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Bob's Picks

July 4th is fast approaching (already!) and you should be aware its on a Thursday this year, which will make for an interesting week from a logistics standpoint. This coming week would be a great time to stock up prior to the compressed holiday schedule and less subject to any possible transportation issues. We have a great line up of shipments coming in so our inventory will be as varied as possible. Be sure to get in touch with your Customer Service Representative to get the lowdown on all of the summer promotions we have available.

Its also a good time to discuss any special packaging requirements you may need this time of year. As the weather continues to heat up it is especially important that the correct amount of cool packs are being used so your shipment travels in the proper temperature range. We have a wide range of transportation methods available for the movement of your shipment and we will utilize whichever works the best for you. We also carry an array of aquarium supplies and Aquatropic freshwater fish (including a great selection of Koi for your pond customers) so you can maximize your transportation expenditures.


This week we have an absolutely killer selection of Metallic Green Trachys (Trachyphyllia geoffroyi). These have excellent polyp extension, and plain old mind blowing colors. Don't miss out on these.

On the much more exclusive front, we have just a few wildly brilliant Orange Regal Angels (Pygoplites diacanthus) in XL sizes that are sure to be major showpieces in your displays.

When I was on that last supplier trip, I hand chose 4 of the nicest Orange / Pink Tube Corals (Tubastrea aurea/faulkneri) that I have ever seen, these are huge, with killer polyp extension, and have some of the most vivid coloration you've ever seen. That NPS kid who comes in the shop will have a conniption when he sees these.

We also have a very limited number of Scribbled Mappa Puffers (Arothron mappa) that look cool enough that they could be something made up by George Lucas. These have awesome personalities and are eating us out of house and home.

Another beautiful invert from the list of hand picked items are the Large Cup Corals (Turbinaria peltata). We have a range of sizes, but the eye-catchers are the biggest ones. They have amazing polyp extension and a myriad of colors on those polyps. These are very nice and won't be here very long.

Lastly, we have a large bunch of different and amazing anthias in house. But on the more limited front, we have some Ignitus Anthias (Pseudanthias ignitus) that truly have earned that name. If any group of fish ever looked like they were on fire, these are them. If I had a shop, I'd buy the whole lot and put them in my display tank.