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Old 01/04/2008, 08:31 AM   #1
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How much do Rhizotrochus Typus go for?

Hello my US reefing chums

How much do you pay per polyp for a Rhizotrochus Typus?

I am in the UK and need to do some price comparisons.

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Old 01/04/2008, 08:37 AM   #2
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$250 low wholesale/Transshipped
$400 - $800 retail depending upon color/size


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Old 01/04/2008, 08:43 AM   #3
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I WANT ONEEEEE!!!


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Old 01/04/2008, 08:54 AM   #4
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thanks micromussa, i thought that was the case

I am being offered one for £589 or $1300!!!!


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Old 01/04/2008, 09:09 AM   #5
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what are you guys talking about?? Can someone post a pic??


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Old 01/04/2008, 09:14 AM   #6
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I'd like to see it too!


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Old 01/04/2008, 09:21 AM   #7
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Quote:
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$250 low wholesale/Transshipped
$400 - $800 retail depending upon color/size
Thats alot less then it was a year ago, I remember them being over $1000


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Old 01/04/2008, 10:39 AM   #8
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I have some AWESOME pics of mine

I cant post them though

Yes delight They still can bring that much! As with all corals just depends upon where and who yours comes from... they are still one of the more rare and sought after pieces


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Old 01/04/2008, 02:08 PM   #9
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Hey Doc are you able to get these & if so what colors??
Here is a not so good picture of mine



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Old 01/04/2008, 04:16 PM   #10
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I won mine from Roe's I hope someday it reproduces




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Old 01/04/2008, 04:23 PM   #11
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I am jealous everytime you post a pic of your free rhizo


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Old 01/04/2008, 04:25 PM   #12
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Sorry i don't mean to rub it in. But its one of my favs!!!


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Old 01/04/2008, 04:58 PM   #13
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How hardy are these guys? A shipment of them came in at a local reef shop but they seemed to be in poor condition and I couldn't risk buying one and having it die.

Instead I bought a big dendro colony that I'm still waiting to open up lol.


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Old 01/04/2008, 05:13 PM   #14
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I had a low pH problem in my tank that lead to cyano and dinos. I lost some zoas, and to this day i'm just starting to get the zoas back to healthy.

But I was scared for my Rhizo. It started to receed on the edges and never opened up. I continued to feed it by removing it from the tank in a bowl. I went to daily feedings. Slowely as my tank got turned around, so did the Rhizo. Now it is always open and the edges have grown back out. After this experience i would say they are very, very hardy corals.


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Old 01/04/2008, 05:22 PM   #15
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Yep I've found mine to be very hardy.
It's often hard to tell if rhizos are healthy because they only open during the night.



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Old 01/04/2008, 05:49 PM   #16
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Do they only open at night? I thought they were like dendros where they'd open slightly in the day and mostly at night.


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Old 01/04/2008, 06:09 PM   #17
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During the day they're shrunken up and the skeleton is often visible through the tissue. At night they open up and look like the pics impur, racerw, and I have posted.


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Old 01/04/2008, 08:42 PM   #18
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Sups Guys actually, My understanding is that they open and close as they please BOTH day and night Mine is open alot during the day BUT in agreeance it REALLY opens big at night ... Mine looks JUST like Stacies on the right...
NO I cannot get them about 6 mo ago I was offered 3 of them BUT LOL I didnt think that I could get the price to make the investment pay out LOL sometimes I impress myself with stupidity


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Old 01/06/2008, 10:15 AM   #19
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Amazing looking coral, I've seen them in old posts and WISH I had one. Heard they are really large with long tentacles. I've never seen them in any LFS in my area. I've never seen a Dendro at a LFS in my area either, maybe I need to move to a new area anyone had success with them spawning. I think Jendub shows how they reproduce, I think that has a lot to do with the price of them also. They are from Japan correct?


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Old 01/06/2008, 10:57 AM   #20
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I notice mine opens more when i haven't fed it in a week or so, and definately at night. Its suprising how long the tentacles can get. Freaked me out first time i saw it one night.


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Old 01/06/2008, 03:47 PM   #21
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Is this related? They are small -- heads are about 3/4 inch and the polyps come out about an inch. A bunch came on my Caribbean rock .... don't know if you can see as they like the shade and my camera stinks.







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Old 01/06/2008, 07:34 PM   #22
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Can't really see it.. but im excited to say that my search has ended! I found someone who I am getting a red variety from!!! I could probably get one more 2 and they're actually quite cheap!


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Old 01/06/2008, 08:20 PM   #23
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My rhizo is about 1 inch head. I fed it every one month with fish or shrimp. This one is from Japan.




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Old 01/06/2008, 08:34 PM   #24
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Fishyfishy23 you can ship mine to 10038 zip code a vendor friend of mine had one for sale, but it was $800. Out of my price range


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Old 01/06/2008, 08:41 PM   #25
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Anguswu are they cheaper in Japan? I have a friend that travels to Japan a lot, if they'll let him bring it from a lfs in japan.


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