Close enough in what respect Richard? I've had griffithi and found it to be not even remotely like blassi/cordata, and 21 dollars vs three dollars isn't very close either, (although when I had griffithi I sold them for three dollars as well) Keep checking aquabid. I think you can do a lot better than 21 dollars for BLASSI. Lowcoaster sells them once in a while too for 7 or 8 dollars I think. My Blassi/cordata have come from Oriental Aquarium for the last eight years.Aquabid usually has a decent supply of all but the rarest crypts and I note they while there's no blassii or cordata today there is C. "griffithi". Close enough.