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Bob's Picks

As we move into summer and many of us start to take advantage of the weather our aquariums many times take a backseat to other seasonal interests. For those of us that live in regions with harsh winters, the enticement of hot, sunny days spent outdoors just can't be passed up and rightfully so.

For the marine hobbyist summertime can bring a plethora of treasures as more often than not collection is at its best during this time. Many rarities will make their appearance at your local dealer or be overlooked because of the annual summer doldrums. This is a great time to get connected with your neighborhood retailer as they will have that extra time to spend with you conversing and sharing experiences. The conscientious retailer remembers their regulars and this makes it much more efficient to troubleshoot if any issues with your aquarium arise. For those looking to take vacations, it would be a good idea to compile your aquarium husbandry checklist especially if you plan to have an inexperienced tanksitter. Be sure to add your local fish stores phone number to that list of in case of any emergencies. Also keep in mind the impact hot weather and extreme temperatures can have on your aquarium. Im sure all of us have a while I was away tale to tell about our aquarium. By covering all of the bases we can come home to our aquariums as if we had never left.

We received some very nice sized juvenile Goldflake Angels (Apolemichthys xanthopunctatus) with excellent coloration. For the rare fish collector be sure to get one as the run wont last long.

From our Short Supply Chain in Tonga this weeks shipment of Starcki Damsel (Chrysiptera starcki) are absolutely stunning. These are also one of our Added Value Specials, so be sure to pick up a few of these deepwater beauties.

Our MAC certified SSC in Fiji has been sending through a good supply of Falco Hawkfish (Paracirrhites falco). These personable fish are a nice alternative to a standard Spotted Hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus) as the coloration is more vivid with a more feathered dorsal fin.

Another item that is starting to run from our SSC in Fiji is the MAC certified Two Bar Spinefoot (Siganus doliatus) Rabbitfish. These are great hair algae eaters and the adult coloration is absolutely stunning.

I was just looking over the Tonga and Jakarta coral shipments received last night and there are some real stunning specimens available. Be sure to talk to your Customer Service Representative to give you the lowdown.

Speaking of Tonga we have another super batch of good sized Nassarius Snails (Nassarius sp.) in stock. These nocturnal snails are great scavengers for those with sand beds. They do a great job of disposing of any food that lands on the bottom of the tank that wasn't eaten by the fish on the way down.