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Bob's Picks

I just got back from checking out our coral holding system and evaluating our current stock. I was just mesmerized by the sheer number of exceptional specimens we have in stock. I hadnt seen our most recent batches of WYSISWYG stock yet either and boy am I impressed! Its full of some really special one-of-a-kind pieces. What also struck me was how far the mariculture projects that we support have come along over the years. They are producing a great variety of very excellent pieces and the best thing about it is that they are doing it with remarkable consistency.

I also cant walk around here without being impressed by our coral husbandry team. Im really proud of the job they have been doing as they continue to strive towards offering the highest quality pieces in the industry.

Looking over our coral stocklist can be mind boggling with the number of genera and color variations we have available. While some people get overwhelmed with the options, we feel that this is the most honest way that we can represent our product and make it possible for our customers to get what you expect.


This week we got an exceptional shipment of Aquacultured Hiphop Clams (Hippopus hippopus) that are super healthy, snapping all the time and showing very nice coloration.

The Kenya Tree Corals (Capnella sp) in last weeks shipment are some of the brightest green I have seen in a long time. They are good sized and have great polyp extension.

There is an absolutely out-of-this-world selection of Reef Anemones (Condylactis gigantea) here right now. The colors and condition of these has never been better and there are some purple ones that will just blow you away.

From our Short Supply Chain in Fiji, we got a stellar batch of Tiny MAC Sailfin Tangs (Zebrasoma veliferum). I hate to use this word, but these are the cutest little buggers ever. They are about the size of my thumbnail, and all clamoring to eat anything we throw at them.

On the substantially more limited front, we have a small selection of Hybrid Crosshatch Triggers (Xanthichthys mento X lineopunctatus) that are gorgeous. I was watching the husbandry crew feed them today, and these things will slurp down thawed silversides like spaghetti. It's really fun.

Lastly, we have finally gotten some Subadult Aquacultured Annularis Angels (Pomacanthus annularis). It's a little too early to tell if they are going to retain their aberrant markings as adults, but the early transitional phases sure look like it. We're excited to be able to offer these. Get them while they last.