ORA Pearlberry

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  1. cwb_reeftank

    cwb_reeftank Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    yes, most definitely.
     
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    Yes. One of the most beautiful corals available.
     
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    nautical_nathaniel Indecision may or may not be my problem. R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Go for it!

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    cwb_reeftank Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    well I just wasn't sure if that's like full retail?
     
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    cwb_reeftank Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Also what about the last dragon for 25?
     
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    Sounds reasonable
     
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    ok because I saw it on RMF for 300 and that's what its suppose to be but it doesn't look as purple. I just want to make sure its a good price
     
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    There is no "Full retail" on Pearlberry. ORA doesn't sell it anymore and the real deal is a bit tough to find.
     
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    I would say you are lucky to find it at all. For $40 take it and run.
     
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    The toughest part is if it’s really the ORA pb or not. It took me quite a while to get hold of a true ORA pearlberry. There are a lot of lookalikes sold as ORA PB that are not the real deal. :(
     
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    how do you know if its the real deal?
     
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    Either get it from a verified/trusted source, or less preferably have an extremely keen eye that can spot the proper growth, corallites, structure, and color - which you need to see the mother colony in person or a good macro shot of the mother.

    If the frag is pretty and you think it’s worth $40 even if it’s not the true ora pb, just buy it anyways. I think people get far too hung up on names sometimes.
     
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    I have had 3 different sources I received “ORA Pearlberry” from. 2 of them for sure were fakes. The latest one I think is real, but I’m not sure.
    Actually have another one coming in from aquavist99 which I have high confidence in.

    This is the my latest one. Tell me what you think guys:

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    Very nice, but I would say no.
     
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    I can get $75-100 for 1 or 1.5 inch fully encrusted frags with multiple branches. I have a photo of it on a ORA Plug, though and for-sure it is ORA. I could probably frag my colony to the bone and sell 30-40 frags in a week around here... it is very much sought after and kinda hard to get.

    IMO, nobody is selling a real RMF frag for 1/10th of retail - the few that want Jared's frags like to get paid for them when they frag them. It is probably a look-alike.

    addictreef - my PB does not look like that.
     
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    The structure does not look correct to me. I don’t think it’s the same species as the PB.
     
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    Do you have any pics of your PB? Would love to see a nice true colony. Mine is small and still growing. It appears that Ty also has the PB as mine looks identical to a frag I got from him as well.
     
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