Sunday, March 22, 2009

Fancy fish trade booming in Iraq

Wanna know how things are going in Iraq? Ask around about sales of pet fish.

According to the LA Times:
Fish shop owner Qassam Amiri looks at his tanks of orange, blue, and yellow species - with names like lionhead, red cub, and baby face. In the past six months, he has witnessed a steady climb in business. Some Iraqis will pay as much as $100 or $200 per fish.
I guess this means things are getting better. People have more money to spend, and they're spending it on pets. Not just fish--birds, cats and even snakes are being snapped up, with Siamese cats fetching up to $1600 each.

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