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The Picks

As we move into the week before Christmas, we are looking to bring in a few Yuletide surprises. In addition, we have the usual full slate of arrivals scheduled and will be working hard to provide you with the largest variety available to keep your aquariums well-stocked.

There is always heavy passenger travel associated with this time of year and sometimes scheduled movement of both incoming and outgoing shipments can be disrupted. Be sure to check our real-time availability list regularly and consult your Customer Service Representative for updates on the current freight status.

The timely movement of your livestock is our utmost concern, especially as passenger volume swells. If you are utilizing air cargo as your method of transport and it requires a transfer to a connecting flight it could be in your best interest to arrange for your shipment to depart earlier in the week for the next couple weeks. As always, we will do our best to keep your holiday season as stress-free as possible. Happy Holidays.


For those of you looking for a perfect desktop tank fish, the Aquacultured Neon Blue Gobies (Elacatinus oceanops) are just about perfect. Hardy, don't need much space or get big at all, and add great electric blue activity to the peaceful nano display, plus you can add them in bunches!

We're also expecting a good size midweek delivery of Dispar Anthias (Pseudanthias dispar) and Green Chromis (Chromis viridis) from Les Villages. Les Villages is the location of grow out pens belonging to a group called Olazul. Their Sustainable Aquariums program is an effort to harvest aquarium fish at a sustainable size, grow them out in mariculture tanks and to ensure the benefits from the sale of those animals support the indigenous peoples growing and catching them.

On the invert side of the house, there are some beautiful Australian Elegance Corals (Catalaphyllia jardinei) here right now. They are a perfect size for medium sized aquariums and the very picture of health.

We also have a good stock of Blue Green Zoas (Zoanthid sp.on Scleractinia). These are proven winners under any lighting, but under the increasingly popular LEDs of today, these are nothing short of brilliant. Don't hesitate to put a couple of these on every order.