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Bob's Picks

Here at Quality Marine we work hard to provide the highest quality marine specimens our industry has to offer. We work just as hard to also offer the widest diversity of livestock. To this end, we are continually bringing on new supply lines as we source the shortest chains of custody which employ the best practices in husbandry and collection techniques.

When bringing a new vendor on line, we go to great lengths to make sure that there is an open line of communication between both parties. Each vendor has their own unique set of circumstances and it is critical for us to give them feedback with each shipment. Accordingly, they can tweak their techniques and more often than not will end up producing better quality animals. In house, a collaborative effort between our purchasing, acclimation, and husbandry departments all work together to provide this critical feedback to our suppliers.

The increasing numbers of species we offer on a regular basis is a direct result of our tireless research and of this team effort. This week, not only do we have our regularly scheduled shipments arriving, but we also are expecting to receive our first shipment from a new supply line as well. It is my hope that you find the variety this upcoming week as exciting as I do!


There are just so many different cool triggerfishes here this week that I had to talk about a couple of them. While they are all from the same general family, the extreme variety available is pretty outstanding. I can't cover them all, but here is a few.

From our SSC supply line in Fiji, we have a limited number of MAC certified White Tip Triggers (Sufflamen chrysopterum) that are in that 1" range. Really healthy, and definitely something different.

We have both the Clown Triggers (Balistoides conspicillum) and Blue Line Triggers (Pseudobalistes fuscus) in juvenile colorations that have to been seen. These are all less than 2", eating well, and as you well know, grow up to be stunning fish as well.

There is also a good number of small Humu Picasso (Rhinecanthus aculeatus) and Rectangle Humu (Rhinecanthus rectangulus) in stock. These are in incredibly good shape. Grab a couple now, these fish are never here very long in these sizes. We also have a limited number of the small Humu's from our SSC that are MAC certified as well.

There are several more kinds of triggers here right now: Indian Blacks, Red Tails, Pink Tails, Bursas, Crosshatches, and more, but I would be selling you short if I didn't at least mention the Niger Triggers (Odonus niger) we have right now. We have a limited supply of some show stopping ones with long lyre tails, blue-black colors, nastly looking teeth and those tribal style markings. These are the ones you want.