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Bob's PicksNew Icon (04/18/14)
This week I am featuring a variety of items, some of which stick out for especially good quality, other for rarity, and some finally that you might just overlook.
Photo of the Week - Carpet Anemone and Domino DamselsNew Icon (04/17/14)
Domino Damsels are one of the lesser known species that can be hosted by an anemone. Whatever their defense mechanism, they can withstand the sting of the anemones tentacles and seek shelter within its folds. This is not an uncommon phenomena, but...
Bob's Picks (04/11/14)
This week I am featuring MAC Orange Lined Cardinals, itsy bitsy domino damsels, Aquacultured Ingens Seahorses, Grape Cristata, Purple Encrusting Montipora and Aquacultured Palau Nepthea.
Photo of the Week - Pseudanthias calloura (04/09/14)
Pseudanthias calloura also called the Aurora Anthias, is a deepwater fish that is extremely rare in the hobby. The extremely limited number of these that are available are all eating live foods. They are for sale in pairs only.
Bob's Picks (04/04/14)
Every week I scour the holding systems and the stocklist, looking for hidden gems and unusually good specimens for you to try out.
Photo of the Week - Halichoeres melanurus male (04/03/14)
Halichoeres melanurus wrasses are sometimes called Pinstripe wrasses, though on the terminal males like the one pictured, those pinstripes are often hidden by solid bars of purple / red coloration. These are very hardy in captivity if offered a...
Bob's Picks (03/28/14)
Every week I highlight items you may have overlooked and sometimes hadn't even heard of!
Photo Of The Week - Acanthastrea lordhowensis (03/27/14)
We have a stunning collection of Acanthastrea lordhowensis. While we get new Australian stock consistently, we also have a few colonies that we've been keeping here to let them fluff up. Watch for these super premium pieces to come up now and...
Bob's Picks (03/21/14)
Every week I peruse the shop and stock list looking for gems you may have overlooked, or items that are just too nice not to highlight.
Photo of the Week - Spotted Oceanic Triggerfish (03/20/14)
Spotted Oceanic Triggerfish (Canthidermis maculata) is a rarely seen triggerfish in the aquarium hobby. While it has a circumtropical distribution, they are generally found singly, making collection of them rare. They are more often caught as a...
Bob's Picks (03/14/14)
Every week I look around the facility and through the stocklist for items that you may have overlooked or that stand out to me. Here is that list.
Photo of the Week - Plectranthias pelicieri pair (03/13/14)
One of the Hobby's most sought after anthias, Plectranthias pelicieri are rarely seen singly, let alone in pairs. Plectranthias is an interesting genus of Anthias in that the fish in it tend to act more like a hawkfish than an anthias.
Bob's Picks (03/07/14)
This week I am featuring Fridmani Pseudochromis, Doublay's Angles, Tank Bred Yellow Tiger Seahorses, Aquacultured Elephant Ear Mushrooms and a variety of Australian corals.
Photo of the Week - Antennarius striatus (03/06/14)
The Blackbeard Anglerfish isn't a different species, but a variant of a known species, Antennarius striatus, that is very interesting.
Bob's Picks (02/28/14)
Every week I scour the stocklist and walkthrough the entire inventory multiple times looking for some stock items you might not recognize, may have overlooked, or are just plain exceptional.
Photo of the Week: Trachyphyllia geoffroyi (02/27/14)
Trachyphyllia geoffroyi are an easy coral to maintain. Keep them in low flow, low light areas, and frequently feed them large meaty meals. These corals will suffer in high flow, but can be slowly acclimated to brighter lit conditions. ...
Bob's Picks (02/21/14)
A selection of items that I either found to be exceptional, or likely overlooked from the current stocklist.
Photo of the Week - Scooter Blenny (02/20/14)
The Scooter Blenny (Synchiropus ocellatus) is actually a Dragonette. Regardless of what you call them, they have lots of interesting behaviors in the home aquarium. We target feed them thawed rotifers and Nutramar's OVA which they do very well on.
Bob's Picks (02/14/14)
Every week I trawl the stocklist and holding system to find a few hidden gems for you.
Photo of the Week - Sunset Plate Coral (02/13/14)
Plate Corals are brilliantly colored and easy to keep. They can be kept under fairly low lighting conditions, and should be regularly fed. They will accept surprisingly large meaty meals like chopped seafood or krill.
Bob's Picks (02/07/14)
Every week on Friday morning, I scour the building looking for items you may have overlooked and other gems to bring to your notice.
Photo of the Week - Dwarf Lionfish (02/06/14)
Dwarf Fuzzy Lionfish (Dendrochirus brachypterus) can be kept in fish only and reef tanks alike, though they will consume smaller fish and ornamental shrimps. Because they have a small adult size and aren't excessively active, they don't need a...
Bob's Picks (01/31/14)
Every week I feature some items that you may have overlooked on our stocklist, or items that are especially worthy of note. This week we have a few very unique items to offer you.
Photo of the Week - Aquacultured WYSIWYG Clams (01/30/14)
We have a great selection of Tridacna maxima, and Tridacna squamosa clams in house that are all aquacultured. We have gone ahead and featured tiny sampling of them on our online ordering WYSIWYG system.
Bob's Picks (01/24/14)
Every week I scour our inventory to look for a couple hidden gems to let you know about. I have some especially neat items this week.
Highly Underrated Fish - Carpenters Wrasse (01/23/14)
Maybe it is the pedestrian name, maybe it is that they are just so easy to keep, but the Carpenters Wrasse (Paracheilinus carpenteri) is a fish that is often overlooked, and shouldn't be.
Photo of the Week - Aquacultured Angels (01/23/14)
Pictured here are two of the rarest animals in the world, Aquacultured Angelfish. The Clarion Angel is a super rare fish, even in the wild. The Maze Angel is one of the first two Aquacultured Maze Angels ever imported into North America.
Bob's Picks (01/17/14)
Every week I go through our stock and pick out a few items that are worth attention and may have slipped past your notice.
Photo of the Week - WYSIWYG Chalice (01/16/14)
The selection of chalices here at Quality Marine right now is pretty amazing. This exact chalice is available on our WYSIWYG, but we also have an extensive selection of gorgeous, unique pieces on our regualar stocklist.
Bob's Picks (01/10/14)
Every week I feature some interesting items on our stock list that you may have overlooked and/or are especially worthy of mention.
Photo of the Week - Aquacultured Ancoras (01/09/14)
We usually have an excellent selection of Aquacultured Euphyllia in stock, and right now we have a great selection of different Aquacultured Anchors, Torches and Frogspawns.
Bob's Picks (01/03/14)
Every week I go through our stock and pick out a few items that are worth attention and may have slipped past your notice.
Photo of the week - Queensland Dottyback (01/02/14)
The Queensland Dottyback (Ogilbyina queenslandiae) is a hardy and stunning fish fit for reefs and fish only tanks that have aggressive tankmates.
Bob's Picks (12/27/13)
Happy New Year!
Photo of the Week - Acanthastrea echinata (12/26/13)
Acanthastrea echinata are one of many corals commonly called "Brain" These are large polyp stony corals (LPS) that will encrust over surrounding rock.
Bob's Picks (12/20/13)
Happy Holidays everyone.
Photo of the Week - Cultured Clownfish (12/19/13)
There are very few aquarium animals that elicit response as well as clownfish do. The amount of aquaculturing being done means more and more interesting gene expression and hybrids come out all the time. These Snow Onyx Clowns are yet another...
Holiday Hours (12/19/13)
Quality Marine will be open from 8 - noon on December 24th, Closed on December 25 and closed to walk in traffic on December 26, but online orders for livestock can still be picked up. We will be closed on Tuesday, December 31 and Wednesday January...
Bob's Picks (12/13/13)
Every week I feature some interesting items on our stock list that you may have overlooked and/or are especially worthy of mention.
Photo of the Week - Cook Islands Maxima Clams (12/12/13)
One of our exclusive sources of Aquacultured Maxima Clams is in the Cook Islands. These clams are from the most recent batch of clams to come from this facility.
Bob's Picks (12/06/13)
Every week I feature some interesting items on our stock list that you may have overlooked and/or are especially worthy of mention.
Aquacultured Chaetodontoplus cephalareticulatus (12/05/13)
Quality Marine is proud to announce availability of Aquacultured Aquacultured Chaetodontoplus cephalareticulatus for the first time ever.
Photo of the Week: Amphiprion percula "Picasso" (12/04/13)
We have an outstanding selection of cultured clownfish, and this Picasso Percula is no exception. This exact fish can be found on our WYSIWYG through our online ordering portal.
Bob's Picks (11/29/13)
Every week I feature some interesting items on our stock list that you may have overlooked and/or are especially worthy of mention.
Photo of the Week - Berghia Nudibranchs (11/28/13)
Berghia Nudibranchs are one of a very few natural controls for aiptasia anemones. While they are fairly easy to propagate, they only eat aiptasia (obligate feeders), so raising enough food for your stock is just as important as raising the stock...
Happy Thanksgiving (11/28/13)
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Quality Marine will be closed today (11/28) but will reopen on Friday. We'll be closed to walk in traffic on Monday, Dec 2 but staff will be here to ship out your online orders and add phone calls.
Relief Efforts in the Philippines (11/27/13)
Quality Marine would like to invite you to join us in assisting the relief effort in the Philippines. The ZSL (Zological Society of London), in concert with Project Seahorse, is offering a way to directly support the fishermen and other coastal...
Bob's Picks (11/22/13)
Every week I feature some interesting items on our stock list that you may have overlooked and/or are especially worthy of mention.
Photo of the Week - Rock Flower Anemone (11/21/13)
Rock Flower Anemones (Epicystis sp) are very popular for their astounding coloration and general durability. These anemones will find a crack in the rock or sand to dig into, and may over time move through several different homes. They will do...
Bob's Picks (11/15/13)
Every week I feature some interesting items on our stock list that you may have overlooked and/or are especially worthy of mention.
Photo of the Week - Slender Rainbow Wrasse (11/14/13)
The Rainbow Wrasse (Suezichthys arquatus) is a fish that ranges from southern Japan to Northern New Zealand. These are an infrequent fish in the trade. We found them to be a fairly passive fish that took a variety of foods fairly easily. They...
New Item - Live Mysid Shrimp (11/12/13)
Quality Marine is proud to announce that we are selling Live Mysid Shrimp. These are a very nutritious food and are readily accepted by almost any fish.
Bob's picks (11/08/13)
Every week I feature some interesting items on our stock list that you may have overlooked and/or are especially worthy of mention.
Photo of the Week - Red Synchiropus splendidus cf (11/07/13)
One of the most stunning variants of the Synchiropus splendidus is the red one. We have excellent results getting these to eat by feeding them Nutramar's OVA and Tigrio.
Bob's Picks (11/01/13)
Every week I feature some interesting items on our stock list that you may have overlooked and/or are especially worthy of mention.
Photo of the Week - Australian Favia (10/31/13)
This Australian Favia is part of a growing number of Australian corals we are featuring on our WYSIWYG section. We will continue to have a great selection of Aussie stuff that we don't feature, but be sure to check out that WYSIWYG section a couple...
Bob's Picks (10/25/13)
Every week I feature some interesting items on our stock list that you may have overlooked and/or are especially worthy of mention.
Photo of the Week - Aussie Chalice and Cultured Banggai (10/23/13)
We have a small population of Aquacultured Banggai Cardinals in our WYSIWYG tank. This leads to some photos where they are "in the way".
Bob's Picks (10/18/13)
Every week I feature some interesting items on our stock list that you may have overlooked and/or are especially worthy of mention.
Photo of the Week - Amphiprion Percullaris (10/17/13)
Quality Marine has received a small batch of a new Aquacultured Clownfish that is currently known as Percullaris, or Snow Onyx.
Bob's Picks (10/11/13)
Every week I feature some interesting items on our stock list that you may have overlooked and/or are especially worthy of mention.
Photo of the Week - Aberrant Centropyge bicolor (10/10/13)
Aberrant Centropyge bicolor pop up very infrequently. Some people say that the different color forms are based on diet, others say there is a genetic component to them. There have been some reports of significant pattern and coloration changing in...
Bob's Picks (10/04/13)
Every week I feature some interesting items on our stock list that you may have overlooked and/or are especially worthy of mention. This is a very special week as I have a species of Anthias to offer that is new to science and unavailable anywhere...
Photo of the Week - New Caledonia Sunrise (10/03/13)
A new species of Anthias has been discovered by Quality Marine exclusive collectors in New Caledonia. Credit for first collecting this species goes to Antoine Teitelbaum.
New Species of Anthias (10/01/13)
Quality Marine is proud to announce the importation of a new species of Anthias.
Bob's Picks (09/27/13)
Every week I feature some interesting items on our stock list that you may have overlooked and/or are especially worthy of mention.
Photo of the Week - Nassarius (09/26/13)
Nassarius Snails can be found in tropical and subtropical waters around the world. The species that are most sought after for the marine aquarium hobby are from the Indo-Pacific. They are a burrowing snail that will hide beneath the substrate,...
Bob's Picks (09/20/13)
Every week I feature some interesting items on our stock list that you may have overlooked and/or are especially worthy of mention.
Photo of the Week - Royal Gramma (09/19/13)
Royal Grammas are an iconic fish in the hobby; their extreme durability combined with brilliant coloration and outstanding activity level make the perfect combination for an aquarium inhabitant. They are found throughout the Caribbean and tropical...
Popular Piscines - Garibaldi Damsels (09/16/13)
Garibaldi Damsels (Hypsypops rubicundus) are the state marine fish of California which is appropriate considering that the coast of CA represents the bulk of the native range this fish inhabits. A very limited number of these fish are available in...
Bob's Picks (09/13/13)
Every week Bob features some interesting items on our stock list that you may have overlooked and/or are especially worthy of mention.
Photo of the Week - Zoanthids (09/12/13)
Quality Marine is offering a wide selection of Aquacultured Zoanthids at this point. While most carry industry recognized common names, some still go under the moniker "Ultra". These are items that we haven't gotten regularly enough to make a...
Bob's Picks (09/06/13)
Every week I feature some interesting items on our stock list that you may have overlooked and/or are especially worthy of mention.
Photo of the Week - Balistapus undulatus (09/05/13)
Balistapus undulatus is commonly called the Undulated Triggerfish, but it is also frequently called the Orange Lined Triggerfish. They are a gorgeous, very hardy trigger with a small adult size.
Bob's Picks (08/30/13)
Every week Bob features some interesting items on our stock list that you may have overlooked and/or are especially worthy of mention.
Photo of the Week - Aquacultured Green Watermelon Chalice (08/29/13)
Quality Marine has added yet another aquacultured Echinophyllia Chalice to our stocklist called "Green Watermelon".
Bob's Picks (08/23/13)
Every week Bob features some interesting items on our stock list that you may have overlooked and/or are especially worthy of mention.
Photo of the Week: Aquacultured QM Pink Montis (08/22/13)
One of the more popular items recently on the Quality Marine's Aquacultured list is a bright pink aquacultured branching Montipora that you shouldn't be missing out on.
Bob's Picks (08/16/13)
Every week Bob features some interesting items on our stock list that you may have overlooked and/or are especially worthy of mention.
Bob's Picks (08/09/13)
Every week Bob features some interesting items on our stock list that you may have overlooked and/or are especially worthy of mention.
Photo of the Week - Hybrid Angel "Tiger-pyge" (08/08/13)
This hybrid Centropyge angel is likely a cross between an Eibli and a Lemonpeel (Centropyge flavissimus x eibli)
Aquacultured Juvenile Clarion Angel (08/06/13)
Quality Marine is proud to announce the first Aquacultured Clarion Angel (Holacanthus clarionensis) available for sale in North America. This fish was produced from a captive breeding at Bali Aquarich. It was originally sent to Tropical Marine...
Bob's Picks (08/02/13)
Every week I feature some interesting items on our stock list that you may have overlooked and/or are especially worthy of mention.
Photo of the Week - Thalassoma hebraicum (08/01/13)
This is a photo of a Male Goldbar Wrasse (Thalassoma hebraicum) They are a common fish in the Western Indian Ocean that are occasionally seen in the marine aquarium trade and are also harvested by subsistence fishermen. They are usually found in...
Bob's Picks (07/26/13)
Every week I feature some interesting items on our stock list that you may have overlooked and/or are especially worthy of mention.
Photo of the Week - Abdopus aculteatus (07/25/13)
Abdopus aculteatus is a relatively small species as cephalopods go. Also known as "Algae Octopus" they rarely get bigger than about a foot across (maximum tentacle span). They readily take food in captivity and are known for being active during...
Bob's Picks (07/19/13)
Every week I feature some interesting items on our stock list that you may have overlooked and/or are especially worthy of mention.
Photo of the Week - Acanthastrea echinata (07/18/13)
Acanthastrea echinata is an encrusting, fleshy polyp coral that is common throughout the tropical Pacific Ocean. As a genus, they express a huge variety of colors and the patterns on colony are no exception. It is currently available on our WYSIWYG...
Bob's Picks (07/12/13)
Every week I feature some interesting items on our stock list that you may have overlooked and/or are especially worthy of mention.
Photo of the Week - Centropyge joculator (07/11/13)
Centropyge joculator commonly known as the joculator angel is an uncommon fish in the marine aquarium trade. Unlike many other rare fish, this isn't due to extreme difficulty of collection, or dangerous depths. It is due to having a very limited...
Bob's Picks (07/05/13)
Every week I feature some interesting items on our stock list that you may have overlooked and/or are especially worthy of mention.
Photo of the Week: Red Trachyphyllia (07/04/13)
Trachyphyllia come in an endless variety of patterns and coloration. They do best when placed in low flow, low light scenarios on the sandbed and given large meaty meals like thawed, quartered silversides one to two times a week.
Happy Fourth of July - Holiday schedule update (07/02/13)
We at QM would like to wish you a happy and safe holiday while we celebrate the anniversary of our Nation's Independence. We will be open on Wednesday, July 3rd, but only from 8am to noon. We will be closed on Thursday, July 4th. We will be open...
Bob's Picks (06/28/13)
This week I am featuring Aquacultured Zoanthids, Raccoon Butterflyfish, Aquacultured Banggai Cardinals, Rhinopias, Button Corals, Red Trachys and Aquacultured Yellow and Black Saddle Clownfish.
Photo of the Week: Hybrid Zoster Butterfly (06/27/13)
This unique fish has the defining markings and coloration of two separate species: Hemitaurichthys zoster and Hemitaurichthys polylepis. They both come from the same genus, have similar spawning times and habits. Their ranges overlap, but it is...
Bob's Picks (06/21/13)
This week I am featuring Ignitius Anthias, Cup Turbinaria, Regal Angels, Metallic Green Trachys, Mappa Puffers and Tubastrea.
Photo of The Week: Pink Palythoa (06/20/13)
Pink Palythoa are unlike most Palys in that they are accustomed to very bright conditions. While they will live and spread in lower light, they require high light and moderate flow to maintain their brilliant pink coloration. Because they are...
Bob's Picks (06/14/13)
This week I am featuring SSC Red Velvet Wrasses, Open Lobo Brain Corals, A/C Yellow Stripe Maroon Clowns, Elegant Corals, Genicanthus Angels, and Aquacultured Acropora
Photo of the Week: Blue Face Angel (06/13/13)
The Blue Face Angel (Pomacanthus xanthometopon) is a shallow water angelfish from the Western Pacific and Eastern Indian Oceans. They adapt well to captivity and have very engaging person(fish)alities. Feed them a varied diet and don't house them...
Bob's Picks (06/07/13)
Every week I feature some interesting items on our stock list that you may have overlooked and/or are especially worthy of mention.
Photo of the Week - Plerogyra sinuosa (06/06/13)
Plerogyra sinuosa is more commonly known as Bubble Coral, or Pearl Coral. It is a Large Polyped Stony coral. This image is of an Aquacultured Bubble; we regularly have these in stock. These will do best in gentle random currents, low to moderate...
Bob's Picks (05/31/13)
Every week I feature some interesting items on our stock list that you may have overlooked and/or are especially worthy of mention.
Photo of the Week - Mastigia Jellyfish (05/30/13)
Commonly known as Spotted, or Lagoon Jellies, these invertebrates have a wide range but can usually be found near the surface of the water where their symbiotic zooxanthellae do them the most good. There are many species of jellyfish in this genus...
Bob's Picks (05/24/13)
This week I am featuring aquacultured Threadfin Lookdowns, a massive Clown Trigger, SSC Aurulentus Anthias, Octopodes, and Reefhab Acanthastrea.
Photo of the Week - Crosshatch Trigger Male (05/23/13)
Xanthichthys is a small group of triggers that are considered "reef safe", meaning that they are not likely to eat sessile invertebrates (motile invertebrates are a completely different story). They are found all over the tropical and subtropical...
Bob's Picks (05/17/13)
This week I am featuring MAC Niger Triggers, show size purple tangs, XL Purple Rhinos, Blood Red Crinoid Stars, Rose Bulb Anemones, and Aquacultured Red / Pink branching montis.
Photo of the Week - Cynarina lacrymalis (05/16/13)
Cynarina lacrymalis is frequently called "Button Coral", or the name only a butcher could love "Meat coral", and even occasionally "Indonesian Scolymia".
Bob's Picks (05/10/13)
This week I am featuring Mexican Rock Rainbow Wrasses, Hooded Bathyphilus Wrasses, Male Laboute Wrasses, Crinoid Stars, Aquacultured Red Symphyllia, and Aquacultured Aiptasia Eating Monaco Shrimp.
Photo of the Week - Valenciennea decora (05/09/13)
Very few Valenciennea decora are seen in the hobby, mostly because of their very restricted range. This one decided to start cleaning up around the photo tank.
Bob's Picks (05/03/13)
This week I am featuring Red Crater Brain Corals, Aquacultured Daisy Coral, Flower Tree Corals, Small Marine Bettas, Queensland Groupers, and MAC SM Humu Triggers
Photo(s) of the Week - Hybrid Centropyge Angels (05/02/13)
This week we received a group of Centropyge Angels with some substantial aberrant markings. Because there are 3 types of dwarf angels that will hybridize where these were found, it is very likely that these are hybrids. These photos are a small...
Bob's Picks (04/26/13)
This week I am featuring Gold Domino Damsels, Velvet Gumdrop Fish, MAC Lori Anthias, Cowries, Aquacultured Merulina and Blue Spiny Lobsters.
 Photo of the Week - Dascyllus auripinnis (04/25/13)
The Golden Domino Damsel (Dascyllus auripinnis) is a distinct species from the Domino Damsel (Dascyllus trimaculatus), though the two animals overlap in range, and share many if not most of their other physical and behavioral traits. It is an...
Bob's Picks (04/19/13)
This week I am featuring Aquacultured Banggai Cardinals, Aquacultured Ocellaris Clowns, Blue Line Triggers, Aquacultured Eye of Jabba Zoanthids, and Peacock Mantis Shrimp.
Photo of the Week - Red Dragonette - Synchiropus sp (04/18/13)
This Red Dragonette (Synchopirus sp) has buried itself in substrate, awaiting its opportunity for the next meal. We feed them Nutramar OVA and enriched live brine. The live brine feedings make them very animated.
Bob's Picks (04/12/13)
This week I am featuring MAC 6 Line Wrasses, Walking Longnose Batfish, Lubbock's Wrasses, Black Tubastrea, and Blue Linkia Stars.
Bob's Picks (04/05/13)
SSC MAC Melanurus Wrasses, Male and Female Flame Wrasses, Japanese White Bar Soldierfish, Turbinaria Peltata and Aquacultured Plating Montiporas.
Photo of the Week - Anampses cuvier (04/04/13)
Anampses cuvier is commonly called Cuvier's Wrasse, Flag Wrasse and Pearl Wrasse. It is a common fish in the Hawaiian islands, where it inhabits fairly shallow rocky areas and tidepools. As an aquarium fish, they need a deep sandbed and a variety...
Bob's Picks (03/29/13)
this week I am featuring Aquacultured Purple Joker Palys, Purple Flower Pots, Blue Dot Jawfish, Pink Tail Triggers, and MAC Purple Pygmy Anthias.
Photo of the Week - Canthigaster leoparda pairing (03/28/13)
The Leopard Toby Puffer will show dramatically more intense coloration when the male starts his nuptial display for the female. In this captive pairing, this male is really showing off. The female seems marginally indifferent.
Bob's Picks (03/22/13)
This week I am featuring Pink Aquacultured Millepora, Aquacultured Candy Apple Palys, Assassi Triggers, Orange Tail Blue Damsels, and Tongan Gold Nape Cardinals.
Photo of the Week - Amphiprion bicinctus (03/21/13)
The Two Bar Clownfish (Amphiprion bicinctus) is endemic to the Red Sea, and thus is a fish not frequently seen in the North American Hobby. Desired for a combination of rarity, gorgeous coloration and lyretails, these clownfish are sure to be a...
Bob's Picks (03/15/13)
This week I am featuring MAC Sailfin Tangs, Hooded Bathyphilus Wrasses, AC Platinum Perculas, AC White Polyp Toadstools, AC Blue Eye Daisy Corals, and Giant Cup Mushrooms.
Photo of the Week - Daisy Coral (Alveopora spongiosa) (03/14/13)
Alveopora spongiosa is a coral that we culture overseas. It has a very similar growth form to the more commonly seen Gonipora sp, but is hardier and has less "whiskers" surrounding each polyp's oral disc.
Bob's Picks (03/08/13)
This week I am featuring MAC SSC Convict Tangs, AC Subadult Annularis Angels, Laboutes Wrasses, Per Polyp Umbrella Wrasses, AC Cladiella, and AC Hydnophora.
Photo of the Week - Male Cirrhilabrus pylei (03/07/13)
Cirrhilabrus genus wrasses will go through distinct color phases as they develop. Generally the female and sub-adult phases are very similar, if not the same. Dominant fish will sometimes turn male, a transition that brings with it some...
Bob's Picks (03/01/13)
This week I am featuring Aquacultured Fuzzy Carrot Coral, Per Polyp Green/Blue Ricordea, Short Tentacle Purple Plate Coral, Queen Angels, Large Aquacultured Black Saddleback Clowns and Male Lineatus Wrasses.
Photo of the Week - Black Clown Pair (02/28/13)
Because of aquaculture efforrts, Amphiprion percula pairs express a multitude of coloration variants, each one more distinct than the last. The "original" designer Percs were these, "True Blacks" and to this day, they still have the same amazing...
Bob's Picks (02/22/13)
This week I am featuring SSC MAC Bicolor Angels, Juvenile Chevron Tangs, Pictillis Anthias Harems, Reefhab Red Chalice Frags, Pacific Nassarius Snails, and Aquacultured Blue Sympodum Polyps.
Photo of the Week - Electric Flame Scallop (02/21/13)
This week's photo is actually 5 separate photos looped into a GIF file showing the electric pulses of an Electric Flame Scallop (Lima sp).
Bob's Picks (02/15/13)
This week I am featuring Electric Flame Scallops, Cultured Branching Pink Montipora, Wild Acro Colonies, Tiny Blue and Yellow Hippo Tangs, Lunula Triggers and Cultured Pearl Eye Clarkii Clownfish.
Photo of the Week - Pink goniporas (02/14/13)
Just about every week we add a few red / pink goniporas. This week's WYSIWYG had this specimen available, and it was quickly sold. Goniporas like somewhat murky, high nutrient situations and are capable of reproduction by budding.
Bob's Picks (02/08/13)
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Photo of the Week - Lactoria cornuta (02/07/13)
The Longhorn Cowfish (Lactoria cornuta) is generally found around protected, seagrass beds and mudflats where they feed on benthic invertebrates with an interesting behavior where they blow sand away to dig up their dinner. Adults are usually...
Bob's Picks (02/01/13)
This week I am featuring Aquacultured Monaco Shrimp, ReefHab meteor Shower Cyphastrea, Aquacultured Derasa Clams, Passer Angels, Aquacultured Pompano, and Juvenile SSC MAC Orange Shoulder Tangs.
Photo of the Week - Ghost Eel (Pseudechidna brummeri) (01/31/13)
Pseudechidna brummeri is commonly called "Ghost Eel" and "White Ribbon Eel". They are found widely distributed in the tropical Red Sea and Pacific Oceans, generally in shallow water (less than 30ft). They usually inhabit reef flats and shallow...
Bob's Picks (01/25/13)
This week I am featuring Aquacultured Hip Hop Clams, (because I was there when the hiphop was invented), Green Kenya Tree Corals, Purple Reef Anemones, Cultured Subadult Annularis Angels, Tiny MAC SSC Sailfin Tangs and Hybrid Crosshatch Triggers.
Photo of the Week - Zebra Mantis (01/24/13)
The Zebra Mantis Shrimp (Lysiosquillina maculata) is an excellent candidate for keeping in the marine aquarium. They are very hardy, and eat readily, but will consume fish they are housed with. They live in monogamous pairs in the wild where they...
Bob's Picks (01/18/13)
This week I am featuring Serpent Red Bahama Stars, Aquacultured Fire and Ice Zoanthids, Red Finger Gorgonians, Spanish Hogfish, Aquacultured Yellow Stripe Maroon Clowns and MAC SSC Purple Pygmy Anthias.
Photo of the Week - Echinophyllia Chalice (01/17/13)
A close up image of an Echinophyllia chalice available on our WYSWYG. Echinophyllia need to be placed in low light scenarios in the home aquarium, but can be slowly adapted to moderate light. Slightly more light will get them to express some...
Bob's Picks (01/11/13)
This week I am featuring Aquacultured Monaco Shrimp, Purple Ribbon Gorgonians, Spotted Round Rays, Purple Tangs, Aquacultured Banggai Cardinals and MAC Red Coris Wrasses
Photo of the Week - Baby Brittle Star (01/10/13)
This little pink hitchhiker came in on a piece of maricultured Litophyton. We get a lot of these pieces of Cultured Tree Coral, but purple and yellow baby brittle stars are a bit less common.
Bob's Picks (01/04/13)
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Photo of the Week - Anoplocapros lenticularis (01/03/13)
Anoplocapros lenticularis or the White Barred Boxfish is an uncommon fish in the marine aquarium hobby. They are found in a wide range of depths all along Australia's Southern and Western Coastlines. They prefer cool water aquariums and have a max...
Bob's Picks (12/28/12)
This week I am featuring Blue Linkia Starfish, Fighter Conchs, Turbo Snails, Foxface Rabbitfish, MAC Goldhead Sleeper Gobies, and Blue Velvet Damsels.
This week's new WYSIWYG (12/28/12)
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Photo of the Week - Cultured White Polyp Toadstool Leather (12/27/12)
This is a super macro shot of the polyps on one of our White Polyp Toadstool Leather (Sarcophyton sp). This is part of our growing list of aquacultured corals.
Bob's Picks (12/21/12)
This week I am featuring Cultured Acropora, Astrea snails, Domino Damsels, Picasso Triggers and MAC Coral Beauties.
Pledge your support for the future of the Marine Aquarium Industry (12/20/12)
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Photo of the Week - Acanthurus triostegus (12/20/12)
Convict tangs (Acanthurus triostegus) can be found all over the Pacific. They sometimes form large schools and graze on algae. They are harvested as a food fish as well as an aquarium species. They are one of the more durable acanthurids, and...
Bob's Picks (12/14/12)
This week I am featuring Australian Frogspawn Coral, Aussie Daisy Coral, Eightline Wrasses, Blue Dot Jawfish and XL Purple Tangs
QM's Holiday Hours (12/14/12)
Quality Marine will be closed on Friday, December 23 and Friday December 30. Click here for more details about our shipping schedule.
Photo of the Week - Euphyllia divisia - frogspawn (12/13/12)
We have a number of stupendous colonies of the True Frogspawn (Australian Euphyllia divisia) in stock. This is a great example of the colors and polyp extension we are seeing.
Bob's Picks (12/07/12)
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Photo of the Week: WYSIWYG Acropora (12/06/12)
We have newly added some Australian Acropora to our WYSIWYG. Log into our online ordering system to get access to these gems.
Bob's Picks (11/30/12)
This week I am featuring a new pair of pants, Open Brain Corals, Wild Pipe Organ Corals, Cultured Metallic Green Trumpet, Aquacultured Black Saddleback Clownfish, SSC MAC Male Melanurus Wrasses and Japanese Bigeye Whitebar Soldierfish.
Photo of the Week: Acropora humilis (11/29/12)
This week's Photo of the Week is an Acropora humilis picture. To be more honest, it is 6 Acropora humilis pictures, tied together in a GIF file. The highlights shown by the Aquabeam LED lighting are unbelievable. While this image doesn't do it...
Bob's Picks (11/23/12)
This Week I am featuring Wild Acroporas, Euphyllia yayamensis, RH Chalice Frags, Cultured Tomato Clowns, Australian Lineatus Wrasses and MAC SSC Scopas tangs.
Photo of the Week - Centropyge loriculus (11/21/12)
This is an amazing color form of Centropyge loriculus from the central pacific. We’ve had it for a few days, and it is eating frozen foods heartily. It’s just a hair over 2”.
Bob's Picks (11/16/12)
This week I am featuring small Chevron Tangs, MAC SSC Kleini Butterflies, Female Crosshatch Triggers, Blue Linkia Starfish and Long Tentacle Green Plate Corals.
Photo of the Week - Ogilbyina queenslandiae (11/15/12)
The Queensland Pseudochromis is a beautiful, engaging aquarium inhabitant. They have a well deserved reputation for being a bit over assertive, so be sure to house them with similar tankmates. This photo is of the female, which differs from the...
Photo of the Week - Holacanthus ciliaris (11/12/12)
Our Brazilian Holacanthus ciliaris are definitely a different color form than most of the Queen Angels seen in the Hobby, and may even be a separate sub-species. Regardless of the scientific aspect of things, the fact remains that they are among...
Bob's Picks (11/09/12)
This week I am featuring Reefhab Purple Tip Grape Cristata, Aquacultured Monoco Peppermint Shrimp, Tasseled Filefish and SSC Laboute's Wrasses.
Photo of the Week - Reefhab Acanthastrea lordhowensis (11/04/12)
The variety of Reefhab Acanthastrea lordhowensis frags available here is still stunning. Our husbandry crew has done a great job of maintaining a healthy, available stock.
 Bob's Picks (11/02/12)
This week's picks include: Pictilis Anthias and Laboute's Wrasses from our SSC in the Coral Sea, Cultured Blue Mushrooms, and both Wild and Cultured Acropora.
Photo of the Week - Gold A/C Tridacna maxima (10/29/12)
We have a stunning collection of Aquacultured Gold Maxima Clams in stock right now. The coloration and variety are second to none. These come from a Quality Marine exclusive culture facility and are in the absolute best condition.
Bob's Picks (10/26/12)
This week I am featuring Yellow Toadstool Leather Corals, Cultured Red Mushroom Corals, Cook Islands Ventralis Anthias, Aquacultured Tomato Clownfish and MAC SSC Yellow Back Goatfish.
Photo of the Week - Pseudobalistes fuscus (10/22/12)
Pseudobalistes fuscus or the Blue Line Trigger is a fish we don't see that often. They are extremely hardy and eat just about anything you put in front of them, which is why they aren't suggested inhabitants for reef tanks. For the Fish Only tank...
 Bob's Picks (10/19/12)
This week I am featuring Medium Cultured Ocellaris Clowns, Adult Blueface Angels, MAC SSC Gold Domino Damsels, Cultured Green Finger Sinularia, Reefhab Chalices and Lobophyllia Colonies.
Photo of the Week - Pristigenys niphonia (10/15/12)
The Japanese Big Eye Soldierfish is found all over the Pacific and Indian Oceans, as long as it is at least 250 feet deep. It is a fish rarely seen in the marine aquarium trade because the logistics involved in harvesting this fish alive and...
Bob's Picks (10/12/12)
This week I am featuring Reefhab Green Echinophyllia Chalice Frags, Small Favia Colonies, Harlequin Shrimp Pairs, SSC MAC Coral Beauty Angels, Candy Basslets, and Cultured True Black Ocellaris.
Photo of the Week - Plectranthias pelicieri (10/08/12)
Pelicieri's Perchlet (Plectranthias pelicieri) is one of the rarest anthias in the marine aquarium hobby. They are a deepwater fish, usually found between 150 and 300 feet deep in the Indian Ocean. Often occuring in pairs, they generally live on...
Bob's Picks (10/05/12)
This week I am featuring Cultured Acropora, Giant Flame Rose Bulb Anemones, MAC Certified SSC Queen Tuka Anthias, Aquacultured Juvenile Annularis Angels, and Purple Tangs.
Photo of the Week - Selene vomer (10/01/12)
We have a great selection of Aquacultured Selene vomer in stock right now. Threadfin Lookdowns are some of the coolest looking fish in the hobby.
Bob's Picks (09/28/12)
This week I am featuring Purple Tangs, Sohal Tangs, Asfur Angels, Eightline Fairy Wrasses, Aquacultured Derasa Clams, and Aquacultured "Eye of Jabba" Zoanthids.
Photo of the Week - Cultured Echinophyllia Chalice (09/24/12)
This week's Photo of the Week is another example of the outstanding Cultured Echinophyllia Chalice that we are seeing in our WYSIWYG section. These prefer moderate light and flow levels, are tolerant of slightly elevated nutrient loads, and love...
Bob's Picks (09/21/12)
This week's picks include: Cultured Neon Dottyback Aldabrensis, Reefhab and wild Dragon Eye Zoanthids, Reefhab Blastomussa welsi frags, and Camel shrimp.
Photo of the Week - Centropyge flavissimus X vroliki (09/17/12)
It isn't uncommon for us to receive juvenile hybridized angels. One of our more frequent arrivals is the Centropyge flavissimus X vroliki hybrid, what is interesting about this one is it has an aberrant marking. The blue spot on his side is...
Bob's Picks (09/13/12)
This week's picks: Dispar Anthias, Helfrichi Firefish, MAC Certified Lemon Peel Angel fish from our SSC in Fiji, Aquacultured Blue Rim Derasa Clams, and Harlequin Shrimp.
Photo of the Week - Cirrhilabrus sp Kwazulu Fairy (09/10/12)
The KwaZulu fairy bears a passing resemblance to the much smaller Cirrhilabrus rubriventralis, but is more colorful and much rarer. For now, they are listed as separate species.
Bob's Picks (09/07/12)
This week I am featuring Fighting Conchs, Australian Scolymia, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, MAC SSC Two Tone Wrasses, Golden Puffers and Candy Basslets.
Photo of the Week - Stonogobiops red banded hi fin (09/04/12)
The Red Banded High Fin Goby is a "Shrimp Goby" that looks a lot like the Dracula Goby, but has the high dorsal fin of other fish in its genus, like the Yashia Goby. These fish come exclusively from Short Supply Chain Vendors.
Bob's Picks (08/31/12)
This week I am featuring Scolymia australis, Aquacultured turbinaria, Reefhab Purple Tip Grape Cristata, Tasseled Filefish, Spinefoot Decorated Rabbitfish, and Aussie False Personifer Angels.
Photo of the Week - Aracana ornata (08/27/12)
The Ornate Thornback (Aracana ornata) is a cool water trunkfish from Australia. It is generally found in shallow waters and has a max size of about 6 inches.
Bob's Picks (08/24/12)
This week I am featuring Aquacultured Metallic Torch Corals, Reefhab Echinophyllia Chalice Frags, Cultured Black Pearl Eye Clarkii Clowns, Purple and Yellow Chromis, and MAC SSC Six Line Wrasses
Photo of the Week - Pseudanthias ventralis (08/20/12)
The Ventralis anthias are likely the most desirable of all anthias. We get these from our Short Supply Chain vendor in the Cook Islands. They are rested and acclimated to light and aquarium conditions before being offered for sale. They are...
Bob's Picks (08/17/12)
This week I am featuring Reefhab Metallic Green Caulastrea Frags, Aquacultured Acropora, Black Tubastrea, Purple Tangs, Filamented Wrasses, and Aquacultured Semi-Picasso Percula Clownfish
 Photo of the Week - Centropyge Narcosis (08/13/12)
These are some pictures of the recently acquired Centropyge Narcosis, a deep water angelfish with a limited distribution in the Central Pacific. This one was collected at 360 feet deep, which sheds light on why it is named "narcosis".
Bob's Picks (08/10/12)
This week I am featuring Purple Tangs, Female Wantanabei Angels, Cultured Ocellaris, Cultured Sexy Shrimp, Metallic Star Polyps and Favia colonies.
Photo of the Week - Blue Spot Watchman Goby (08/06/12)
Blue Spot Watchman Gobies are too often overlooked in our hobby. This is a beautiful, hardy fish that forms a symbiotic relationship with pistol shrimps. This makes for a dynamic changing display as they dig, maintain and guard their burrows.
Bob's Picks (08/03/12)
This week's picks: Monaco Peppermint Shrimp and Candycane Shrimp for Aiptasia control. We also have a great selection of maricultured corals including the phenomenal Metallic Green Hammer Euphyllia. We also have deep inventory of Aquacultured...
Photo of the Week - Aquacultured Honeywall Euphyllia (07/30/12)
This is a closeup of our Aquacultured Honeywall (Euphyllia sp). This is one of our most popular frags. Everything in this picture is on the 3rd generation.
Bob's Picks (07/27/12)
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Photo of the Week - Halichoeres leucurus (07/23/12)
Grey Head Wrasses are very useful, beautiful aquarium inhabitants. They very resistant to most common aquarium diseases and are hearty eaters.
Bob's Picks (07/20/12)
This week I am featuring MAC SSC Queen Tuka Anthias, Black Longnose Tangs, MAC Two Tone Wrasses, Ultracolor Zoanthids, Australian Scolymia and Aquacultured Acropora.
Photo of the Week - Aquacultured Echinophyllia Chalice (07/17/12)
These cultured Chalice corals are a QM exclusive.
Bob's Picks (07/13/12)
This week I am featuring MAC Yellow and Black Angels, Black Longnose Hybrid, Dogface Puffers, Favia Colonies, Aquacultured Green Horn Coral and Purple Claw Daumi Lobsters.
Photo of the Week - Arothron mappa (07/09/12)
The Mappa Puffer (Arothron mappa) can be found around reefs throughout most of the Pacific and Indian Oceans in relatively shallow water, usually less than 50ft. They reach a max size of around 15" but with a substantial girth.
Bob's Picks (07/06/12)
This week I am featuring Starry Blennies, Adorned Wrasses, MAC Coral Beauties, Monaco Peppermint Shrimp, and Central Pacific Acropora.
Photo of the Week - Rhinopias frondosa (07/02/12)
Rhinopias frondosa is a rare fish in the aquarium trade. In the wild they reach a maximum size of about 10". They are extremely variable in coloration and appearance, which seems to be correlated to where they are found. They are nocturnal...
Bob's Picks (06/29/12)
This week I am featuring: Purple Tangs, Radiant Wrasses, SSC MAC Lori Anthias, A/C Metallic Green Hammer Coral, Trachyphyllia geoffroyi, and Scolymia australis.
Photo of the Week - Cynarina lacrymalis (06/25/12)
Cynaria lacrymalis is the only species in its genus and are commonly called Donut or Meat corals.
Bob's Picks (06/22/12)
This week I am featuring Bluestripe Pipefish, Aussie Painted Sweetlips, Purple Tangs, Marble Reef Stars, Lobophyllia, and Blue Coral Banded Shrimp
Photo of the Week - Zebrasoma rostratum (06/18/12)
Zebrasoma rostratum is a fish with a distribution all over the western Pacific, but most densely populated around the Christmas Islands. They are a hardy fish that likes to graze on filamentous algae. They reach a max size of about 8.5" in the...
Bob's Picks (06/15/12)
This week I am featuring False Personifer Angels, Juvenile Chevron Tangs, Yellow Leaf Fish, Cerianthus Tube Anemones, Encrusting Montipora, and Anemone Crabs.
Photo of the Week - Big Eye Chalice (Mycedium sp) (06/11/12)
Mycedium is a small genus of animals, with a large distribution, and an even larger range of colorations. They do best in low to moderate light with gentle flow and weekly feedings of small meaty foods. Actinic lights will usually bring out...
Bob's Picks (06/08/12)
This week I am featuring Black Foxface Rabbitfish, male Blue Throat Triggers, SSC MAC Gold Dominoes, X-mas Tree Corals, Yellow Toadstools, and Flame Scallops.
Photo of the Week - Discordipinna griessingeri (06/04/12)
Discordipinna griessingeri is a tiny fish (max size of just over an inch) that lives in shallow water all over the tropical Pacific and Indian Oceans.
Bob's Picks (06/01/12)
This week I am featuring Griessingeri Gobies, tiny Cubicus Trunkfish, Phoenix Damsels, Black and Orange Tubastrea, and Oxypora Chalices.
Photo of the Week - Acropora valida (05/29/12)
Acropora valida is a common coral with a very wide natural distribution. Contrasting color branch tips are a distinguishing feature of this sometimes bushy (caespitose) sometimes tabling coral.
Bob's Picks (05/25/12)
This week I am featuring MAC Canary Blennies, Chrysurus Angels, Male Golden Rhomboid Fairy wrasses, Neon Orange Plate Corals and
Photo of the Week - Halichoeres ornatissimus (05/21/12)
Halichoeres ornatissimus goes by many common names. Identifying it is made no less confusing by the number of similar species and subspecies that aren't described yet. This is one of those subspecies. Frequently called the Checkerboard, or Red...
Bob's Picks (05/18/12)
This week's picks: Aquacultured Percula Clowns, Female Squarback Anthias, Emerald Crabs, and Green Button Polyps. Also, Bob reports from Interzoo 2012 in Germany.
 Photo of the Week - Blastomussa wellsi (05/14/12)
A picture of one of our QM Reefhab Blastomussa mother colonies.
Bob's Picks (05/11/12)
This week I am featuring SSC MAC Melanarus Males, Tail Spot Blennies, American Angelfish, Orange Tree Gorgonians and Neon Green Platygyra Brains.
Photo of the Week - Paracheilinus octotaenia male (05/07/12)
The Eight Line Flasher Wrasse comes from the Western Indian Ocean, where it is found in anywhere from 15 to 150 feet of water. Males can be kept with small harems of females. Feed meaty foods multiple times per day.
 Bob's Picks (05/04/12)
This week I am featuring MAC SSC Marble Wrasses, Flameback Angels, Eight Line Fairy Males, Micro Zoanthids and Aquacultured Montiporas.
Reefhab and the Coral Restoration Foundation (05/04/12)
Last year Quality Marine sponsored a restoration of Molasses reef being done by the Coral Restoration Foundation via QM's Reefhab program.
Photo of the Week - Aquacultured Tridacna maxima (04/30/12)
A fresh batch of our QM exclusive Aquacultured maxima clams are ready for sale after their in house conditioning period.
Bob's Picks (04/27/12)
This week I am featuring Juvenile Blue Angels, Blue Gudgeon Lyretail Gobies, MAC SSC Orange line Cardinals, Purple Long Tentacle Anemones, and Reefhab Maxima Clams.
Photo of the Week - Hybrid Centropyge (04/23/12)
Are you tired of hybrid Centropyge yet? We aren't either. This beautiful Centropyge flavissimus x vroliki is the crew favorite around here right now.
Bob's Picks (04/20/12)
This week we are featuring MAC Latticed Butterflies, Juvenile Chevron Tangs, Juvenile Queen Angels, Reefhab Metallic Green Trumpet Frags, and Aquacultured Mushroom Corals.
Photo of the Week - Lophoides sp. (04/16/12)
These American Anglers have very distinct "tassles" on their prominent dorsal spine (their esca) that looks just like a brine shrimp.
Bob's Picks (04/13/12)
This week I am featuring: Male and Female Pictillis Anthias, SSC MAC Juvenile Orange Shoulder Tangs, Starry Blenny, Green Trachyphylla, AC Maxima Clams, and AC Bubble Coral.
Photo of the Week - Hybrid Heraldi Angel (04/09/12)
A photo of an extremely rare hybrid dwarf angel from Fiji
Bob's Picks (04/06/12)
This week I am featuring SSC MAC Saddleback butterflies, Juvenile Doliatus Wrasses, Narrowline Toadfish Puffers, Scolymia vitensis, and Aquacultured Hydnophora.
QM's Collector Series (04/05/12)
Introducing the "QM Collector Series." This series will consist of special specimens in extremely limited quantities that are collected by the absolute best of the QM exclusive, world class collectors.
Photo of the Week - Antennarius maculatus (04/03/12)
The Wartskin Angler can be found all over the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans. They inhabit rocky reef areas, frequently in shallow water. They reach a max size of about 6 inches, but are most commonly found in the 2" - 4" range.
Bob's Picks (03/30/12)
This week I am featuring MAC Certified, Short Supply Chain Nahacky’s Fairy Wrasse, Tank Raised Pacific Seahorse, Aquacultured Blue Mushroom Polyps and juvenile Joculator Angels.
Photo of the Week - Centropyge bispinosus (03/29/12)
These Coral Beauty angels have a unique abberant coloration where they lack the definitive striping common to their species. These fish can be found throughout the Indo-Pacific. They are commonly found in small groups in the wild. They are a hardy...
Bob's Picks (03/23/12)
This Week I am featuring SSC MAC Spinefoot Two Bar Rabbitfish, Pouter Blusing False Eye Gobies, Velvet Gumdrop Gobies, Aquacultured Fire and Ice Zoanthids and XL Aussie Plesiastrea.
Photo of the Week - Pseudanthias randalli (03/19/12)
Randall's Anthias (Pseudanthias randalli) are found all over the West and Central Pacific. They are usually found in caves or rubble areas associated with steep drop offs.
A Few RCT Hybrid Angels are Still Available (03/16/12)
We still have a few Reef Culture Technology Centropyge hybrids available for sale. Most of the cost of which will go directly to Reef Culture Technology to help support the cost of his research into captive angelfish breeding.
Try our new Beta Online Ordering System (03/16/12)
We have launched a new Beta online ordering system for customers who want to give it a try. It's got some great new features that we think you will like.
Bob's Picks (03/16/12)
This week I am featuring: Striated Anglerfish, Mappa Puffers, A/C Banggai Cardinalfish, Green Starburst Polyp, A/C Pearl Bubble Coral, and Blueberry Gorgonians.
Photo of the Week - Octopus (03/13/12)
This is one of a few very cool dwarf octopi that recently showed up at Quality Marine. This one prefers hermit crabs to just about anything else to eat. He also flashes blue and red spots all over, in addition to few other color changing tricks...
Bob's Picks (03/09/12)
This week I am featuring Rock Beauty Angels, Atlantic Blue Tangs, Black Bar Soldiers, Green Bulb Anemones and Reefhab Watermelon Favia frags.
Photo of the Week - Aquacultured Ricordea yuma (03/05/12)
There are two genus of Ricordea, Yuma from the Pacific, and Florida from the Caribbean. These aquacultured Yuma show the slightly longer tentacles that are one of the hallmarks of the species.
Bob's Picks (03/02/12)
This week I am featuring SSC MAC Bicolor Goatfish, Aquacultured Pseudochromis, Panda Gobies, Aquacultured Actinodiscus and Aquacultured Yumas.
Photo of the Week - Rabaulichthys altipinnis (02/27/12)
Altipinnis anthias males, like other fish in the Rabaulichthys genus, have impressive sailfins and interesting colorations. The females are slightly more drab, ranging from a burnt orange to a bright pink. We suggest keeping them in small groups....
Bob's Picks (02/24/12)
This week we are featuring small and juvenile triggerfish as we have an excellent variety of them right now. We have Juvenile Blue LineTriggers, Juvenile Clown Triggers, small Humus and Rectangle Humus, and some very small MAC White Tips
Photo of the Week - Synchiropus splendidus (02/20/12)
Synchiropus splendidus are endemic to the western Pacific in shallow water. They are usually found in small groups commonly around rubble fields and near reefs. They are now aquacultured for the aquarium trade.
 Bob's Picks (02/17/12)
This week we are featuring aquacultured Flame Back Angels, Kuteri Wrasses, Pelvic Spot Cryptic Wrasses, Aquacultured Blue Eyed Green Flowerpot Corals and Aquacultured Yellow Tip Torch Corals.
Photo of the Week - Centropyge interruptus (02/13/12)
Centropyge interruptus is a dwarf angelfish from the southern and central coasts of Japan. They are found anywhere from 40 to 180 feet deep and usually associated with reefs. They have a max size of 5 inches, and do pair.
Bob's Picks (02/10/12)
This week I can't miss the opportunity to feature some really unique stuff we have gotten in from Japan. First we have some Japanese Lunate Fairy (Cirrhilabrus lunatus), there is also some Japanese Randalli Assesors, and finally we have a good...
Photo of the Week - Pomacanthus xanthometopon (02/06/12)
The Blue Face Angel (Pomacanthus xanthometopon) are a hardy species for the Marine Aquarium. Their wild diet includes sponges and algae, and similar foods should be supplied in the aquarium environment.
Bob's Picks (02/03/12)
This week I am featuring Canary Blennies, Undulated Triggers, Aquacultured Juvenile Pinnatus Batfish, Aquacultured Super Red Mushroom Corals, Pink and Yellow Cukes, as well as the gorgeous Sea Apple.
Photo of the Week - Zebrasoma gemmatum (01/30/12)
One of the rarest tangs in the trade, the Zebrasoma gemmatum is found near reefs along the east coast of Africa, Madagascar and surrounding islands. They have been known to reach a size of nearly 9 inches in the wild, though this is unlikely in...
Bob's Picks (01/27/12)
This week we have some beautiful Juvenile Goldflake Angels Apolemichthys xanthopunctatus. These would be better suited to the more experienced hobbyist but these guys are eating like little pigs. Not seen in the trade very often is the Leather...
Photo of the Week - Apolemichthys xanthopunctatus juvenile (01/23/12)
The Goldflake Angel is one of the most beautiful we see. They are found in fairly shallow water and always associated with reefs. Their diet is mostly sponges, tunicates so be sure to include some sponge based food in their diet. We have good...
Bob's Picks (01/20/12)
This week's picks: Mitratus Butterflyfish from our SSC in the Maldives, Australian Scott's Velvet Wrasse, MAC Certified Juvenile Twin Spot Coris Wrasse from Fiji, Aquacultured Acropora from Bali, and Green Cauliflower Pocillopora from Fiji.
Mobile Site Upgrades (01/19/12)
We have added some cool new features to the mobile site, scan a tank tag today and check it out!
Photo of the Week - Dendronephthya (01/16/12)
Dendronephthya go by a number of common names, The Carnation Tree Coral, Cauliflower Soft Coral, or Strawberry Soft Coral. They are both notoriously peaceful and notably difficult to keep. We suggest species specific tanks, as they require heavy...
Bob's Picks (01/13/12)
This week I am featuring small Cream Angels, Colored Trimma Gobies, Radiant Wrasses, Sixline Wrasses, and Orange Tube Anemones. We also have a super selection of Aquacultured soft corals from Indonesia available. Some of the highlights include...
Photo of the Week - Male Macropharyngodon kuiteri (01/09/12)
Macropharyngodon kuiteri is an inshore fish of the western pacific, predominately found in sand and rubble zones. Males are rarely seen in the trade.
Bob's Picks (01/06/12)
This week I am featuring ML size Powder Blue Tang, Male & Female Fairy Flame Wrasse, Rainford Butterflyfish, maricultured Green Polyp Leather Toadstool Cora and Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp.
Photo of the Week - Goniopora stokesi (01/02/12)
Goniopora is another type of coral that can come in a wide range of color morphs, the one pictured below being one of our favorites! We have shown off some of these in past trade show displays and always have to field an endless amount of inquiries...
Bob's Picks (12/30/11)
This week's picks: African Flameback Angels, Barnacle Blenny's, Blonde Naso Tang from our SSC in the Maldives, Aquacultured Green Polyp Toadstool Leather Coral, and Scarlet Hermit Crabs.
Bob's Picks (12/23/11)
This week's picks: Pictilis Anthias from our SSC in Melanesia, Walking Longnose Batfish, Caribbean Blue Reef Chromis, Brachiosaurus Blennies, and cultured Blue Rimmed Derasa Clams from the Cook Islands.
Photo of the Week - Sanopus greenfieldorum (12/19/11)
Sanopus greenfieldorum or the Whitelined Cozumel Toadfish is a rare fish in the hobby, and little is known about it. It can be found in the Western Atlantic hiding on the bottom waiting to ambush prey. It is a very aggressive fish (like most...
Breaking News- Quality Marine QR Code Tags (12/17/11)
We are proud to announce our newest innovation. We are now offering QR codes on all our tank tags that will allow stores and hobbyists alike to track the fish they buy, from collection to retail store. There is also a wealth of other information...
Bob's Picks (12/16/11)
This week I am featuring have XL Spanish Hogfish, SSC MAC Exquisite Wrasses, Vanuatu live rock, Flame Scallops, and Blue Linkia Starfish.
Photo of the Week - Acropora nasuta (12/12/11)
Acropora nasuta usually forms corymbose (bushy flat-ish topped) colonies. Axial corralites are tubular and radial corralites are usually in neat rows and have a distinct nariform shape. The tips of the radial corallites have a unique pocket shape....
Presenting Anampses femininus males! (12/09/11)
For the first time in the aquarium industry trade, QM is proud to announce the availability of Anampses femininus males.
Bob's Picks (12/09/11)
This week we have Wantanabei Angels, Male Lineatus wrasses,Orange Toadfish, Orange Tube Anemones and Dwarf Cassiopeia Jelly Fish.
Photo of the Week - Bodianus perditio (12/05/11)
This Hogfish can be found throughout the Indian and Pacific Oceans, usually around reefs and drop offs. With a max recorded size of 30 inches in the wild, these are frequently pursued as gamefish, and in many parts of the world are a highly sought...
Bob's Picks (12/02/11)
this week I am featuring Red People Eater Palythoas, the South Pacific Clam Sampler, Diamond Watchman Goby , Green Band Goby and RedFin Foxface.
Photo of the Week - Anampses femininus (11/28/11)
The Candycane or Orange Lined Tamarin Wrasse is usually found in between 30 and 100 feet in and around Pacific reefs. They range from Australia to Easter Island. Not much is known about their wild diet. Here we feed them live foods until we can...
Bob's Picks (11/25/11)
This week I am featuring Candycane Wrasses, Laboute’s Fairy Wrasses, Passer Angel, Squamosa Clams and Green Eyed Elephant Nose Chalices.
Photo of the Week - Trachyphyllia geoffroyi (11/21/11)
"Trachys" as they are known in the trade are great additions to the reef tank. They are colorfast and hardy if given amenable conditions. They should be placed on the sand bed as the polyp is easily damaged by rockwork.
Happy Thanksgiving - Holiday Hours (11/21/11)
Quality Marine will be closed Thursday, November 24, 2011 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday (US).
Bob's Picks (11/18/11)
This week we have some really cool Blue Spot Cowfish, SSC Juvenile Red Coris Wrasses, Blue Girdled Angels, Aquacultured Darth Maul Zoanthids and Red Sea Feather Lilly Stars.
Photo of the Week - Scolymia australis (11/14/11)
"Scolys" as they are known in the trade, are popular for good reason. They adapt well to the aquarium environment and usually retain their mind blowing colors. They do best when given supplemental meaty foods, of which they will eat quite a lot.
Bob's Picks (11/11/11)
This week we have Jaguar Gobies, a good supply of Red & Blue Fairy Wrasse, some very nicely colored Pin-Striped Reef Basslets, some massive Toadstool Leather Corals and a limited number of the Blue Mini-Polyp.
 Photo of the Week - Selene oerstedti (11/07/11)
Moonfish Lookdowns (Selene oerstedti) can be found in the Eastern Pacific ocean, from the Baja down to Columbia. They are usually found in shallow coastal waters where the form small schools. In the wild they usually eat small fish and crustaceans;
Bob's Picks (11/04/11)
this week I am featuring Pale Tail Reef Chromis, Galapagos Cleaner Shrimp, Dove Algae Grazer Snail, Australian Scolymia and Large Scale Leatherjacket Filefish.
Photo of the Week - Wunderpus photogenicus (10/31/11)
The Wunderpus is endemic to the Indo-Malayan Archipelago (Indonesia and Malaysia). This is a semi-nocturnal animal, emerging at dusk and dawn to forage; primarily on small crustaceans and fish. The Wunderpus has a very unique color pattern...
Bob's Picks (10/28/11)
This week I am featuring Scribbled Angel, Midget Reef Chromis, African Bluestripe Pipefish, Purple Giant Star Coral and Yellow Toadstool Leather Corals.
Photo of the Week - Scolymia australis (10/24/11)
This is a selection of Scolymia australis recently arrived at Quality marine. This species is best on tank bottom as the large fleshy polyp can easily be damaged. They like moderate light and gentle random flow. Growth is greatly enhanced by...
Bob's Picks (10/21/11)
This week I am featuring Starry Blennies, Indian Black Triggers, Red Tail Wrasses, The Master Chief Acan, and a crazy selection Scolymia corals.
Photo of the Week - Chaetodontoplus duboulayi (10/17/11)
Chaetodontoplus duboulayi or the Scribbled Angel is endemic to the Indo-Pacific. They can be found in areas associated with reefs, usually in less than 80 feet of water. They get to be about a foot long in the wild, eight to ten inches in...
Bob's Picks (10/14/11)
This week I am featuring Silver-Streak Goldie Anthias, Seale’s Cardinalfish, McCosker’s Flasher Wrasse, Male Lineatus Fairy Wrasse Cirrhilabrus lineatus and Neon Orange Plate Corals
Photo of the Week - Chaetodontoplus conspicillatus (10/10/11)
The conspicuous angel (Chaetodontoplus conspicillatus) is a Quality Marine exclusive. These fish are shy at first, but become very engaged with people pretty quickly (like most angels in this genus). They accept a variety of frozen foods, usually...
Bob's Picks (10/07/11)
We have some seldom seen species in the trade available this week including: the Australian Flathead Perch, Wrought-Iron Butterfly, Joculator Angel, White Moon Sub-Adult Angel and Branch/Cave Cultured Live Rock.
Photo of the Week - Heteractis magnifica (10/03/11)
The magnificent anemone (H. magnifica) represents one of the most challenging species to keep in marine aquaria. It requires very high light, and random turbulent, but gentle flow. Your chances of long term success are increased by several...
Bob's Picks (09/30/11)
This week I am featuring Scribble Angels, large Black Clarki Clowns, Diamond Watchman, QM Hammer Branch Coral Frags, Hippopus hippopus Clams.
Photo of the Week - Aussie Lobophyllia (09/27/11)
Lobophyllia are a good aquarium coral, they keep color very well, and are quite hardy given proper conditions (moderate light, moderate flow). Supplemental feedings with meaty foods really enhance growth rates. They can do some stinging and also...
Bob's Picks (09/23/11)
This week's picks: African Flame Back Angel, Red Inferno Chalice Coral from our SSC in Tonga, Matted Leatherjacket filefish, Twinstripe Fusilier, and Aquacultured Fire and Ice Zoanthids.
Photo of the Week - Genicanthus semifasciatus (09/19/11)
This week's photo is of the Tiger Angel, Genicanthus semifasciatus. Like other members of its genus, these are among the most reef safe angelfish. Just to stay on the safe side however, it's always a good idea to keep them very well fed as this...
Bob's Picks (09/16/11)
This week's picks: Ochre-Striped Cardinal Fish, MAC Certified Orange Kleini Butterfly from our SSC in Fiji, Aquacultured Black Ocellaris Clownfish, Open Brain Corals from Fiji, Tonga, and Australia, as well as Blue Mini Polyp.
Photo of the Week - Scorpaena brasiliensis (09/12/11)
Scorpaena brasiliensis (or the horned barbfish) is a venomous fish endemic to the western Atlantic. It is usually found in less than 100M of water and around reefs and drop offs. They grow to around 8" long and are part of the scorpionfish family.
Bob's Picks (09/09/11)
This week's picks: Midget reef Damsels, Solid Orange Fungia from Australia, Aquacultured White/Yellow Polyp Leather Corals, Red Belted Cardinals from the Caribbean, and Blue Stripe Pipefish from Africa.
Photo of the Week - Mastigias papua (09/06/11)
Mastigias papua or the Spotted Moon Jelly is a very unique animal in that it will actively hunt prey in the water column, but also harbors photosynthetic zooxanthellae, and requires full spectrum lighting. The adults can be kept in modified box...
Bob's Picks (09/02/11)
This week we have Blue Line Angels, Large Scott's Velvet Wrasses, both male and female aquacultured Yellow Kuda Seahorses, a great selection of Eels, Reefhab Metallic Green Trumpet Frags, and Blastomussa merleti.
Photo of the Week - Xanthichthys mento (08/29/11)
The Crosshatch Trigger is part of a small group of triggers that are considered "reef safe", meaning that they are not likely to eat sessile invertebrates (motile invertebrates are a completely different story). They are found all over the tropical...
Bob's Picks (08/26/11)
This week, I am featuring: Juvenile and Sub-Adult Chrysurus Angels, Rippled Rockskipper Blennies, Adult Achilles Tangs, Australian Pink/Purple Tip Elegance Corals and Cook Island Aquacultured 4 -5” Blue Rim Clams.
Photo of the week - Entacmaea quadricolor (08/22/11)
The Entacmaea quadricolor is probably the anemone best suited for home aquaria; they are quite hardy, will host a variety of clownfish, and reproduce readily by fission, creating an aquacultured alternative for these long lived marine animals.
Bob's Picks (08/19/11)
This week I am featuring full adult Cortez Angels, Crown of Thorns Cardinalfish, French Grunts, Dented Brain Corals, and Peppermint Shrimp.
Photo of the Week - Amazing Zebrasoma (08/12/11)
This stunning tang came to visit the QM facility on 8/12/2011. Truly amazing.
Bob's Picks (08/12/11)
This week we have Cubicus Trunkfish, Black Melanopus Clowns, MAC SSC Orange Spot Filefish, Aquacultured Yellow Rim Purple People Eater Palys, and Strawberry Rock Flower Anemones.
Photo of the Week - Dendrochirus biocellatus (08/08/11)
Dendrochirus biocellatus aka the Fu Man Chu Lionfish is named for his supremely stylish mustache. These little guys are usually nocturnal; combine this with good camouflage and their small adults size (5"ish in the wild) and you end up with a fish...
Bob's Picks (08/05/11)
This week's picks: Lantern Basslets, Barberrish, Giant Hawkfish, Green Encrusting Montipora, and Antler Staghorn Hermits.
Aquarist Position Available (08/02/11)
Quality Marine is looking for a talented and motivated individual to fill a newly available position in our Animal Care and Husbandry team. If you have experience caring for aquariums and have a passion to pursue a career in the aquarium field,...
Photo of the Week - Platax orbicularis (08/01/11)
Platax orbicularis or the Orbiculate Batfish is an omnivore found usually in shallow protected lagoon areas, or in silty deep water in association with wrecks or other good cover.
Bob's Picks (07/29/11)
This week I am featuring Bluefin Angels, Starry Blennies, Gold Domino Damsels, Colored Ingens Seahorses, Green Honeywall Coral and Lettuce Nudibranchs.
Photo of the Week - Halichoeres chierchiae (07/25/11)
The Wounded Wrasse is found on the west coast of the Americas, from Panama to N. Mexico. They are usually found around reefs in less than 20m of water.
Bob's Picks (07/22/11)
This week I am featuring Cook Islands Maxima Clams, Purple & Yellow Chromis, Browncheek Blenny, Bluestripe Pipefish and Green Trumpet Coral.
Photo of the Week - Balistes vetula (07/18/11)
Balistes vetula or the Queen Trigger is an Atlantic trigger fish found in coastal waters, usually at depths of 90 feet or less in conjunction with rocky or coral areas. They can be found both singly and in schools. They will eat just about...
Bob's Picks (07/15/11)
This week we are featuring Male Zebra Swallowtail Angels ,Male Duboulays Scribbled Angels, MAC Certified Yellow and Black Angels, Reefhab Neon Green Grape Cristata, Purple Branching Montipora and Aquacultured Acropora.
Photo of the Week - Chalice (07/11/11)
Chalices make great aquarium additions. They live in a pretty wide variety of conditions, from low light in a corner, to bright light front and center. They do seem to like enough flow to keep them clean and free of any settled detritus.
Bob's Picks (07/08/11)
This week we have small sized Cream Angels, Juvenile French Angels, Threadfin Goldie Anthias, Barnacle Blennies, and Green Bubble Corals.
Photo of the Week - Thalassoma duperrey (07/06/11)
The saddle wrasse is a very hardy thalassoma genus wrasse that is under appreciated, which means that you can be the only one to have them in your display.
Bob's Picks (07/01/11)
This week I am featuring MAC Pink Skunk Clownfish, Auriga butterflies, HUGE Pearly White Anglerfish, Passer Angels, Pederson's cleaner shrimp and Condylactis anemones.
Photo of the week - Hippocampus erectus (06/29/11)
Hippocampus erectus or the Lined Seahorse is endemic to coastal waters in the Atlantic everywhere from Nova Scotia to Suriname.
Bob's Picks (06/24/11)
From our MAC Short Supply Chain in Fiji we have Purple Queen Anthias and Bicolor angels. I am also featuring Onyx and Semi-black True Percula Pairs, assorted Octopi, Reefhab Zoanthid Frags, and Maze Brain corals.
Photo of the week - Brotulina fusca (06/22/11)
These rarely seen fish live in caves in rock and rubble. They are best suited for small, cryptic tanks where they can be target fed as they have very poor eyesight.
 Bob's Picks (06/17/11)
This week we have some very nice Lemonpeel x Half Black Hybrid Angels Centropyge flavissimus X vroliki. These are showing an excellent dark black coloration in the anterior portion of the body. From our sources in the Atlantic we have a great batch...
Photo of the Week - Acropora Secale (06/15/11)
An excellent example of the Acropora secale we have been getting in recently.
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Bob's Picks (06/10/11)
This week I am featuring MAC SSC Hypselosoma Stock Pink Anthias, and also MAC SSC Bicolor Foxface. I also suggest Black Spot Surgeonfish, Short Tentacle Plate Corals and Aquacultured Metallic Green Torch Corals.
 Bob's Picks (06/03/11)
This week's Picks: Dracula Gobies, MAC Sixline Wrasses, Horned Blennies, Green Hammer Coral, and a great selection of both wild collected and aquacultured / maricultured soft corals.
Photo of the Week - Epinephelus lanceolatus (05/31/11)
This is an amazing and rarely seen grouper around here. I always wondered why they were correlated with Queensland when they are found all over the Pacific.
Bob's Picks (05/26/11)
This week I am featuring both male and female Swallowtail Angels, Valentini Puffers, MAC Banded Sleeper Gobies, Elegance Corals, and Aquacultured Derasa Clams.
Observing Memorial Day and Warmer Weather Precautions (05/25/11)
We would like to remind our customers that Quality Marine will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30th. Business will resume as normal on the following day.
How to Kill the Styrofoam Monster Living in the Back Room. (05/23/11)
What can you do with all the styrofoam your business generates? Has the pile begun to take on a life of its own?
Photo of the Week (05/20/11)
Chaetodontoplus septentrionalis aka the Blue Line Angel is a rarely seen angelfish in the trade; I've never actually saw one before working here. With a cooperative fish and some inventive lighting, I got what I think is one of the best photos I've...
Bob's Picks (05/20/11)
This week's picks: MAC Purple Queen Anthias, MAC SSC Candy Pencil Wrasse Pairs, Male Girdled Fairy Wrasses, Red/Pink Mini-Carpet Anemones and Reefhab Frag Sample Packs.
Photo of the week - Acropora loripes (05/16/11)
Acropora loripes usually occur in pale blue and brown, this one in a sweet turquoise coloration is highly prized. Loripes occur naturally on upper reef slopes in a wide variety of environments.
Bob's Picks (05/12/11)
This week I am featuring both Adult and Juvenile Goldflake Angels, Red Fin Foxface, Indian Black Triggerfish, Australian Pink/Purple Tip Elegance Coral, and “Purple Diamonds” Acans.
Photo of the Week - Macropharyngodon bipartitus (05/06/11)
A photo of a very cooperative Male Vermiculate Leopard Wrasse. While challenging to keep, long term success can be had by providing a varied diet and exceptional stability living conditions.
Bob's Picks (05/06/11)
This week I am featuring the Banded Butterfly, the Orange Butterfly, Richardson’s Reef Damsel, some stunning assorted Acropora and Aquacultured “KeddRedd” Zoanthid Polyps.
Bob's Picks (04/29/11)
This week I am featuring Purple Pygmy Anthias, Klausewitz’s Blennies, Banana Fusiliers, Nerite sp. Snails and Yellow Leather Corals.
Photo of the Week - Acropora gemmifera (04/29/11)
A photograph of an astounding Acropora we recently received. It is an Acropora gemmifera, and a good example of some of the stock we've been receiving recently.
Photo of the Week - Pseudanthias pictilis (04/25/11)
Some photographs of Pseudanthias pictilis, both males and females.
Bob's Picks (04/22/11)
This week we have Male Lineatus Wrasses, Tiger Color Striated Anglers, Tailbar Radiata Lionfish, Pink/Rose Maldivensis Coral and Green Center Jasmine Polyp Knopia sp.
Photo of the Week - Opistognathus rosenblatti (04/18/11)
Photo of Blue Spot Jawfish (Opistognathus rosenblatti) by Eli Fleishauer for Quality Marine.
Bob's Picks (04/15/11)
This week I am featuring our Reefhab Acanthastrea lordhowensis frags and the “Jupiter” and “Cloverfield” color strains are simply superb. We also have Blue Star Damsel, Yellowtail Sawtail Tang, Green Band Gobies, and radioactive Green Leather Thick...
New Lighting at Quality Marine (04/08/11)
This week saw the installation of new T5 lighting fixtures above our invertebrate tanks. We are already seeing better coral and photo-sensitive invert health. We are very excited about the future of our invert systems.
Photo of the week - Acropora Plana Ultra (04/08/11)
A photo of Acropora Plana by Eli Fleishauer for Quality Marine
Bob's Picks (04/08/11)
This week we have Barnacle Blennies, Purple & Yellow Chromis, Dragonface Pipefish, a limited number of Sand Puffers, and a super limited number of Super Orange Bullseye Mushrooms.
Pick of the Week - Halichoeres chrysotaenia (04/01/11)
This is a photo of Halichoeres chrysotaenia or "Vrolik's Wrasse" under 150w of 20k light by Eli Fleishauer.
Bob's Picks (04/01/11)
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Bob's Picks (03/25/11)
Today's picks include: aquacultured Metallic Green Torch Corals, Staghorn Hermit Crabs, Rose Bubble Anemones, Extra Large Tobacco Basslets, and Mexican Rainbow Wrasses.
Pic of the Week - Cyclocoeloma tuberculata (03/25/11)
This weeks shot is one from Adam (Slap Shot) Mangino. This is an absolutely crazy pic of a decorator crab (Cyclocoeloma tuberculata.)
Pic of the Week - Balistapus undulatus (03/21/11)
Some pictures of the Balistapus undulatus taken by Eli Fleishauer for Quality Marine.
Bob's Picks (03/18/11)
This week we have Juvenile Imperator Angels, MAC certified (super limited) Juvenile Blue Spot Lemonpeel Angels, Scissortail Chromis and “Patriot” Bullseye Mushrooms Rhodactis inchoata. We also have an excellent selection of sea stars!
Bob's Picks (03/11/11)
This week's features include: Black Cap Basslets, Pacific Barred Serrano Basslets, a MAC certified Blue-Green Reef Chromis Promo, Green Starflower Coral and our exclusive Cook Island Aquacultured Reefhab Tridacna maxima Clams.
Bob's Picks (03/04/11)
This weeks offerings include: extra large Spiny Box puffers, Eibli Mimic Tangs, MAC Certified Latticed Butterflies, Green Pavona Coral, Cortez stars and Green Carpet Anemones.
Photos of the Week (03/04/11)
The Striated Frogfish also called the Tiger Anglerfish (Antennarius striatus)
Bob's Picks (02/25/11)
This week's picks: Large Adult Angelfish from the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, Longnose Hawkfish from our SSC in the Maldives, Naoko's Fairy Wrasse from Sumatra, Yellow Tip Red/Pink Birdsnest Coral from our SSC in Tonga, and some nice Orange Sea...
Bob's Picks (02/18/11)
This weeks pics include Red Lipped Blennies, Pink Cardinalfish, Yellow Stripe Maroon Clowns, Male Girdled Fairy Wrasse, and Tongan Bubble-Gum Chalice Corals.
Bob's Picks (02/11/11)
This weeks picks: Yellow Assessor Basslets from Australia, Yellow Goatfish from Fiji, Pouter Blushing False Eye Goby from Eastern Asia, from the Cook Islands we have Aquacultured Blue Rim Derasa Clams, and we released another batch of our Reefhab...
Get What You Expect - Acanthastrea lordhowensis (02/09/11)
Introducing the way Quality sorts and classifies its Acans. Allowing us to sort them, and allowing you to know what you are getting.
Bob's Picks (02/04/11)
This week's picks: Jumbo Band-Tailed Cardinalfish from our SSC in Tonga, male and female Bimaculatus Anthias and Red Velvet Wrasse from our SSC in the Maldives, Indonesian Green Cabbage Coral, and aquacultured Acropora.
Bob's Picks (01/28/11)
This weeks picks: The MAC Certified Green Wrasses, Halstead's razor wrasses, Lori Anthias, The Super Purple Flowerpots, Orange Linkia Starfish, and Pink and Yellow Cucumbers.
Bob's Picks (01/21/11)
This week's picks: Aqucultured Semi-Picasso Percula Clownfish, Cultured Blue-Rim Derasa Clams from Cook Islands, Klausewitz's Blenny from our SSC in the Maldives, Indonesian Threadfin Lookdown, and Purple Condylactis Anemone from our collector in...
Free Reef Hobbyist Magazines for QM Customers (01/19/11)
After distributing Reef Hobbyist Magazine to our customers for two quarters, we are now providing the magazines free of cost only to the customers who request the magazine. This will allow customers to have better control over the quantity they...
Bob's Picks (01/14/11)
This week's picks: Fiji Xmas Wrasse, Bristletooth Fine-lined Abberant Tang from Sumatra, Orangeback Fairy Wrasse from Indonesia, Red and Ultra Color Micro Zoa's, and Pink Birdsnest from our SSC in Tonga.
Bob's Picks (01/07/11)
This week's picks: Red Spot Cardinalfish from Indonesia, MAC Certified Orange Stripe Bristletooth Tang from Fiji, adult Blue Ring Angelfish from Sri Lanka, Green Cabbage Coral, and a great selection of different Montipora species with varied colors.
Photo of the Week: Hybrid Juv Lemonpeel (01/07/11)
This week's Photo of the Week features a hybrid juvenile Lemonpeel angelfish. While we aren't 100% sure of the other strain, our best guess is that it is a Half Black angel as these hybrids are no all that uncommon. What is uncommon is seeing...
Bob's Picks (12/31/10)
This week's picks: Bartlett's Anthias, Lantern Basslet from the Caribbean, Lined Dart Goby, Green Finger Sinularia and Toadstool Leather from Indonesia, and Scarlet Hermit Crabs from the Caribbean.
Bob's Picks (12/23/10)
This week's picks: MAC Certified Fiji Blue Devil Damsels, Midas Blenny and Purple Firefish from our SSC in the Maldives, Scarlet Hermit Crabs from the Caribbean, and amazing coral from Fiji.
Happy Holidays from QM (12/21/10)
Thanking you for your support in 2010 and wishing you the warmest Holiday greetings and a Healthy, Happy, and Prosperous New Year.
Cook Islands Maxima Clam's Back in Inventory (12/17/10)
They're back! After quarantining our most recent batch for well over a month, we are ready to do a limited release on our Ultra grade stock of Cook Island Maximas.
Bob's Picks (12/17/10)
This week's picks: Lineatus Fairy Wrasse from Australia, Flameback Pygmy Angelfish from Africa, MAC Certified Sailfin Tang from Fiji, Pink Birdsnest and Purple Encrusting Montipora from our SSC in Tonga, and Starfire Polyps from Indonesia.
Bob's Picks (12/10/10)
This week's picks: Yellow Tang from Hawaii, Aquacultured Neon Dottybacks, McCosker's Flasher Wrasse from Sri Lanka, Purple Condylactis Anemoness from the Caribbean, and our Reefhab frag release of the Green with Purple tip Honey Wall Euphyllia.
Bob's Picks (12/03/10)
This week's picks: Blue Face Angelfish from Sumatra, Five-Lined Cardinalfish from our SSC in Tonga, Dragonface Pipefish from the Central Pacific, and Aquacultured Assorted Tree Softies and Fire Shrimp from Indonesia.
Bob's Picks (11/26/10)
Costa Rican Hogfish, Samoan Cardinalfish and pink Stylophora from our SSC in Tonga, and our famous Aquacultured Cook Islands Maxima clams.
Happy Thanksgiving! (11/24/10)
It is with sincere appreciation that we thank all of our customers for the business we’ve done together over the past year. We know how tough the past few years have been on the hobby and the industry, but we know that by working with our...
Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule (11/19/10)
Quality Marine will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 25). We will remain open for our normal hours during the rest of the week. We are able to arrange for shipments which will arrive to you on Thanksgiving Day.
Bob's Picks (11/19/10)
Australian Watanabe Angelfish pairs, Richardson's Reef Chromis from our SSC in Tonga, Slender Sweeper Cardinals, Blue-Scaled Fairy Wrasse from Sumatra, and Maricultured Yellow-Tip Torch from Micronesia.
Bob's Picks (11/12/10)
This week's picks: MAC Certified Bicolor Angels from Fiji, Lieutenant Tang and Sailfin Desjardinii Tang from our SSC in the Maldives, Bubble Coral and Yellow Fancy Brittle Starfish from our SSC in Tonga, and Red Wellsophyllia from Indo.
Bob's Picks (11/05/10)
This week's picks: Bluestripe pipefish from Africa, Australian Red Leopard/Choati wrasses, Dusky Jawfish from the Caribbean, Purple/Pink Tip Elegance Coral from Australia, and the Colored Pyramid Sea Star.
Bob's Picks (10/29/10)
This week's picks: Starcki Damsels from our SSC in Tonga, Barnacle Blenny's, Powder Blue Tang from our SSC in the Maldives, tons of coral including, a good variety of Open Brain Corals, and Vanuatu rock.
Photo's from Reef-A-Palooza (10/26/10)
After a very busy weekend at Reef-A-Palooza, things are business as usual back at the QM facility. We had a wonderful time this weekend and it was great meeting everyone who stopped by our booth to check us out.
Bob's Picks (10/22/10)
This week's picks: Juv. Queen Angels from the Caribbean, Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish from Sumatra, Dracula Gobies from our SSC in the Maldives, as well as Colt Coral and Purple Short Tentacle Plate Coral from our MAC Certified SSC in Fiji.
Photo of the Week - Blastomussa wellsi (10/17/10)
This week's photo of the week is the Blastomussa wellsi. These great corals are favorites of ours since they do well in so many different types of reef aquariums with various lighting schemes.
Bob's Picks (10/15/10)
This week's picks: Bartlett’s Fairy Anthias, Caribbean Chalk Basslet, Sri Lankan Brown Streak Prawn Gobies, Powder Blue Tang from our Short Supply Chain in the Maldives, and Pavona maldivensis from our SSC in Tonga.
Photo of the Week - Whitecap Goby (10/11/10)
After hearing of the elusive Whitecap goby for so long, we were thrilled to finally get in a few from one of our suppliers recently. The Lotilia graciliosa is aptly named the Whitecap or graceful shrimp goby for its striking white cap on the head...
Bob's Picks (10/08/10)
This week's picks: Tank raised Pinnatus Batfish, Maricultured corals from our SSC in the South Pacific, Blue and Red Wrasse from Sri Lanka, the new Whitecap Goby for nano tanks, and Crosshatch Triggers.
Bob's Picks (10/01/10)
This week's picks: Green Band Goby from our SSC in the Caribbean, Commerson's Cornetfish, Lyretail/Lunare wrasse from our SSC in Tonga, Maricultured Coral and Clam Pack promo's, and new Reefhab frags.
Photo of the Week (09/24/10)
This week's photo of the week is the Rock Beauty Angelfish (Holacanthus tricolor). These are gorgeous fish that come from the warm waters of the Caribbean.
Bob's Picks (09/24/10)
This week's picks: Juvenile Imperator Angels from Sri Lanka, Blonde Naso Tang from our SSC in the Maldives, African Midas Blenny, Panda Gobies, and maricultured Corals and Clams from the South Pacific.
Bob's Picks (09/17/10)
This week's picks: Imperator Angels from our SSC in the Maldives, Richardson's Reef Chromis and Aquacultured Squamosa clams from our SSC in Tonga, Yellowhead Jawfish from our SSC in the Florida Keys, and lots of great corals from our MAC Certified...
Quality Marine is Hiring! (09/17/10)
Quality Marine is looking for talented and motivated individuals to fill a variety of positions in our Animal Care/Husbandry and acclimations teams.
Photo's of the Week (09/14/10)
A treasure from the Gulf of California, straight from the Sea of Cortez, QM was honored to receive a shipment of a few Cortez stars to add to our stock.
Photo's of the Week (09/10/10)
There are few things as awe-inspiring as a vibrant and colorful piece of coral. That is why we snapped this photo of a few of our Acanthastrea lordhowensis colonies.
Bob's Picks (09/10/10)
This week's picks: Male Zebra Swallowtail Angels from Indonesia, Green Canary Blennies from our SSC in Tonga, Creaole Anthias from the West Americas, Oxypora from our SSC in Tonga, and MAC Certified Fusiler Damsel from our Fijian SSC.
Bob's Picks (09/03/10)
This week's picks: Scott's Velvet Wrasse and Labuoute's Wrasse from Australia, Lyretail Damsel and Bubblegum Chalice from our SSC in Tonga, and behemoth Purple Firefish from our SSC in the Maldives.
Photo's of the Week (09/01/10)
The Golden Male Wrasse, sadly enough, only makes its way into the aquarium trade on rare occasions. Fortunately we were lucky to enough to receive a few of these flashy guys.
QM's Labor Day Holiday Hours (08/30/10)
Quality Marine will be closed for observance of the Labor Day holiday on Monday September 6. Please keep this in mind as you plan your orders for next week.
Bob's Picks (08/27/10)
This week's pics: False Shepard's Angel (Hybrid), Samoan Cardinalfish and Three Lined Fusilers from our SSC in Tonga, algae eating white-foot hermit crab from Hawaii, and maricultured Torch Coral from Bali.
Bob's Picks (08/20/10)
This week's picks: MAC Certified Fusilier Damsel from Fiji, Lantern Basslets from our SSC in the Caribbean, Blue & Red Fairy Wrasse from Sri Lanka, and Red Wellsophyllia Rose Brain from Indonesia.
Photo's of the Week (08/20/10)
Our photo this week can speak for itself! The Armitage Angel is an unique and rare angel that when we one enters the waters here at Quality Marine, we just have to share the excitement.
Bob's Picks (08/13/10)
This week's picks: Radiant Wrasse from Kenya, MAC Certified Double Bar Rabbitfish and Mimic Saddle Filefish from Fiji, Pink, Yellow and Green Sea Cucumbers from Indonesia, and Red Button Cynarina also from Indonesia.
Photo's of the Week (08/13/10)
There’s a lot to love about Cardinalfish. Which is why when we received a few unusual cardinals, we just had to snap some photos and show them off!
Photo's of the Week (08/06/10)
Every so often we a get species of fish here at QM that is so unique, its hard not to take an immediate liking to it. That’s what happened when we received this purple frilly Rhinopias Scorpionfish.
Bob's Picks (08/06/10)
This week's picks: Yellowhead Jawfish from the Carribean, Powder Blue Tang and Bimaculatus Anthias from our SSC in the Maldives, Cardinalfish from our SSC in Tonga, and new Reefhab frag offerings.
Bob's Picks (08/02/10)
This week's picks: Bigeye Catalufa from Costa Rica, large Blue Line Snappers from our SSC in Tonga, Sailfin Desjardini Tang from our SSC in the Maldives, and lastly Red Brittle Starfish and super colorful Montipora species from Tonga.
Video: Nutramar Ova Used to Feed Mandarin's (07/27/10)
We've always known that our Ova is an excellent food for feeding finicky eaters, but here's the proof. ORA down in Florida almost use our Ova exclusively to feed offspring of their Mandarins and bring them to adult hood.
Photo's of the Week (07/23/10)
This week's pictures of the week are of the Golden Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish and the Liopropoma africanum.
Bob's Picks (07/23/10)
Dogface Puffers from the Philippines, Blue Hippo Tang from Eastern Asia, Blue, White Spotted Puffers from Costa Rica, Flame Scallops, and a good mixture of hard and soft coral from Tonga.
Reef Hobbyist Magazine: Now Free With Every Order. (07/19/10)
We are proud to announce that Quality Marine customers are now able to receive free copies of Reef Hobbyist Magazine with every order they place...while supplies last!
Bob's Picks (07/16/10)
This week's picks: Watanabe Angels from the Philippines, Dragonface Pipefish from our SSC in Tahit, Blue Reef Chromis from our SSC in the Caribbean, MAC Certified Two Bar Rabbitfish from our SSC in Fiji, and lastly cultured Tridacna Derasa Clams...
Bob's Picks (07/09/10)
This week's picks: Orange Regal Angel and Vlamingi tang from our SSC in the Maldives, Red Spot Cardinalfish from Indo, Banana Wrasse from our SSC in Tonga, Australian Spider sponge, and our sizzling Soft Coral and Polyp package.
Position Available for a Coral Aquarist (07/06/10)
The aquarist will be responsible for every aspect of animal care. These duties include but are not limited to: distributing feeds to marine fishes and invertebrates, water quality sampling and testing, tank cleaning, inventory control, and...
Photo's of the Week (07/06/10)
This week's pictures of the week are of the Red-Lined Deepwater Hogfish and the Purple & Yellow Chromis.
Bob's Picks (07/02/10)
This week's picks: Rock Beauty from Puerto Rico, MAC Certified Segmented Blennies from the Philippines, Fijian MAC Certified Yellow Goatfish, Red Open Brain Lobophyllia from some of our South Pacific suppliers, and our Independence Day package...
Updated Holiday Schedule for Independence Day (07/01/10)
We would like to remind our customers that Quality Marine will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Monday, July 5. Click here for more details.
Bob's Picks (06/25/10)
This Week's Picks: Golden Red Pygmy Angels and Blue Torpedo Gobies from Indonesia, Yellow Sawtail Tang from Costa Rica, Red Velvet Fairy Wrasse from our SSC in the Maldives, and lastly Orange Eye Acanthastrea echinata and Green Scolymia vitiensis...
Bob's Picks (06/18/10)
This week's picks: Goldflake Angels, Starcki Damsels from our SSC in Tonga, MAC Certified Falco Hawkfish and Two Bar Spinefoot Rabbitfish from Fiji, amazing coral from Jakarta and Tonga, and Tongan Nassarius snails.
Photos of the Week (06/18/10)
Sometimes we receive fish that we just can help but want to share with all of our customers and visitors. Since we can't always get enough for everyone, we like to post pictures on our site so all can enjoy. Here are two from this week.
Bob's Picks (06/11/10)
This week's pics: Lori Anthias from our SSC in Fiji, Klauswitz Blennies from the Maldives, Sri Lankan Red and Blue Fairy Wrasses, Red Leopard Choati Wrasses from Australia, Scleronepthya Flower Coral from Indo, and Lettuce Nudibranch from the...
Bob's Picks (06/04/10)
This week's picks: Green Canary Blenny's from our SSC in Tonga, from 'Down Under' we have the False Personifer Angels and beautiful Multicolor Dotybacks, Purple Tang from the Red Sea, Aquacultured Derasa clam from the Cook Islands, and Open Brain...
Cook Island Maxima Clams in Pictures! (06/03/10)
Just to satisfy some of you out there looking for a little eye candy, we’ve taken a few shots of our most recent shipment of Maxima Clams for you to drool over.
Come Work for Quality Marine (06/02/10)
Quality Marine is looking for a talented and motivated individual to fill a newly available full time position in our Animal Care and Husbandry team. If you have experience caring for aquariums and have a passion to pursue a career in the aquarium...
Bob's Picks (05/28/10)
This week's picks: Cook Island Tridacna maxima clams, Barrier Reef Chromis from Australia, massive Purple Firefish from our SSC in the Maldives, large Lookdown from the Florida Keys, and Bali aquacultured corals.
Cook Island Clams Arrive at QM (05/24/10)
We’ve received a new shipment of clams from Cook Islands. Click here to see some of the striking patterns that some of our Derasas have.
Bob's Picks (05/21/10)
This week's Picks: Japanese Long-fin Anthias from Marshall Islands, Browncheek Blennies from Mexico, Hifin Coradion Butterflyfish from Australia, and so much more!
Bob's Picks (05/14/10)
This week's picks: Juvenile Blue Angels from the Florida Keys, MAC Certified Diamond Watchman Gobies from Fiji, Desjardini Sailfin Tang from our SSC in the Maldives, and lastly Bubble-Gum Chalice Coral and Green & Purple Bullseye Mushrooms from...
Bob's Picks (05/07/10)
This week's picks: Red and Multicolored Lobophyllia from our SSC in Tonga, Orange Sherbet Flower Coral, Aquacultured Corkscrew Gorgonians, MAC Certified Canary Blennies from Fiji, and Blue Assessors from Australlia.
Meet the Purple Stick Distichopora (05/03/10)
We’d like to present to you the Purple Stick Coral (also known as Lace Coral or Distichopora sp.). This often overlooked coral is a unique find in tanks and those who have discovered it find it to be the perfect coral to uniquely spice up the...
Bob's Picks (04/30/10)
This week's picks: Yellow Belly Blue Tang from Sumatra, MAC Certified Black Leopard Wrasse from Fiji, and from Indonesia we have Adult Orange Shoulder Tang and Green Bubble Coral.
Tropic Marin BIO-ACTIF Sea Salt Mix Available now at Quality Marine. (04/23/10)
Tropic Marine BIO-ACTIF Sea Salt Mix is a breakthrough product that is now available at Quality Marine. This product improves the health of fish, corals, and beneficial bacteria by adding organic compounds that augment bio-filtration.
Bob's Picks (04/23/10)
This week's picks: Small Orange Shoulder Tangs and Two Spot Bristletooths from our MAC SSC in Fiji, Yellow and Purple Wrasses from our SSC in Maldives, Black and White Chromis from the Fiji SSC, Red Button Corals from Indonesia, and aquacultured...
Bob's Picks (04/16/10)
This Week's Picks: Threadfin/Carberryi Anthias from our SSC in Maldives, Blue Assessor Basslets from Australia, Starcki Damsels from Tonga and Australia, Lettuce Nudibranch's, and corals galore.
QM Internship Program Offers Project Coordinator Opportunity (04/14/10)
Quality Marine is looking for student candidates majoring in business, marketing, or communications related fields to participate in our internship program as a project coordinator. If you would like to build your resume while getting real world...
Bob's Picks (04/09/10)
This week's picks: Adult Imperator Angels from our SSC in the Maldives, MAC Certified Pinstriped Wrasses from our Fiji SSC, Sea Moths from Cebu, Indonesian Orange Spot Zoanthids, and limited release Reefhab Frags…
New Version of Tank-Tag Makes it Even Easier to Carry QM Livestock (04/08/10)
Our newest tag tanks are designed to help you work more efficiently, and give your customers the satisfaction of knowing they are getting authentic, high-quality QM livestock.
Quality Marine is on Facebook (Become a Fan Today!) (04/05/10)
Quality Marine has been on Facebook for a little while now and we want to be sure that our clients and friends know about it! Become a fan of Quality Marine on Facebook and receive up-to-date information on products and QM news.
AQUARIUM CORALS FACE US TRADE BAN (04/02/10)
A recent petition by the Center for Biological Diversity is requesting that the NMFS department of NOAA to list 82 coral species under the Endangered Species Act. Please read how you this may affect the future of our trade and what you can do to...
Bob's Picks (04/01/10)
This week's picks: Black Melanopus Clownfish and Black Cap Damsels from our SSC in Vanuatu, MAC Certified Golden Head Sleeper Gobies from Fiji, XL Red Fin Foxface from Sumatra, and Australian Red Blastomussa wellsi frags.
Nameless Rare Wrasses Pass Through QM Waters (03/26/10)
The nicknamed Nahacky’s wrasse is yet another uncommon fish that has made it through QM's waters recently. These beautiful specimens are named after Tony Nahacky who relatively recently discovered this gem of a fish in the reefs around Fiji. While...
Bob's Picks (03/26/10)
This week's picks: MAC Certified Red and Orange Lyretail Anthias from Fiji, Midas Blenny's from our SSC supplier in the Maldives, Green Band Gobies from Puerto Rico, Helmet Trunkfish, maricultured metallic green Torch Coral from Bali, and Indonesian...
Bob's Picks (03/19/10)
This week's pics: Australia Green Button Coral, Australian Pink/Purple Tip Elegant Corals, MAC Certified 6-line Wrasse from Fiji, and XL Vlamingi Tangs from our SSC in the Maldives.
Hybrid Achilles x White Cheek Tang Spotted in Our Facility (03/19/10)
While being one of the more commonly seen Acanthurus hybrids, this specimen still deserves some serious recognition for its unique color patterns. This fish is a hybrid of the Achilles tang and the White Cheek tangs. Both species inhabit the...
Bob's Picks (03/11/10)
This week's picks: Klausewitz’s Blenny from the Maldives, Seale’s Cardinalfish from Cebu, Aquacultured Indigo Dottyback's, MAC Certified Tomato Clowns from Fiji, Yellow Belly Blue Hippo Tang from Sumatra, Grey Head Wrasse from Vanuatu, Maricultured...
Brand New Short Supply Chain Fish: The Slender Sweeper (03/08/10)
Another entry in our growing list of Short Supply Chain livestock, the Slender Sweeper is a fantastic schooling fish.
Bob's Picks (03/05/10)
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Bob's Picks (02/26/10)
This week's picks: Australian Harlequin Tusks, MAC Certified Yellow Goatfish from Fiji, Vanuatu Live Rock, Indonesian Green Mushrooms, new QM Frags, and Indonesian Shrimpfish.
The Marine Aquarium Handbook Returns (02/25/10)
The Marine Aquarium Handbook is back with a new Revised and Expanded Edition! Get your copy of the best selling aquarium book of all-time, right here, right now.
TMC to Release New V2 Ozone Generator (02/25/10)
The brand new V2 Ozone Generator will be here in March, replete with tons of great features!
Bob's Picks (02/19/10)
This week's pics: Scott's Velvet Wrasse and Canary Damsels from the Cook Islands, Sri Lankan Diamond Watchman Gobies, Australian Pink Tip Elegance Corals and Duncan's, and last but not least Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp.
Bob's Picks (02/12/10)
This week's picks: Aquacultured Pot Belly Seahorses from Australia, Huge Long Tentacle Anemones, Juvenile Achilles Tangs from Hawaii, male Vrolik's wrasses from Indo, Aquacultured Zoanthids, Tongan Green Canary Blenny, and Aquacultured Squamosa...
Product Number Update: 'Purple Claw Daumi' and 'Purple and Orange Debelius' Lobsters (02/10/10)
QM separates product numbers for 'Purple Claw Daumi' and 'Purple and Orange Debelius' Lobsters.
Bob's Picks (02/05/10)
This week's picks: MAC Certified Juvenile Coris and Gaimard wrasses from Fiji, Marshall Island Multicolor Angels, large Lieutenant Tangs from Maldives, Lettuce Nudibranch from Florida, and Bali Aquacultured corals.
Bob's Picks (01/29/10)
This week's picks: Chalice coral from Tonga, the ever popular Tongan Nassarius snails, Male Exquisite Wrasse from Maldives, MAC Certified Orange Klein's Butterfly from Fiji, and Vanuatu Flame Angels.
Christmas Island Trigger Hybrid (01/28/10)
A recent shipment of Christmas Island fish included an exceedingly rare treat--a hybrid trigger fish we have never before had at our QM facility.
New Options from TMC Aquaray LED Lighting Now Available! (01/25/10)
TMC AquaRay LED lights are one of the newest and hottest trends in aquarium lighting. We will have the fast selling Reef Blue AquaBeam 1000 HD Ultra units available along with some great new controller and mounting options.
Bob's Picks (01/22/10)
Bob's Picks of the Week - MAC Certified Pinstriped Wrasse, juvenile Chevron Tangs, Splendid Pseudochromis, monster Lemon Clown Gobies from the Maldives, maricultured Clove Polyps, Conehead Astrea Snails collected in the USA , and the Blue Corallite...
Tongan Fish are Back! (01/21/10)
We have re-established our Tongan fish supply chain, and are beginning to get specimens we haven't had access to in nearly a year.
Bob's Picks (01/15/10)
Bob's Picks of the Week - Open Brain Lobophyllia from Fiji, Indonesian Orange-Spot zoanthids, Tomini Tangs, Yellow Ember Clarki Clowns from Vanuatu, and the MAC Certified Bicolor Goatfish from Fiji.
New and Improved Labels are Now Shipping! (01/08/10)
QM introduces updated version of tank tag labels to guarantee authenticity and convey more information.
Bob's Picks (01/08/10)
Bob's Picks of the Week - Dracula Goby from the Maldives, Carberryi Anthias, MAC Certified Tail-Spot Blenny and MAC Certified Fusiler Damsel. For inverts, Waving Thick Stem Polyp and Purple Distichopora both from Fiji.
Bob's Picks (12/31/09)
Bob's Picks for the First Week of the New Year- Red Sea Fish, Red-Head Fairy Wrasse, Goldenhead Sleeper Gobies, Puerto Rican Green Band Gobies, Achilles Tang, and Aquacultured Green Finger Sinularia.
Bob's Picks (12/28/09)
Bob's Picks of the Week - Scott’s Velvet Wrasse from Cook Islands, Wide Band/Latezonatus Clownfish, Catalina Gobies, Red Wellsophyllia Open Brain Corals and Aquacultured Green Finger Sinularia.
Holiday Hours and Shipping Information (12/22/09)
Quality Marine will be closed on Christmas and New Year's Day (Friday, December 25 and Friday, January 1). Note that we will be open for a half-day on the day before these holidays. We are able to arrange for shipments which will arrive to you on...
Bob's Picks (12/21/09)
Bob's Picks of the Week - Latezonatus Clownfish, Aquacultured Maculosus Angelfish, Monster Aussie Copperband Butterflies, Cultured GSP, and Lavender Hairy Mushrooms from Fiji.
Bob's Picks (12/14/09)
Bob's Picks of the Week - Aquacultured Potbelly Seahorses, Indonesian Blue Gorgonian, and Grey-head Wrasses.
Aquaray wins Product of the Year (12/07/09)
Practical Fishkeeping Magazine, the UK’s leading aquarium publication, has announced that TMC Aquaray’s Solid State Lighting series has won their coveted “Marine Product of the Year” award for 2009.
Bob's Picks (12/04/09)
Bob's Picks of the Week - Goldhead Sleeper Gobies, Longhorn Cowfish, Yellow Watchman Gobies, Staghorn Hermit Crabs, and Cultured Kenya Tree Leather Coral.
AquaBeam 1000 HD Ultra Units Now In Stock! (11/30/09)
After teasing our customers at the Reef-A-Palooza and IMAC shows earlier this year, the AquaBeam 1000 HD Ultra units are finally in stock. Click here to read more.
Bob's Pics (11/27/09)
Bob's Picks of the Week - Pascalus Anthias, Powder Blue Tangs, Lemon Citron Gobies, Zoanthids and Palythoas.
QM Delivers a New Box Design (11/27/09)
Check out our new updated box designs.
Thanksgiving Wishes! (11/25/09)
Thanksgiving is the time of year when families get together, eat big meals, celebrate the changing of the seasons and most importantly spend quality time with each other. Historically it’s a time to celebrate the harvest and a time to reflect on...
Bob's Picks (11/20/09)
Bob's Picks of the Week - Blueface Angels, Panda Gobies, Favia, Favites, Fiji live rock, and Tiger Pistol Shrimp.
Place Orders Early During Thanksgiving Week (11/19/09)
Well, the holidays are upon us again. At this time of year it is helpful to plan your orders carefully to make sure they arrive safely, and at the right time. Our sales representatives will be happy to make arrangements with you today.
Help Us Winterize Your Shipment (11/18/09)
It's time to start thinking about winter again. Giving us your weather report will help us get you your livestock safe and sound.
Bali Aquacultured Hard Corals on the Way! (11/15/09)
These hard corals are from our top-notch Bali supplier and they won't last long. Order today!
Bob's Picks (11/13/09)
We have a limited number of one of my favorites, the Orangeback Fairy Wrasse Cirrhilabrus aurantidorsalis in stock. The orange in these specimens is especially vibrant and sure to catch your attention.
Cook Island Aquacultured Clams to Return (11/09/09)
Beautiful aquacultured clams from the Cook Islands are about to make their return. QM is proud to annouce that we will hold the nation's only CITES permit for these magnificent Tridacna clams.
Website Update Completed! (10/27/09)
This past weekend we released a fresh and updated version of our website and are pleased to present it to you. Click here to learn about some of the great new features.
Reef-A-Palooza Booth a Success (10/27/09)
Last weekend's Reef-A-Palooza proved to be quite an event and drew a nice cross section of stores and hobbyists alike. For those of you that visited our booth, thanks! For others that didn't make it, here is a little of what you missed.
Reef-A-Palooza is Coming This Weekend! (10/19/09)
Quality Marine is proud to announce our participation in Reef-A-Palooza, being held at the Orange County Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA on October 24th & 25th, 2009. Presented by the Southern California Marine Aquarist Society (SCMAS),...
Use Books to Increase Sales! (10/05/09)
Use the power of information to sell your customers before they ever even walk through the door!
Quality Marine Goes Green! (10/01/09)
QM establishes internal recycling program and reduces waste sent to landfills by over one ton a month!
QM Debuts Coral Magazine 2010 Calendar (09/29/09)
Coral Magazine presents Reef Life 2010, a stunning new calendar which is now In Stock at QM.
MAC Licensed Retailer Program Package (09/15/09)
A number of our customers have been purchasing MAC Certified Organisms for years but have been unable to sell them as certified product, due to their reluctance or inability to achieve formal certification. In June, 2009, the Marine Aquarium...
QM Debut's New Booth at IMAC West (08/04/09)
The QM Team put on a great showing at IMAC West this past weekend and ended up winning the best booth award. Our pristine show tank was an attraction in itself, displaying a few of the many stunning fish and corals offered by QM and was illuminated...
QM to Exhibit at IMAC West 2009 (07/09/09)
Quality Marine will be exhibiting at IMAC West 2009, July 31 - August 2, in Long Beach, California aboard the historic Queen Mary Hotel and Conference Center located along the shoreline harbor.
Nutramar Ova is Back in Stock (07/06/09)
Quality Marine is pleased to announce that after shortages, Nutramar Ova is back in stock. The prawn eggs are finally in season again and we've managed to get a good supply of fresh Ova.
Reclassified Scolymia Coral Brings Trade Changes (05/21/09)
Some of the Scolymia Coral that Quality Marine imports are now classified as Acanthophyllia deshayesiana, and their export is temporarily suspended.
Memorial Day Hours and Warming Weather (05/19/09)
We would like to remind our customers that Quality Marine will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25th. Business will resume as normal on Tuesday.
New Shipment of Beautiful Cultured Corals (04/22/09)
Quality Marine is pleased to announce another great and diverse shipment of maricultured hard corals.
Aquatropic Now Offers Online Ordering (04/22/09)
Aquatropic, our sister freshwater livestock and equipment wholesaler, has made online ordering available to registered customers.
Helpful Hermit Crabs Can Be Beautiful (03/30/09)
The hermit crab is a very useful scavenger and algae eater for any aquarium. This diverse clean-up crew often displays some beautiful vibrant colors.
Rare Griffis Angelfish in Stock (03/30/09)
Quality Marine is pleased to offer the very rare Griffis Angelfish. Our supply is limited to only one select specimen.
Great Variety of Cultured Organisms in Stock (03/30/09)
Quality Marine is continually striving to offer the greatest variety of high quality aquacultured and maricultured marine organisms. At this time we are pleased to offer over 35 cultured species.
Pineapplefish Are In Stock (03/26/09)
Quality Marine is pleased to offer a rare species of pinecone fish. The Pineapplefish is highly unusual, colorful and fascinating.
New Leopard Toby in Stock (03/11/09)
The Leopard Toby (Canthigaster leoparda) is a new species being offered at Quality Marine. We are happy to have these fascinating and rather uncommon pufferfishes, but our supply of them is quite limited.
Indonesian CITES Permits for 2009 Released (03/06/09)
The new CITES permits for Indonesia have been released. The usual trend is for a reduction in allowable export and this year is no exception to that.
New Enhanced Store Locator in the QM Hobbyist Newsletter (02/24/09)
Quality Marine has made some changes to the listed display of retail stores that are located near registered hobbyists.
Bad Weather in Many Supply Zones (02/24/09)
Bad weather is being reported in nearly all of our supply areas. This has been preventing consistent collection operations.
Cleaner Shrimps in Irregular Supply (02/24/09)
For the past few months, our supply of Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimps has been irregular. This is in contrast to typical supply which is available continuously.
Outstanding Australian Shipment Next Week (02/20/09)
An outstanding shipment from Australia is scheduled to arrive next week. Expect many unique and high demand species such as Latezonatus Clownfishes.
Beautiful Redtail Triggerfishes in Stock (02/20/09)
We are happy to announce a limited supply of outstanding Redtail Triggerfishes. Both medium and large are available, and the demand is high so we recommend that you act fast.
Holiday Hours and Shipping Information (12/19/08)
Quality Marine will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day (Thursday, December 25 and Thursday, January 1). Note that we will be open for a half-day on the day before and after these holidays. We are able to arrange for shipments which will...
Cold Weather is Here and Quality Marine Can Help You with Your Shipments (12/17/08)
Fall is here and with it comes weather changes for North America. Please let us know if you are experiencing any significant weather conditions so that we can modify our packing and shipping methods to suit your situation.
Quality Marine Now Offers Hobbyist Registration (12/16/08)
QM is pleased to announce the launch of a new program aimed to educate the marine aquarium hobbyist about their captive organisms, their aquariums, the trade in marine ornamentals, responsible aquarium keeping, coral reef conservation and more.
Be Green - Get the QM Stocklist by Email, Not Fax (12/11/08)
Quality Marine can help save paper and ink by providing our Stocklist to you via email instead of by fax.
Welcome to the New QualityMarine.com (12/08/08)
Quality Marine is pleased to announce our new website with many changes and features to enhance functionality, appearance and user friendliness for our customers and hobbyists.
Super Stars Galore! (12/03/08)
Quality Marine has an outstanding variety of starfish in stock. We are also pleased to announce the availability of the Yellow Spotted Nardoa Star (Nardoa tuberculata), a new species from Papua New Guinea.
Thanksgiving Hours and Shipping Information (11/20/08)
Quality Marine will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 27). We will remain open for our normal hours during the rest of the week. We are able to arrange for shipments which will arrive to you on Thanksgiving Day.
Our Great Selection of Live Rock is in High Demand (11/20/08)
Quality Marine is presently stocking six varieties of live rock from Fiji and Vanuatu. Supply is limited and demand is high. Because of this, we suggest that you place orders before the stock is depleted.
Be Prepared for the Thanksgiving Rush (11/14/08)
We know that the Thanksgiving holiday brings great increases in air and land shipments for all sorts of commerce. Quality Marine can make arrangements so that your stock arrives when you expect and need it.
Six Varieties of Live Rock from Fiji (11/12/08)
Quality Marine is now stocking all kinds of great live rock from Fiji. The quality is excellent and the rock is available in a range of shapes. You will generally find a nice assortment of attached organisms including the desirable coralline algae.
Open Brain Coral from Fiji (11/10/08)
The Open Brain Coral (Trachyphyllia geoffroyi) is a well known, common and hardy large polyp stony coral. Virtually all of these corals are imported from Southeast Asia. Quality Marine is featuring the Open Brain Coral from Fiji as an out of the...
Act Fast for Maricultured Hard Coral Shipments (10/20/08)
We are excited to announce two shipments of exceptional maricultured Indonesian hard corals this week. These will be available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Halloween Super Specials (10/17/08)
Bring Out Yer Dead! Quality Marine is offering a buyout special on our competitors DOA credits. See your sales representative to hear about all the spooky details.
Changes Made To Our Supply Region Designations (10/15/08)
With the addition of supply from Papua New Guinea, Quality Marine has implemented a few changes to our livestock supply region designations.
Have You Really Checked Out The QM Website? (10/14/08)
Our goal at Quality Marine is to provide you with interesting and helpful information in a continually updated presentation. The Quality Marine website offers a variety of topics for industry professionals, hobbyists, and anyone with a keen interest...
Eco MINI Aquariums with Protein Skimmer Are Now in Stock (10/06/08)
Quality Marine is pleased to announce that the Eco MINI Aquarium with protein skimmer is in stock. This complete aquarium has many wonderful features and options and is now available with a built-in protein skimmer.
Introducing the AquaBeam 500 LED Lighting System (10/03/08)
Quality Marine is pleased to announce the premiere introduction of a high-technology high-efficiency lighting system to the North American market. The AquaRay AquaBeam 500 is a solid state LED system with a broad range of applications.
Ramadan Will Affect Some Supply Lines (09/25/08)
Beginning next week (September 28), exports from some countries with Muslim populations observing Ramadan, are expected to be inconsistent. This year, the holiday of Eid ul-Fitr falls on October 2, and full supply is generally restored 7-10 days...
Nutramar Ova Is Back In Stock (09/22/08)
Quality Marine is pleased to announce that after several months of shortages, Nutramar Ova is back in stock. The supply issues have been solved and we anticipate no shortages for the foreseeable future.
Epoxonite Frag Plugs (09/22/08)
This frag plug offers coral aquaculturists and hobbyists a great new way to affix and handle small stony coral fragments.
Hurricanes Have Reduced the Supply of Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs (09/19/08)
The availability of the popular Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab (Paguristes cadenati) has been temporarily reduced because of the recent hurricanes moving through the Caribbean and Tropical Western Atlantic.
Nutramar tigrio - Live Copepods Now Available (08/26/08)
Nutramar has added another fine addition to their growing line of all natural foods. Tigrio is packaged live Tigriopus copepods which are full of protein and essential fatty acids.
TMC Food in Full Supply (08/12/08)
After facing some complications at their distribution facility, TMC is finally up and running at 100% once again. Each of their new lines is available and priced better than ever. Look for the new 250g slices (flat pack), which cost less / unit...
Leng Sy to Demonstrate Eco MINI This Week at QM (07/29/08)
Leng Sy, founder of EcoSystem® Aquarium will be at Quality Marine this week to demonstrate his latest product the Eco MINI aquarium. You can find him here in the morning on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week.
QM Introduces Another Fish to North America (07/15/08)
Quality Marine is proud to be the first company to introduce the Privitera Deepwater Anthias to North America. Named after Professor Lisa Privitera of the University of Hawaii, the Pseudanthias privitera was first discovered by J. Randal and R. Pyle...
Eco MINI Aquariums Are Here! (07/10/08)
The line of Eco MINI Aquariums, developed by EcoSystem® Aquarium have finally arrived to Quality Marine. These new high end mini-aquariums offer the aquarist a sleek and elegant aquarium with a dizzying array of customizable options.
Holiday Schedule (07/02/08)
Our sales office will be closed on Friday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Our sales staff will be available to take orders on Thursday the 3rd however these orders won't be packed for ship out until Monday at the earliest.
New Helfrichi Firefish Color Variant (06/25/08)
We currently have a limited supply of Helfrichi firefish with a rare color variation. This is the first time we have ever seen this color morph and we don't expect to see too many more.
Mexican Turbos in Varied Supply (06/23/08)
Our Mexican Turbo snails will be in erratic supply until mid September due to scorching temperatures at the collection sites. In the meantime, we recommend utilizing some of our other snail options.
Are You Ready for Summer? (06/09/08)
It's a good time to catch up on routine system maintenance in preparation for summer. Higher temperatures mean higher bacteria counts and pathogens can reproduce more rapidly.
End of May CITES Update (05/30/08)
As June draws near, we have some updates to report on the recent CITES restrictions.
Memorial Day and the Beginning of Summer News (05/19/08)
We would like to remind our customers that Quality Marine will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 26th. Business will resume as normal on Tuesday.
Added Value Specials (05/19/08)
Quality Marine is pleased to now offer our customers ‘Added Value Specials'. These deeply discounted items will be mixed amongst the other specials on our daily stock list and will be comprised of species from our best suppliers whom we support...
Time to Pull the Trigger (05/08/08)
It's time to pull the trigger as the season for these hardy tank inhabitants is now in full swing. We have a wide variety of varying sizes in stock now to cater to those with an interest in Triggerfish.
Recent CITES Updates (05/05/08)
Due to recent CITES enforcements by the Secretariat, the following countries have been restricted from trading species listed in Appendix II. Tonga, Marshall Islands and Cook Islands. Until further notice these countries will not be able to export...
Mustard Tangs In Stock (05/02/08)
We just received a shipment of Acanthurus guttatus also known as the Mustard Tang. Click here to learn more about these fish.
Dark Banded Fusiliers in Stock (04/25/08)
Dark Banded Fusiliers (Pterocaesio tile) are running again and QM will be offering them for a limited time. Click here to learn more about these great fish.
Aquacultured White Maculosus Angels in Stock (03/25/08)
We have recently discovered a source for a rare colormorph of aquacultured Maculosus angels (Pomacanthus maculosus). These unique fish are all tank raised and come with a rare colormorph seen only in a very small percentage of the wild population.
Spring is in the Air (03/25/08)
With the onset of Spring, we are seeing the normal fluctuations in weather and temperatures that typically occur this time of year. In order for us to best prepare your orders we need to be aware of any unusual weather patterns in your area.
Nutramar Foods (03/10/08)
Nutramar is a new and exciting food product for the fish and aquarium industry. Made from 100% all natural food sources, Nutramar products elicit voracious feeding behaviors in fish and invertebrates. Unlike flake and other processed foods,...
FedEx Door To Door and Overnight Shipping! (02/28/08)
Quality Marine is proud to inform its customers about our new door-to-door overnight freight program with Fed-Ex. Fed-Ex Freight will deliver your order from our door to your door, overnight.
QM Introduces DrTim's Aquatics' One and Only Nitrifying Bacteria (02/25/08)
From the creator of BioSpira® comes a new line of Nitrifying bacteria for speeding up the cycling process of aquaria. This product is ideal for new tank set ups and greatly reduces the amount of time necessary to wait to let bacteria populate in...
New Tank Tag Options (02/08/08)
Due to increased demand, we now offer 3 different kinds of tank tags: Clear, Frosted (semi-transparent), and White. Especially useful for customers with black backgrounds on their tanks, the two new options really help the text to stand out.
Australian Corals Now In Stock (01/25/08)
We have recently boosted our supply of the increasingly popular Australian corals. We currently have a number of Acanthastrea lordhowensis, Duncanopsamia axifuga, Scolymia sp., and many more extraordinary pieces.
Updates on the Current Fish Shortages (01/08/08)
As expected, the disruption in fish collection that we normally experience this time of year is in full swing. The rough sees affecting the Indian Ocean are contributing to the majority of the problems in our supply.
The Revised Book of Coral Propagation is Now Available (01/02/08)
Now in its sixth printing, the second edition of this pioneer publication is full-format (8.5" X 11") and fully illustrated (~1000 images) and available now in a blaze of color with dramatic images! Be sure to ask your sales representative for more...
Holiday Shipping Schedule (12/17/07)
Click here to see information about our holiday shipping schedule.
Live Gracilaria Season Ended (12/06/07)
Gracilaria season has ended and we have just received our last shipment of fresh live gracilaria until February/March. Gracilaria is generally cultured in outdoor systems where there must be warm water and ample sunlight.
Winter Weather Has Arrived (12/06/07)
Winter weather is upon us with colder temperatures, snowy, and icy conditions across the country. We advise our customers to pick up airport shipments in a timely manner to prevent subjecting the animals to severe temperature fluctuations.
Nutramar Ogo Now Available! (11/30/07)
The much anticipated Nutramar Ogo is finally available. Nutramar Ogo is a highly nutritious freeze dried gracilaria algae which when soaked in aquarium water re-hydrates to approximately 10 times its dry weight.
Huge Inventory of Maricultured Corals and Aquacultured Clams (11/14/07)
For the first time in several months we have Crocea clams from Vietnam. These clams have great coloration and are much larger than normal with an average size between 3-5”.
Inconsistent Supply from Sri Lanka (11/08/07)
Due to the escalating civil war in Sri Lanka, we expect to be receiving fewer shipments from the war torn island. Fighting between the Liberation Tamil Tigers of Eelam (LTTE) and the Sri Lankan government has increased and has made it increasingly...
New Two Little Fishies Products at Quality Marine (10/31/07)
Quality Marine now is proud to annouce the addition of several more of Two Little Fishies great products to our line of dry goods. Click here to read more about these new products.
Turbo Snails are Back (10/31/07)
Mexican Turbo snails (Turbo sp) are back in stock and in good quantity after a long absence. In case you were wondering, we do not import Mexican Turbo Snails from the early summer through early fall.
Our Fall Newsletter is Here!! (10/18/07)
The Fall edition of the QM Current, Quality Marine's quarterly newsletter, has just been published. Click here to see what's inside and a link to the current newsletter.
Introducing - Nutramar Ogo (10/11/07)
Quality Marine is proud to introduce the newest Nutramar Ogo, the newest addition to the Nutramar line of natural foods for marine fish and invertebrates. Ogo is a freeze dried gracilaria algae which when soaked in aquarium water re-hydrates to...
Philips Light Bulbs and Display Rack (10/11/07)
Quality Marine is now offering a great deal on 48 Philips bulbs plus a high quality powder coated point-of-purchase display rack and attractive product spec header card! Ask your customer service representative for its incredibly low price.
Adornatus Fairy Wrasses in Good Supply (10/04/07)
We have recently been receiving a consistent supply of male Adornatus Fairy Wrasses (Cirrhilabrus adornatus). These colorful and fairly uncommon fairy wrasses exhibit unique color patterns which become more apparent as they settle into their...
Maxima and Derasa Clams Now in Stock (10/04/07)
We just received another great shipment from one of our aquacultured clam suppliers in Micronesia. Be sure to ask your salesperson about our current pricing.
New Gamma Improvit Pellet Foods (09/24/07)
Introducing the new look of high quality pellet foods. A great addition to the TMC Gamma food line, the new Improvit foods are Gamma irradiated and made from only the finest ingredients. Click here to find out more
Ramadan Update (09/19/07)
Onset of Ramadan is having a trickle down effect on supply in the Muslim countries. Click here to find out more
Nutramar Ova Prawn Eggs (09/17/07)
We have seen many requests recently for the discontinued Gamma Lobster Eggs from TMC. This food is now called Ova and offered by Quality Marine under the Nutramar line of premium foods. Click here to learn more
Shipping in Hot Weather (09/12/07)
With the recent high temperatures experienced throughout the country, we would like to remind our customers to pick up shipments in a timely manner.
How Hurricane Season May Effect Stock Levels (09/04/07)
As summer comes to a close please remember this is the high point of hurricane and typhoon season and the havoc these weather phenomenons instill on the marine fish trade
Did you try our Vanuatu fish this past week? (08/30/07)
We received a great assortment of very colorful pylei, laboutei, bathyphilus, and condei fairy wrasses from our Vanuatu supplier. Click here to find out more
Quality Marine Labor Day Business Hours (08/28/07)
Quality Marine will be closed for the Labor Day holiday on Monday September 3. Click here for more information
Red Sea Fish Are Here! (08/28/07)
Purple Tangs, Semilarvatus Butterfly and Asfur Angels are now in stock! Out shipment arrived last Thursday and stock is good. Due to the inconsistent nature of the Red Sea shipments lately take advantage while they are in.
Keep an Eye Out For Our New Bag Labels!! (08/23/07)
Testing of our new bag labels is currently underway. These labels are used in-house for packaging quality control
Desjardinii Tangs in Good Supply (08/16/07)
We currently have an excellent supply of small and medium sized Desjardinii tangs, Zebrasoma desjardinii. These fish are arriving in excellent shape with outstanding coloration. We are receiving consistent stock from a number of sources, so it...
Effects of Tropical Storm Flossie Hitting Hawaii (08/16/07)
Near Hawaii, Flossie was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm after sideswiping Hawaii's Big Island with intermittent rain and moderate winds. At its strongest, the hurricane had maximum sustained winds of 140 mph, causing a large swell...
Great deal on Schuran style calcium reactor media! (08/15/07)
This media is made up of broken coral fragments and is regarded as being a far superior type of media than the crushed coral and aragonite media. The hard and larger irregular structures of this media allows better flow through the reactor and...
Super Blue Maxima Clams! (08/01/07)
Be sure to try some of our new Super Blue Tridacna maxima clams. These aquacultured clams are coming in with excellent coloration. Our Super Blue is a hand selected clam that exhibits exemplary coloration.
Gracilaria in Good Supply (08/01/07)
We currently have a fresh consistent supply of Gracilaria. Production has gone up significantly since the weather has gotten warmer. We expect the supply to stay consistent till October.
Duncanopsammia is Now in Stock (07/20/07)
We currently have a limited supply of Duncanopsammia axifungia, also known as Whiskers or Duncans. Click here to find out more.
Aquacultured True Black Ocellaris in Stock (07/19/07)
Aquacultured True Black Ocellaris are in stock and have been arriving in excellent condition. Check out our super lot specials.
Daily Stocklist Emails Have New Format (07/12/07)
We have begun sending emails with a new way of seeing our daily stocklist. Click here to learn what changes you can expect and how it may benefit your business.
Mexican Turbo Snails are Out of Stock (07/09/07)
Mexican Turbo Snail are currently out of stock and we will not be importing them until early fall once the weather cools down. Click here for more information about the Turbo's and what other snails you can use as substitutes.
Cleaner Shrimp In Short Supply (07/09/07)
Cleaner Shrimp are in short supply due to a variety of reasons. Click here to find out more.
Hot Weather Across the Country (07/09/07)
Hot weather is one of the leading reasons aquarium and fish shipments experience problems. Click here to find out what you can do to ensure safe arrival of your livestock from QM.
QM's Holiday Hours (06/27/07)
Our sales office will be closed next week on Wednesday for Independence day. Click here for more information.
Another New Deepwater Fairy Wrasse from Fiji (06/19/07)
Quality Marine just received another handful of rare deepwater fairy wrasses from Fiji. We have only seen this rare, undescribed species of Cirrhilabrus wrasse once before and know with certainty it will not be available again for quite some time.
C...The Journal (06/18/07)
Quality Marine is proud to carry “C…the Journal: of Aquatic Science, Travel, and Adventure”, an Anthony Calfo Reading Trees publication. This is an aquarium magazine unlike any other with a broad variety of topics, breathtaking photography, and a...
Lieutenant Tang Sale (06/08/07)
We currently have a large supply of healthy Lieutenant Tangs. These uniquely colored tangs are great algae eaters and do very well in medium to large reef aquariums. They are also omnivores and accept a large variety of foods, from pellets, to...
New Drygoods: Rowa, Merck, and more (06/01/07)
We have expanded our drygoods lines to include Rowa and several other products from D & D Aquarium Solutions. Click here to learn more.
New Gamma Food Blister Packs (05/23/07)
Quality Marine is exited to introduce the new Gamma food blister packs. These attractive packs use the same quality foods as their traditional packs which are used here in our facility to feed our fish and invertebrates.
Australia Fish Shipment is in! (05/17/07)
We just received a new shipment of fish from one of our several Australian suppliers. The waters around Australia are known for some of the most colorful fish
Our Spring Newsletter is Here!! (05/08/07)
Inside this issue: Upcoming Events; Editorial; Featured Fish: Midas Blenny; Conservation Corner
What's New at Quality Marine (05/04/07)
Click here to learn about the recent few updates we have made to our online purchase order system. Also, take a look at the design of our new expanded Links page!
Another New Wrasse at QM! (05/01/07)
New to Quality Marine, from our exclusive MAC vendor in Fiji, is the Yellow Back Wrasse: Stethojulis balteata. These interesting fish should be housed in established reef systems. Their care is very much the same as leopard wrasses as they...
QM introduces the Marjorie's Wrasse (04/20/07)
A newly identified Fijian deep-water fairy wrasse, Quality Marine is the first to bring these beautiful fish to the aquarium trade. First identified and named in 2003, these wrasses have never been collected or kept in an aquarium until now, and...
Cleaner Shrimp Have Arrived! (04/18/07)
After not seeing very much activity from Sri Lanka for some time now, we received a shipment last night. We received a good amount of Bicolor blennies, Fire shrimp and of course Cleaner Shrimp.
Unusual Weather Patterns Affecting Shipments (04/11/07)
We have been seeing very un-seasonal weather patterns over the last few weeks. Temperatures around most of the country were in the high 70's during the first part of last week and quickly fell to the 30's later in the week.
CITES Update (04/10/07)
The new CITES (The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) quotas from Indonesia started being issued about 10 days ago. We currently have Jakarta coral shipments scheduled for Tuesday the 10th, Thursday the 12th and Sunday the 15th
New Pseudochromis Species (04/04/07)
We have recently created a new item number for the Pseudochromis bitaeniatus, commonly called Double Striped Pseudochromis. This fish has been imported as “Assorted Pseudochromis” for quite some time and has become a fairly regular sight.
Adornatus Fairy Wrasse (04/03/07)
We just received our first shipment of Adornatus Fairy wrasses. These interesting wrasses have not been commonly seen in the Aquarium hobby until recent years. They are mainly collected out of western Sumatra and are also occasionally found in the...
Our Red Sea Shipment Has Arrived (03/29/07)
We just received another great shipment from our supplier in the Red Sea. We now have a good supply of very healthy Purple Tangs (Zebrasoma xanthurum), Golden Butterflies (Chaetodon semilarvatus) and Sohal Tangs (Acanthurus sohal).
Aquacultured Coral from Bali (03/22/07)
We have been receiving very large shipments of aquacultured coral from our suppliers in Bali, Indonesia. The quality of the coral has been outstanding and the corals are keeping their color well.
New Hermit Crabs from Vietnam (03/16/07)
In an effort to bring in a greater variety of livestock, Quality Marine has found a new supply of algae eating hermits. The new hermits, called “Yellow Tip Assorted”, are a mix of Calcinus lateens and Clibanarius virescens species.
Large Selection of Anemones (03/13/07)
We presently have a very large selection of anemones. We have a good variety of the Caribbean reef anemones, a close relative of the Condylactis and occasionally used as a host by Domino damselfish.
Cook Islands Shipment Is Here! (03/08/07)
We just received a shipment from our Cook Islands supplier. We have a large selection of Ventralis Anthias (Pseudanthias ventralis), Scotts Velvet Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus scottorum), and Derasa clams (Tridacna derasa).
Black Sailfin Blenny Changes (02/27/07)
The two different species of blennies under the name "BLACK SAILFIN" have been separated. The more regular Atrosalarias fuscus commonly known as black sailfin or black highfin, will keep the old name “BLACK SAILFIN” and the old number. A new name...
High Surf in Hawaii!! (02/27/07)
Weather conditions in Hawaii are still turbulent with 30 foot surf reported. Supply is limited
Employment Opportunities at Quality Marine (02/20/07)
Quality Marine is looking for talented and motivated people to join our growing team of industry leaders. We offer exciting positions in an innovative and dynamic environment
Check out our Clams (02/20/07)
Quality Marine currently has a huge selection of wild and aquacultured clams. Click here to learn more
Ulva, A Natural Substitute for Gracillaria (02/12/07)
ur aquacultured Gracillaria algae, one of the best known available foods for herbivores, is unfortunately currently out of stock. As an alternative, we have started to import large quantities of the aquacultured algae known as “Lettuce Ulva”. We...
News about the Chinese New Year (02/12/07)
The Chinese New Year commences on February 18th and lasts for 15 days. Considered a major holiday for the Chinese, the celebration has had a strong influence on the New Year celebrations of its neighbors
Large Selection of Soft Coral Currently Available (02/12/07)
We currently have an excellent selection of wild South Pacific and Indonesian soft corals available, including many large and extra large Sarcophytons and Sinularia
Our Winter Newsletter is Here!! (02/06/07)
The winter edition of the QM Current, Quality Marine's quarterly newsletter, has just been published.
Indonesia CITIES Permits to be Released Soon (02/02/07)
Be prepared as we await the release of the 2007 Indonesian CITES permits. It is at this time every year that the Indonesian government reviews the previous years export quotas and determines the allowable export numbers for the current calendar...
New Featured Blennies (01/31/07)
Two new commonly available blennies added to QM's inventory list.
Quality Marine now Offers Door to Door Shipping via DHL (01/22/07)
Effective Monday, January 22, Quality Marine will be offering overnight door to door service via DHL.
Aquacultured SPS from Jakarta and Bali in Stock (01/22/07)
Aquacultured corals from Bali and Jakarta are now in stock. Choose from a dizzying selection of brightly colored Acroporas, Montiporas and other SPS...
Rough Seas Causes Fish Shortage (01/09/07)
Uncharacteristically rough seas across the Pacific Ocean have caused a shortage of fish, reducing our supply. Click here to find out how this can affect you.
New Website Updates for the New Year (01/05/07)
In our efforts to make our website increasingly versatile, useful, and easy to navigate, we’ve just made another large round of updates. Click here for a list of the changes you can expect to see.
Anglers, an Ideal Specimen for Nano Tanks (01/05/07)
These fascinating fish are ideal for small tanks as they don't need a large amount of swimming space. Click here to read more.
How to Handle Delayed Shipments (12/21/06)
A brief description of how fish and invertebrates should be acclimated after being boxed up for an extended period of time.
Holiday Shipping Schedule (12/21/06)
Click here for information about the Quality Marine holiday shipping schedule.
Shipping During the Holiday Season (12/15/06)
The holiday season is upon us and our consignments are moving as booked the majority of the time. Click here to learn more about how you can be prepared for shipping during this busy season.
Aquacultured Maxima Clams Have Arrived! (12/15/06)
Aquacultured Tridacna maxima have arrived from Micronesia and we have an excellent assortment of colors and patterns available.
Need a Cleanup Crew? We've got options (12/14/06)
Clean up crews, consisting of a variety of algae eaters, sand sifters and dertrivores, are an important key to maintaining a successful reef. Click here to read more about the types of clean up critters that QM sells.
Fiji's Coup and Tonga's Riots (12/11/06)
News about how the Riots in Tonga and the Coup in Fiji are affecting business at QM.
Important Notice About Placing Orders (11/27/06)
Elevated inspection measures required by the TSA for outbound shipments are increasing the amount of time spent at Los Angeles International airport. Please place your order early to avoid any delays.
Want an Algae Eating Machine? (11/27/06)
Abalones are well known for their abilities to consume massive amounts of algae. These voraceous eaters are ideal for mid to larger sized tanks.
Red Sea Fish are Back in Full Supply (11/22/06)
With Ramadan ending, our livestock from the Indonesia and the Red Sea are starting to return to normal stock levels. Among the fish that are back is the purple tang, a relatively hardy tang from the same genus as the yellow tang.
The Yellow Tail Dascyllus (11/22/06)
The Yellow Tail Dascyllus Damsel (Dascyllus flavicaudus) is one of the best choices for beginning aquarists to get a feel for keeping Saltwater species. Click here to learn more about these hardy fish.
Powder Blue Tangs from Maldives (11/15/06)
Here at Quality Marine, we pride ourselves on the quality and health of the fish that we carry. A prime example can be seen in our Powder Blue Surgeonfish.
New Arrivals from Australia (11/10/06)
We've just received a new shipment from Australia and the fish are looking great and doing remarkably well. Among the species mix we received are gorgeous Laboute's Fairy Wrasses, Scott's Velvet Wrasses, Harlequin tuskfishes, and a good variety of...
V2 Skim Protein Skimmers: A Great Value with a (11/10/06)
After only a few months on the market, the V2Skim line of Protein Skimmers has just been voted Best Marine Product 2006 by the readers of Practical Fishkeeping magazine! Click here to learn more about this great new product.
Aquacultured Specimens at Quality Marine (11/03/06)
Quality Marine is an avid supporter of aqua-cultured specimens and is continually searching for new producers around the world. Click here to learn more about how QM supports this growing practice.
Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp are Back in Stock (11/03/06)
Aquarium cleaners are back!!!! After what seems like an eternity we received an abundant supply of the Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp (Lysmata amboinensis).
Ramadan Update: Holiday is Coming to a Close (11/03/06)
Ramadan has come to a close and the divers are returning to the seas to begin collecting. Expect Indonesian and Red Sea fish species to be in good supply in another week or so....
Gamma Frozen Whole Cockle is in and Going Fast (11/03/06)
We received a limited amount of the Gamma whole Cockle retail packs and they are selling fast. Be sure to place your order before it's too late!
Turbo Snails are Back in Supply (10/26/06)
Turbo snails (Turbo sp) are back in stock in good quantity after a long absence. In case you were wondering, here is why we do not import Mexican Turbo Snails from the early summer through early fall.
Surfs Up! Wild Weather in the Tropics (10/26/06)
As expected, with the change of the seasons comes the Fall/Winter ocean swell and the havoc it wreaks with our collectors. Click here to find out more.
New to QM: the Colorful Ocellate Damselfish (10/20/06)
The Ocellate Damselfish (Pomacentrus vaiuli) have been arriving with exceptional coloration and robustness. Click here to find out more about this great new addition to the QM livestock list.
Alternate Sources of Algae for the Refugium (10/20/06)
What's a refugium to do without Caulerpa? As the USDA has restricted the importation of Caulerpa taxifolia due it's classification as a noxious weed, we have had to source other Macroalgae alternatives for use in the hobby.
Be Sure To Try Our MAC Certified Fish (10/18/06)
We have been receiving weekly shipments of MAC Certified fish for quite some time now and the quality has been outstanding. At this time we have over 50 different species of MAC Certified fish in stock.
Shipping Updates (10/11/06)
What you can do to help us make sure your shipments arrive healthy and in a timely manner.
Attention Pygmy Angel Collectors! (10/11/06)
We have a nice group of Multicolor Angels (Centropyge multicolor) in stock and at a great price.
Ramadan Update (10/11/06)
See how the Ramadan holiday has affected our supply lines.
Vinyl QM Tank Tags (09/29/06)
Historically, Quality Marine has used and sold to it's customers a proprietary tank tag, a laminated card with a small suction cup. We have further developed the concept and are now offering new and improved tags alongside the existing ones.
Monster Purple Firefish (09/28/06)
The Purple Firefish Goby Nemateleotris decora from Maldives are HUGE this week.
Whats new at QM? (09/27/06)
Click here to find out what has been going on recently at Quality Marine.
Fall is Here! (09/26/06)
Fall is here and with it comes a change in the weather.
New Aquacultured Derasa and Maxima Clams (09/25/06)
Announcing the arrival of South Pacific aquacultured Tridacna derasa and Tridacna maxima.
Nutramar Premium Fish Foods (09/24/06)
Quality Marine announces the Nutramar line of canned and frozen fish foods.
Nano Gobies Galore! (09/23/06)
Nanogobies are here at QM and we have a great assortment right now. Trimma, Eviota, Tryssogobius, Gobiodon and Priolepis just to name a few. We are currently receiving weekly shipments of these hot items so keep an out eye for any new arrivals.