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Bob's Picks

Today marks the first day of the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Im always in such awe when seeing so many of the worlds greatest athletes coming together in one competition. It got me thinking about teamwork and what it takes to be the best. While there are superstars spread amongst many teams, they aren't the only keys to winning. It takes a full team and a solid effort by all players to achieve a consistently positive result. In the case of Quality Marine, there arent just one or two superstars who drive our business, weve put together a solid team that work together to get the job done and grow our business in an ethical and sustainable fashion.

In our line of work, as most of our customers know, there are many peaks and valleys in the regularity of the volume. In many cases, one department may be struggling, trying to get their job done, while another could have less work. We actively promote cross training among our various departments so that when necessary, the less busy employees can jump on and help other departments. It is this team mentality where excellent communication and a common goal to offer unparalleled service to our customers is paramount. Through teamwork we can provide our customers not only better service, but by reducing operating costs, we can in turn offer lower prices as well. We hope that you all enjoy the coming weeks of competition. GO USA!!!

From our MAC certified Short Supply Chain in Fiji we received a limited number of Lori Anthias (Pseudanthias lori). These are not always available from Fiji and are a great looking schooling fish. This is a great reef item.

Our SSC in the Maldives sent us a super batch of Klauswitz Blenny (Ecsenius lineatus) and they are absolutely huge. Grab one before they are gone!

One of my favorite fairy Wrasse from Sri Lanka is the Red & Blue Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus rubriventralis). Not only do they remain at a relatively small size that works well for a nano tank but the coloration and elongated ventral fins make for an impressive and showy specimen.

Our Australian supply line sent over the Red Leopard Wrasse (Macropharyngodon choati) and they look marvelous. We have been feeding them mysis and other assorted meaty foods and they've been holding up great. For those up to the challenge this is a great fish for the advanced aquarist.

From Indonesia we have in a super selection of Colony Flower Soft Coral (Scleronephthya sp.). These specimens are a vibrant solid orange color. This coral is non-photosynthetic so it relies on filter feeding to survive.

Lastly from our collector in the Keys we have in Lettuce Nudibranch (Elysia crispata). These are the preverbial lawnmower of the reef and a great natural way to control hair algae. What's more is that they are on our Added Value Specials this week.