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Bob's Picks

What an unbelievable last 2 weeks in terms of weather. We started the year off with the majority of the US locked in a vicious cold front that saw deep sub-zero temperature plunges, leaving many cities unable to operate as normal. The following week saw record high temperatures and drought conditions in Southern California, with deep snow all across the upper Midwest. When expanded to the globe Australia is in the midst of an oppressive heat wave, cyclones have been springing up in the South Pacific and Southeast Asia. Our collectors and exporters have been reporting extremely difficult diving conditions and overall unseasonable weather. Our worldwide network of supply chains helps us maintain a consistent shipment schedule even in times when Mother Nature steps in. Look for some really cool arrivals in the coming week and be sure to log into the website often as this is the time of year where our real time inventory really makes a huge difference by keeping all of our loyal supporters up to speed with our daily arrivals.

From our MAC supply line in Fiji, we have a nice group of SSC Hector's Goby (Amblygobius hectori) in stock. These are probably the best algae control fish for small aquaria. Be sure to supplement their herbivore diet with some meaty foods.

We have some very nice Australian Multicolor Dottybacks (Ogilbyina novaehollandiae) right now that are just perfect. They are very healthy, have showstopping color and perfect fins.

Another rare stock item is our Garibaldi Damsels (Hypsypops rubicunda) but we have an excellent supply right now. There is a good number of well fed individuals in both juvenile and adult coloration / size.

On the invert side of the house, we have a limited supply of Aquacultured Metallic Spiny Cup (Pectinia paeonia) that have amazing color and form. These are the ones you've been looking for.

Also aquacultured, there is a good supply of A/C Blue Sympodium (Sympodium sp.) in stock right now. These have excellent deep coloration, and the big plugs have very good coverage.

Lastly, but not leastly, we have a limited number of Lunar Eclipse Palythoa in stock right now. The rocks are large, and coverage is good. The polyps themselves look great. These are in high demand.