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Old 04/17/2012, 07:12 AM   #1
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How much are you seeing Rhizo's go for? $$

The only one Ive even seen locally was at a conference and they wanted $200 for a little white one. I wasn't buying into that nonsense. Are they usually that much around everyone else?


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Old 04/17/2012, 08:08 AM   #2
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180 to 200 starting for the small orange,pink and white ones. Larger ones 2.5" to 3" skeleton can go for mid 2-300 dollar range for the same colors. You can step into the 500 plus range when you start dealing with the more difficult colors to acquire, purple, true red/burgandy, bright yellow/green.




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Old 04/17/2012, 08:39 AM   #3
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Well then I guess I wont be getting a rhizo


I am not ashamed to say that I am a cheap SOB when it comes to buying corals.


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Old 04/17/2012, 08:43 AM   #4
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I thought they were Illegal to sell here.


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Old 04/17/2012, 08:43 AM   #5
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I believe it depends on the region collected from.


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Old 04/17/2012, 09:47 AM   #6
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They were $100 at MACI and I have seen them in shops in teh area for $160-$200.


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Old 04/17/2012, 03:21 PM   #7
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They were $60 last time I saw them in Toronto (last year), but I had seahorses at the time...


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Old 04/17/2012, 03:22 PM   #8
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I got both of my white ones from other reefers, I paid $150 for mine, my buddy paid $100 for his and gave it to me when he broke down the tank. I'd love a different color one but seems like $300+ is the norm and I won't pay that.


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Old 04/17/2012, 06:02 PM   #9
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there is one in my area for $250


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Old 04/17/2012, 09:36 PM   #10
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There's a seller on Ebay selling some as "Japanese Super Suns". They sure look like Rhizos to me and he's selling them for $285


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Old 04/18/2012, 02:08 PM   #11
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There's a seller on Ebay selling some as "Japanese Super Suns". They sure look like Rhizos to me and he's selling them for $285
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I thought they were Illegal to sell here.

Now those are illegal, if they are truely from Japan. The thing all started when they only were found in Japan. Since then they have been discovered in the Indo regions just deeper waters. The Indo ones are not illegal.


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Old 04/18/2012, 04:54 PM   #12
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I figured he had imported them without the proper documents, given his name for them


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Old 04/29/2012, 01:58 AM   #13
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illegal to import, but once they are in USA, you can buy sell or trade. I had 5 last yrs, sold 3. Still had 2, one in gold and another in red.
$180-250 is a fair price. But now a day you can find them at about $60-120 at LFS. someone offer me $1200 for the gold color one, and it is still in my tank. Never seen this color.


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Old 05/01/2012, 06:16 PM   #14
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illegal to import, but once they are in USA, you can buy sell or trade. I had 5 last yrs, sold 3. Still had 2, one in gold and another in red.
$180-250 is a fair price. But now a day you can find them at about $60-120 at LFS. someone offer me $1200 for the gold color one, and it is still in my tank. Never seen this color.
If it's illegal to import, it's illegal to own given it would fall under CITES. You can be convicted under the Lacey Act in fact.

USF&WS when interviewed said they are not illegal to import, yet at the time they said that, you could not find any CITES II for them??? If there is no CITES for them, your not getting them into the states legally.


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Old 05/02/2012, 01:23 PM   #15
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There's this if it helps

http://www.cites.org/eng/resources/species.html


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Old 05/03/2012, 01:44 AM   #16
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Hey Gemini,

I dont live to far away from your area. Can you PM me the name or number of the LFS with the rhizo, id love to pick one up!


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It wasnt a LFS, it was a local seller, and I think it is gone now. Sorry

Let me know if you get into this whole Azoox thing, and would like to talk/trade some info/coral


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Old 05/03/2012, 07:33 PM   #18
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Australia and Tonga do not ship under CITES FWIW...

Then there is this:

http://www.coralmagazine-us.com/cont...sarily-illegal


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Old 05/03/2012, 11:57 PM   #19
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Im definitely getting into these lps.

Picked up 3 heads of Dendro two days ago.


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Old 05/05/2012, 01:42 AM   #20
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one was selling on ebay until yesterday for $299 + $45 shipping. It's a light pink one with darker pink center.


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Old 05/24/2012, 11:28 AM   #21
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I've always wanted one, but you really don't see them for sale in my area. I only know of one lfs that has one, but it is kept in their display tank.


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Old 05/25/2012, 10:52 PM   #22
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I was just at San Diego for a business trip. Went to a LFS Aqua SD. They have 4 for sale but the price is too expensive. Not really worth it. They were asking for $350+ per pink ones. The pink color is like the most common ones......


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Old 05/27/2012, 11:13 AM   #23
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in my area around 200


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