6.00
4 x Caridina cantonensis Crystal Red shrimps (2M2F) 1.5-2 cm             $           40.00                $     10.00
10 x Carolina sp. Gulf 1 - Darwin Red nose shrimp - 1-2cm                     $           40.00               $       4.00
 
 
Plants there were 38 Lots (an decrease of 20% on last auction), No star of the show this time as they were passed in and average Lot price was down to $11
 
I am in the process of setting up Graphs for separate Species and will hopefully be able to post these later
I post this for the people that were not able to get there.

 



#6 Living Pictures

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 12:52 AM

thank you very nuch moses123 :)



#7 Chris Perth

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 08:06 AM

Sorry All don't quite know what happened to original post re font size - I have since edited and increased font size. Sorry Suze



#8 stewie17

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 06:55 PM

The disadvantages of living in the country, would love to have some of those fish in my collection, never mind no harm in dreaming.






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