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Bob's Picks

Its been a great start of the year for us here at Quality Marine and we sure hope that all our customers are seeing the same positive momentum. What this means for me is that Ive got increasingly more work making sure that we can continue to keep our tanks filled with the highest quality marine life that our customers have always counted on.

It has been a challenge to say the least, along with the strong volume, bad weather conditions and rough seas have made for tough collecting throughout much of the tropics. These challenges mean we have found the need to set out to develop some more supply lines. This week, we added a new vendor to our lineup. They produced some items weve never seen before, adding a few new additions to our already extensive stock list. This is one of the great benefits of opening up new supply lines as there is an increased likelihood of coming across a few of these "new" arrivals.

One of our goals here at QM is to always have an incredibly rich diversity of livestock available. We strongly urge our customers to do the same thing in your stores. So this week, dont hesitate to explore some of these lesser known species. Having more variety in your tanks always helps your store stand out from all the rest and that can make all the difference.

From our MAC Short Supply Chain in Fiji, we have a really outstanding bunch of Canary Blennies (Meiacanthus oualanensis) in stock right now, these are hard to beat for great color, personality and hardiness. They are "venomous" so bites will hurt a little more than usual, handle them with care.

For you aggressive fish people, we have a few very nice Undulated Triggers (Balistapus undulatus) in small and medium sizes. These are some of the coolest looking triggerfish around, but they are also on that list of really aggressive fish. Take care to house them only with fish who can stick up for themselves.

On the cultured front, we have some Juvenile Pinnatus Batfish (Platax pinnatus) in medium sizes that look oustanding. These are very large fish as adults, and will need a suitable tank as they grow, so keep that in mind.

The most recent batch of Aquacultured Super Red Mushroom Coral (Actinodiscus) have show stopping coloration. Get a hold of these fast.

For the cucumber fans around here, we have a good supply of Pink and Yellow (Colochirus crassus / Pentacta anceps) as well as the gorgeous Sea Apple (Pseudocolochirus sp.) in stock right now. These are sure to perk some interest in your clientele.