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Cakebaker13
07/23/2016, 05:41 PM
Hey, So I'm looking to get my first zoanthid for my tank. I have heard about trading/selling frags after you propagate a good colony. Since I don't have access yet to the trading part of ReefCentral I was wondering how that works.

Is it better to have an exotic/rare zoanthid when it comes to trading? Using the online coral dealers, how do I know what is a rare zoanthid vs the zoanthid being overpriced?

Also, what do I need to have before I buy my first zoanthid? I assume a dip. Anything else?
What is the best dip? CoralRx or Seachem Reef Dip?

juniorrocketdad
07/23/2016, 05:44 PM
Coral rx or revive by two little fishes work good, the only way to know what a zoanthid is worth is to memorize color paterns but I wouldn't worry about selling for a while, zoa thuds have a deadly toxin in them so make sure you research b4 u do nything

Cakebaker13
07/23/2016, 06:09 PM
Coral rx or revive by two little fishes work good, the only way to know what a zoanthid is worth is to memorize color paterns but I wouldn't worry about selling for a while, zoa thuds have a deadly toxin in them so make sure you research b4 u do nything

So, is Coral Rx or Revive better than seachem?

And where would you suggest I do the research? Are you saying some strains of zoas have a bad toxin, or I have to do research to make sure other corals in my tank won't be affected by the zoa?

that Fish Guy
07/23/2016, 09:38 PM
Hey, So I'm looking to get my first zoanthid for my tank. I have heard about trading/selling frags after you propagate a good colony. Since I don't have access yet to the trading part of ReefCentral I was wondering how that works.

Is it better to have an exotic/rare zoanthid when it comes to trading? Using the online coral dealers, how do I know what is a rare zoanthid vs the zoanthid being overpriced?

Also, what do I need to have before I buy my first zoanthid? I assume a dip. Anything else?
What is the best dip? CoralRx or Seachem Reef Dip?

If you Click on the Link Below it will Give you Lots of Tips on Zoanthid Care.

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2581813

The Best Dip is Bayer.

that Fish Guy
07/23/2016, 09:43 PM
Hey, So I'm looking to get my first zoanthid for my tank. I have heard about trading/selling frags after you propagate a good colony. Since I don't have access yet to the trading part of ReefCentral I was wondering how that works.

Is it better to have an exotic/rare zoanthid when it comes to trading? Using the online coral dealers, how do I know what is a rare zoanthid vs the zoanthid being overpriced?

Also, what do I need to have before I buy my first zoanthid? I assume a dip. Anything else?
What is the best dip? CoralRx or Seachem Reef Dip?

Rarer Zoanthids are more Preferred because they are Rarer, More Desirable, Less People have them, and you can Sell them for More Money.

To Learn that you Just have to Learn the Market.

Look at Prices at Frag Swaps
Look at Prices at your LFS
Look at Prices Online
Look at Prices on eBay
Look at Prices on Facebook Auctions

Knowing the Market can take Time and it won't happen overnight.

Study, Study, Study

Your Best Bet would be to Hit Up Every Frag Swap you can as Corals are alot more Expensive Online and at the LFS than they are at Frag Swaps.

So Frag Swaps give you the Best Idea of what Corals Really Sell for unless you want to Deal in the Super High End (Stuff that is Hundreds to Thousands of Dollars a Polyp) that stuff is all Online.

Hope that Helps.

that Fish Guy
07/23/2016, 09:46 PM
So, is Coral Rx or Revive better than seachem?

And where would you suggest I do the research? Are you saying some strains of zoas have a bad toxin, or I have to do research to make sure other corals in my tank won't be affected by the zoa?

Use Bayer.

There is no reason not to.

1. It is the Most Effective Dip against Pests.
2. It is the Least Stressful Dip for Coral.
3. It is the Cheapest Dip out there.

that Fish Guy
07/23/2016, 09:48 PM
So, is Coral Rx or Revive better than seachem?

And where would you suggest I do the research? Are you saying some strains of zoas have a bad toxin, or I have to do research to make sure other corals in my tank won't be affected by the zoa?

Except in Rare Instances (Always with Proto-Paly's) Zoanthids should not harm your other Corals.

If you are Concerned Don't Buy Proto-Paly's (The Ones with the Most Paly Toxin).

Cakebaker13
07/26/2016, 08:53 AM
Thank you for the all the information!
Is there a thread or wiki on this forum where people talk about their experiences from different online retailers?

that Fish Guy
07/26/2016, 10:32 PM
Thank you for the all the information!
Is there a thread or wiki on this forum where people talk about their experiences from different online retailers?

Your Welcome :)

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=8

The Above Link will Take You to "Vendor Experiences"