Zoas worth more if sell separately or in a colony?

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Ready sells some Zoas colonies, want to have an idea which can makes more profit?
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n idea which can make more profit. What the price in the market now for the colony?

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Really depends on what your doing.

What’s the market your selling to. If your selling locally depends on the people who might buy.

@footgal for some IDs!!

She can probably also tell you average prices. I’m at work so I’m not much help
 

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Youll always be able to get more money by selling smaller quantities but its also harder to sell them unless they're a desirable high end zoa. With yours, youd have better luck selling as a colony and youd lose a lot trying to get them off the rocks.
 
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those zoas aren’t worth the time to frag them…
i’d sell as colonies
I disagree.

I frag zoas like these probably monthly and trade them in to my LFS for $10/frag.
Ready sells some Zoas colonies, want to have an idea which can makes more profit?
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n idea which can make more profit. What the price in the market now for the colony?

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Colonies, probably $50-$75

Like I said above, you can always frag them and sell for store credit. If you have any other more expensive corals, use these to attract interest. Post them on FB for $5/frag, and you'll get tons of people asking what else you have.
 

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All pretty low end zoas, BEBB, Gatorade, pink zips just to name a couple. If I were you, I’d frag each colony up into 3 or 4 smaller colonies. Smaller colonies acclimate better to new tanks (IME) and you’ll have less trouble finding a buyer. Not many people want a gigantic rock full of zoas immediately dominating their entire scape :)
 

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Not bad zoas to have, however, it’s a matter of time and effort. I’ve made more money on utter chaos, rastas, beb, and Gatorade’s that I have most of my high ends put together. There’s always a market for these strains whether the go to a vendor or you list them yourself. You can turn all of those into 5-6p frags and easily sell them for $20-25 a piece to other hobbyists. However, is it worth your time in fragging, fragging materials, healtime, attrition rate (death) and then waiting on someone to come grab $40-50 worth of zoas here and there? If so you might want to start thinking about playing the long game.

As for them being ‘low end’ that’s bs in a way. Everyone has to start somewhere. The guy with the $50 monthly budget that hits u up every 5 weeks is just as good as the guy that comes and drops $300 on a few polyps twice a year. Is it worth shipping a pack of those? No, but between locals, vendors and people willing to swap you could do really well with what you have there.
 

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The lower colony is pink zippers. They would be considered medium end in my book. Very desirable if you fragged them and grew them into half a dozen head frags. Easily, easily get $25 for a small colony like that as long as they are nice and fat like the picture. Maybe more.

Personally I think that zipper rock is with $100 easily.

Funnily enough, if those zippers had a green spot in the center that would make them pink constellations. Price just went up 5x.
 
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I disagree.

I frag zoas like these probably monthly and trade them in to my LFS for $10/frag.

Colonies, probably $50-$75

Like I said above, you can always frag them and sell for store credit. If you have any other more expensive corals, use these to attract interest. Post them on FB for $5/frag, and you'll get tons of people asking what else you have.
I agree, as someone new to zoas I would love the opportunity at "low end" zoas.
 
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