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The Picks

Ramadan is a holy month of fasting during daylight for Muslims everywhere. It ends in a celebration called Eid al-Fitr which translates roughly as Festival of Fast-Breaking.

Why is this important to the marine aquarium trade? Well many tropical areas that are productive fisheries are predominantly Islamic. Collecting and working, in and of itself, may not be interpreted as banned, but doing such all day without food would be inherently dangerous. Thus, these holidays impact supply on an annual basis. Luckily, Quality Marine has a vast portfolio of trusted vendors, which allows us the luxury of shifting our ordering from one supplier to another. On the plus side, this inevitably results in a new species or two popping up. Rest assured that here at QM, there will still be the deep and diverse inventory that you are accustomed to seeing and the fill-rates that running your store requires.

We have a limited number, but a wide selection of Xanthichthys genus Triggerfish available right now. Both Male and Female Crosshatch Triggers and even a couple Blueline Deepwater Triggers (Xanthichthys caeruleolineatus) are in stock along with the more usual suspects like Blue Throats and Red Tails. if you are looking for a showstopper, ask about these.

One of our best Short Supply Chains has sent us a perfect batch of Lieutenant Tangs (Acanthurus tennentii) in a just perfect medium size. All are in great condition and eating well. Pick a couple up on your next order.

On the invert side of things, we have a diverse stock of Green Folded Brains (Trachyphyllia geoffroyi) in stock right now. There are so many gorgeous pieces in that tank right now, you just can't keep yourself from staring.

Also on that just stunning normal stocklist item front, we have a selection of Aquacultured Dented Brains (Symphyllia sp.) that are amazing. The stock item photos we have absolutely do not do them justice. These are so colorful, just about the best I've seen. Don't hesitate on these.