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Old 03-01-2007, 03:32 PM   #1
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what is the average price for corals/ frags?

I would just like to know what the average price for corals and coral frags are. Last night I paid $10.99 for a candycane frag with one tiny head on it, I love it its awesome but I think it was a tad bit over priced ? and their was a montepora (sp?) frag was $15.... (that wasnt bad as it was a good sized frag)
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:36 PM   #2
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that doesnt seem to be too bad. i paid $20 for a frogspawn frag and the same for a xenia frag. the best are the frags that multiply and spread over time. i pick them up whenever i can.
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That sounds about right, if you got a really really small frag on it.

Its about $30-$80 here for a 3-4" frag depending on what you get
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that doesnt seem to be too bad. i paid $20 for a frogspawn frag and the same for a xenia frag. the best are the frags that multiply and spread over time. i pick them up whenever i can.
I would pay than for both, espessially the frogspawn since its one of my "dream" corals and they are about $69 ish out here
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I have yet to see a frogspawn coral here for under $60 dollars, most are around $80-90. The LFS I go to usually, sells frags for around $20-$30. So I would say you got a good deal.
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What you do is become friends with the owner of the lfs and get frags for $5-$10 and I get free rocks and stuff too. Well I've been going to that lfs for more than 5 years and I'm there like 4 or 5 times a week, sometimes twice a day lol.
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Old 03-01-2007, 05:39 PM   #7
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I see frags here start at $20 and go as high a $170.
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Old 03-01-2007, 08:08 PM   #8
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I am good freinds with the manager at the LFS that doesnt sell frags
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:13 PM   #9
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small frags can be fun. I have often times been able to bargin with the LFS on a few frags. It is a way to save a few bucks.
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I would suggest shopping around a little more.

I have purchased frags in the $10 to $20 range; however, I found a nice candycane coral (one of my first purchases) with about 20+ heads on it for $39.99 at a lfs that was having a sale (normally $60).

I have since fragged this coral twice (once on purpose to give a piece to a friend, the second on accident while rearranging the tank about 5 months ago - got two nice small frags about 5 heads each along with the mother colony which has 40+ heads on it). And now you can't even tell that the mother colony lost 10 heads just 5 months ago.

I have found that the really small frags just do not have the vitality that some of the larger pieces do. I have had a couple of very small frags never make it. This isn't the case for all specimens; however, it has taken my frogspawn frag about 18 months (1 tiny head ~$15) to have developed two more heads and grow to about a 4" diameter clump.

And sometimes the hobby can surprise you. A piece of rubble that I purchased for my refugium made it to the main tank and lo and behold after a few months 5 small frogspawn heads developed (completely different color than the one frogspawn I have)

I guess I am trying to counsel you to try and get more complete corals as you may have more success with them and feel less like you are getting ripped off. In my experiences, I have rarely regretted getting a slightly more expensive specimen that came out "cheaper by the head".

You can also try Petco. See my advice from earlier today.
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=95208
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