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Bob's Picks

Believe or not, summer is coming to a close which means it is time to start getting ready for the fall/winter season. This may seem a bit premature, but it is already mid August, kids are getting ready to go back to school and now is the time to start preparing for the busy season.

It is a great time to beat the rush on some of the dry goods that everyone will be ordering in 3 weeks. It's also imperative that you start ramping up the bio-load in your systems very soon to prevent a crazy spike in nutrients that the system can't handle. While your at that, take time to make sure all filtration is functional and can handle that increase in bioload.

Because it has been summer, a lot of people haven't given much thought to heating aquariums for a couple months, but as we move into autumn it's a great idea to preemptively trouble shoot this equipment before the first cold snap hits.

The fall Backer Trade Show is just around the corner in September and once those dry good deliveries start, things can get hectic very quickly. Remember the adage An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.


From our Short Supply Chain in Fiji, we have a limited selection of MAC Zebra Bar Gobies (Ptereleotris zebra) that are super active and very fat. Display these with other peaceful fish in groups. I like at least 5.

From our Melanesia Short Supply Chain, we have a great selection of Male and Female Wantanabei Angels (Genicanthus watanabei) These are in absolutely killer shape and eating us out of house and home.

On the slightly rarer front, we have a limited supply of Cooper's Anthias (Pseudanthias cooperi). These are a nice small Anthias with great activity that we don't see all that often. If you are looking for a slightly different offering as far as Anthias, this is a good choice.

Last week we got an excellent shipment of Purple Frilly Gorgonians (Pseudopterogorgia elisabethae) that are in really nice shape. If you've been waiting to get one of these, this is the time.

For anyone looking for Blastomussa Colonies that are large enough to warrant fragging, we have some Merlettis and some Welsis that are very nice and a bit larger than average.

On the "something completely different" level, we have a limited number of White Spot Anemone Shrimp (Periclimenes brevicarpalis) that are a bit larger than average. If you are looking for something to go in that desktop nano display that is cool and different, one of these with a small bubble anemone would certainly garner some interest.