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Old 11-29-2006, 06:48 AM   #11
 
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Well then everybody should move to Austin. A colony rock of zoas, mushrooms, GSP, Xenia, it doesn't matter, sells for $24-35 here in ATX. Single mushrooms sell for $3 if they've left a rock and single Rics sell for $8. A colony rock of Rics sells for $30-40.
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:53 AM   #12
 
Hopefully you never move from there because everywere I have lived was the way Bettababy descriped. I move living things that are on the live rock the more the higher the price goes. You may get lucky every now and then. I plan on moving to texas to but some where between dallas and fort worth.
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Old 11-29-2006, 01:00 PM   #13
 
when we lived in south carolina corals were way cheaper than they are here in maryland. the fish were cheaper also. the price i think depends on the distance the product has to travel. the closer you are the less it will likely be. but i know that this is not always true. live rock doesnt seem like there is any difference.
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Old 11-29-2006, 01:09 PM   #14
 
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I'm curious now about the prices for live rock in different parts of the country and world....
Here most live rock averages $7.99 - $8.99 per pound.
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Old 11-29-2006, 01:17 PM   #15
 
the prices are about the same here also. i naver thought about the prices in other parts of the world, although i would assume they might be cheaper they closer they are to the source. but i may be wrong.
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Old 11-29-2006, 07:57 PM   #16
 
when i got my lr there was some old stuff for 10 per lb (canadian) and there was some aquacultered stuff for 13, that was what i got. i got featherdusters, rock anenome, bubble-tipped anenomes, and the hitchhiker stometella, bristle worms, a whole forest of little orange bushy tubes and all kinds of other stuff. I haven't seen rock like that again so i was lucky it was there. one piece that was to big for me had little orange corals on it.unfortunatly i got a couple apastasia i think they're calld. there's also these worms that stick out of one of the rocks that are about 1 cm long and white with black stripes, they also have very faint bristles. they dont crawl or anything they just stick out of the rock, at first there was 2 now there's 4.
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Old 11-29-2006, 09:03 PM   #17
 
the only thing i can think of is that they are tiny star fish. either the serpent of the brittle star
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Old 11-30-2006, 12:27 PM   #18
 
i never thought it could be a starfish, thanx. i lookd up some stuff on brittl stars and it does look lie the arms on a couple pics of Ophiomatstix variabilis, the only thing is i've never seen a body. there are 5 arms and the stick out from the rock, though usually 2 are sticking out of the top and three are sticking out about 1/2 cm down tho they do stick farther out on closer look so maybe if it is a brittlestar fish, his body is in the rock just closer to where the 3 stick out. Mind you sometimes there's more sticking out at the top and less down. if it is a brittle starfish do u have any suggestions on how to care for it?
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Old 11-30-2006, 12:56 PM   #19
 
well the body would be inside the rock hiding. we have many of these in our tank. Seems how it is so small and hides alot there is no real way to care for it right now, at least not to my knowledge. As it grows with time it will eventually get to big to be inside the rock, and therfore will find another place to hide.
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Old 11-30-2006, 09:41 PM   #20
 
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Brittles and serpents spend there time hiding like that. They can regenerate their armms if snipped off by a passing fish. You may have micro brittles. they never get larger than the size of a quarter. A great addition to the tank.
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