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Bob's Picks

I was going over our most current availability list and looking at the number of aquacultured/maricultured species we currently have in stock and how much has changed since I first came to Quality Marine. It wasnt that long ago when all marine specimens were wild caught, but through perseverance and ingenuity though the list of aquacultured species available continues to grow.

This week you may have noticed a new addition to the QM homepage in the form of the Reefhab Banner. For those of you unfamiliar with Reefhab, it is a Quality Marine program funded by a percentage of all our marine aquaculture sales. Some of the more recent projects with QM funding and involvement have been the Coral Restoration Foundation in the Florida Keys and the Banggai Rescue Project. The Coral Restoration Foundation is replanting stands of Acropora cervicornis and Acropora palmata that have been decimated in the Keys by both human impact and environmental factors. Not only has QM provided funding but a couple of fortunate QM representatives had the opportunity to go out and be a part of the replanting process. QM is also donating wild broodstock for the Banggai Rescue Project so that the project has as much genetic diversity as possible at their disposal.

Be sure to check out our Reefhab page for a more in depth perspective and a glimpse of Quality Marine's commitment to the future and the sustainability of our industry.

From our SSC in Fiji, we have some very nice MAC Orange Line Cardinals (Apogon cyanosoma) that are eating like crazy and sporting some very vibrant coloration. We don't often see these from a MAC SSC supplier, so scoop these up quick.

We have a good selection of very beautiful Juvenile Blue Angels (Holacanthus isabelita) in the perfect medium size.

If you've never seen a Blue Gudgeon Goby (Ptereleotris hanae), now would be a good time to order a few. We have a good supply of them in very good shape.

We have a limited supply of Purple Long Tentacle Anemones (Macrodactyla doreensis) in stock right now showing that killer coloration everyone loves.

Lastly, we are releasing a new batch of our now famous Reefhab Maxima Clams (Tridacna maxima) from our exclusive Supply line. These have been conditioning in our system for a month and are ready for release. Have your sales rep pick a few of these choice clams out for you.