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Bob's Picks

Trying to produce any aquacultured marine species on a commercial scale is a massive undertaking and it takes a huge amount hard work especially in the early stages. The learning curve is steep, and the trial and error that happens while pioneering is exhaustive, both in terms of time and monetary investments. Set backs are the rule, not the exception and it is only because of the dedication of a few passionate scientists that these set backs are overcome and progress is made.

It is because of this that I want to express a big thank you to all who participated in the auction of the RCT produced hybrid Pygmy Angelfish Centropyge resplendens X argi. Your support of a truly aquacultured marine angelfish and the money and effort that goes into producing them is greatly appreciated. By supporting forward looking operations such as Reef Culture Technology, we as an industry, are helping lay the foundation for future efforts to build on.

We will have a few more specimens available this coming week so be sure to contact your Customer Service Representative.

From our MAC Short Suppy Chain in Fiji, we have some Bicolor Goatfish (Parupeneus barberinoides) that are sure to get your customers to do a double take at your display tanks. They are something completely different from what people are used to seeing. They are also outstandingly good at turning over sandbeds.

On the aquacultured front, we have some Blue Flavivertex Pseudochromis (Pseudochromis flavivertex) which have outstanding colorations. Be sure to house them with other aggressive fishes. While these are aquacultured and thus a small bit tamer than wild Pseudochromis, you should still not be housing them with cardinals.

For anyone looking for a cool fish for that Pico-Reef, our Panda Gobies (Paragobiodon lacunicolus) are about as perfect a fish as possible. We have a good supply of very healthy specimens in right now. Get a few for that nano display you've been meaning to set up.

We just got in a shipment of Aquacultured Mushrooms (Yuma and Actinodiscus) from a new vendor and he really came through. We have Actinodiscus in red, green and blue as well as some very nice Yumas.