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Bob's Picks

Unseasonably Summer-like weather has descended upon much of the continental U.S. and its time to consider any adjustments that need to be made to incoming shipments. Your sales representative is here to help in making the correct choice when determining what will be needed for your shipment. Our reps use a variety of available weather reporting sources to assist in making decisions regarding the amount of temperature control that needs to be used, but your input is always an invaluable tool as you know whats happening at your location.

With the current spike of elevated temperatures across the U.S. this week, arrival temperatures of your shipments should be monitored closely. Extended periods of exposure to extremely high temperatures can have a devastating impact on the health of your animals and should be avoided at all costs. With a little planning and good communication, any issues with temperature can be kept to an absolute minimum. Our goal is to help ensure that your shipment arrives as quickly as possible and is subjected to a minimal amount of stress.


It is the time of year for baby triggerfish again, and our Short Supply Chain in Fiji has sent us a very nice batch of MAC Niger Triggers (Odonus niger) in a nice medium size. These have a very blue tail and vibrant blue markings.

For the guy looking for that show stopper in his tank, our Show Size Purple Tangs (Zebrasoma xanthurum) will fill the bill nicely. These are very big, very purple, and have healthy appetites.

If the want to go really big, it's hard to go bigger than an XL Purple Frilly Rhinopias (Rhinopias frondosa). Word to the wise, these sell quickly, and we only have a couple. If this is on your wishlist, don't wait.

One of our aquaculture facilities sent us an amazing batch of Aquacultured Red/Pink Branching Montipora (Montipora sp) that are a great size. Some are very bright pink, others are almost maroon. They are all very nice pieces.

We have a very nice selection of Rose Bulb Anemones (Entacmaea quadricolor) some of which are deep red, others more fiery pink/green/orange. All are in great shape, and several are bigger sizes than are usually available. This is always a good item, but this batch is special.