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Bob's Picks

Here at Quality Marine we are ardent supporters of many aquaculture/mariculture projects around the globe. These initiatives are always experimenting with new items, and as these items become available we provide the vast majority of them to our customers. While some of the items obviously catch on quicker than others, we feel it is important to offer as wide a selection as possible, so youll continue to see new stuff come online here.

One of the items that have really caught on is the aquacultured Banggai Cardinals (Pterapogon kauderni) that we have been offering for quite some time now. We feel they are an awesome and ecologically responsible alternative to wild caught stock. I really enjoy being there during feeding times, as they are quite an awesome sight when they swarm to the surface as is the norm with aquacultured fish.

We are offering a Independence Day Promotion on these for orders that ship July 1&2 so you can see for yourself just how special these little gems are. We are all super excited about these and the other cultured offerings were bringing online. We hope you share our enthusiasm for them, be sure to speak to your Customer Service Representative about these and what else we have cooking here at QM to help you beat the summer doldrums.

While we're on the topic of cultured items, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the Aquacultured Ultra Color Zoanthids (Zoanthid sp) this week. They have stupendous coverage and an excellent variety of polyps on every rock. Don't miss out.

We have a limited supply of very large Raccoon Butterfly Fish (Chaetodon lunula) from both a Short Supply Chain in the Central Pacific, and a few from the Red Sea. They are just stunning from both locations.

We just received a large batch of Green Deshayesiana Button Coral (Acanthophyllia deshayesiana) that all have amazing coloration and very pronounced, beautiful mantles. These will make that customer stop and look again. Make sure these corals get meaty (fatty marine) food pretty frequently or they will diminish in color and size.

On the super rare, mega cool, extra limited front, I should probably mention the Red Rhinos (Rhinopias frondosa) that are here. Both are amazing and neither will be here very long. If you want a hardy fish that will keep bringing new people into the shop, get one of these.

I know I picked Trachys last week, but those were green, and we still have just a few of the Folded Red Brains (Trachyphyllia geoffroyi) that I hand picked. I don't mind saying they are really, really awesome.

Lastly, and also on the cultured front, you should really think about getting some of the Aquacultured Black and Yellow Saddle Back Clownfish (Amphiprion polymnus) from this most recent shipment. There is not a large number of them, but they are really sticking out as far as coloration, condition and general vigor.