News / Company News / Bob's Picks (04/11/14)

Bob's Picks

Here at Quality Marine we utilize sources from around the globe to maintain our vast inventory of marine specimens. Many of our relationships have been built over decades of support and information exchange in order to achieve a consistent result. Quality Marine supports the most sustainably harvested and managed collection sites and sources animals from collector groups rather than middlemen wherever possible. This philosophy helps to reduce transit times to a matter of hours or days, rather than weeks. Shorter supply chains and fewer middlemen eliminate inconsistent levels of care, reduce stress in animals, increase survivability and decrease pressure on marine habitats. In employing our SSC terminology, we are identifying the animals which come to us from our shortest supply chains, reaching the point of export from the point of collection within 24 hours. Read more here.


Our Short Supply Chain in Fiji sent us a very nice batch of Orange Lined Cardinals (Apogon cyanosoma) that are in perfect shape. These are a tightly schooling cardinal with neon coloration. Definitely an eye catcher, in classic MAC SSC shape.

We just released another batch of the super popular Palau Neon Green Nepthea (Nephthea sp.). These sold out quickly last time we released a batch, so don't wait if you want some.

Once in a blue moon we get a large batch of Aquacultured Ingens Seahorses (Hippocampus ingens) and that moon has arrived again, right now. We have a great lot price on these to boot, so call your account manager quick.

For those of you looking for a slightly different Euphyllia, you should definitely check out this batch of Grape Cristata (Euphyllia cristata). These are nice size colonies with good polyp extension. This is a coral similar to torch coral, but with shorter polyps. Once they acclimate to an aquarium and get a few good meals in, the polyps extend to a point where they are hard to tell apart.

You have all seen 3 Spot Domino Damsels (Dascyllus trimaculatus) before, but we have a large batch of absolutely perfect ones that are the smallest I've seen in a long time. If you ever wanted to set up that aquarium with a big anemone and some Dominoes, do it now, these are ideal.

Lastly our Tonga vendor sent us a stunning batch of Purple Encrusting Montiporas (Montipora sp.) with deep, rich coloration and a good variety of sizes. They also sent some really nice dimpled and branching specimens. Have your Account Manager add a couple of these to your next order.