er1c_the_reefer Posted June 21, 2007 Share Posted June 21, 2007 drez, now you're catching on. but there are cases where you'll be waiting a while to get certain corals. echinos, for example, you'll be waiting for a long time, cause they grow like molasses. also... ...there are cases where someone with a certain coral frags it and distributes it to 12 people, and for some reason, they all crash at once a year later even though they're in seperate tanks and only one person managed to save a frag. supply goes down, demand same = price increases. ...if person propagates a certain morph. because he gets a chance to frag it, it crashes, either the tank or the coral. this happens to me all the time with armageddons. supply drops, demand same = price increases. ...as new people come into the hobby and demand the same coral. supply same, demand increase = price increases. ...what's actually gonna happen is the lfs's are gonna catch on to whats popular. then the wholesalers, who then ask the transhippers. then a lot of that coral will be imported and supply goes up, demand goes down = price will drop. ...just because demand for a certain coral goes up because transhippers are getting requests for "blue zoas" doesn't mean you'll find the right morph. supply same, demand same = price same. thats why certain corals, like japanese acans, are still fetching high prices, albeit not as before, they're still higher priced that indo acans because japan has a low quota. Link to comment
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