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Bob's Picks

Its hard to believe but the first day of spring is just around the corner for us here in the Northern Hemisphere. As with any change of the seasons the impact on the ocean conditions can vary widely. Fluctuations in salinity and temperature of the relatively stable ocean environments can initiate stress responses in many marine specimens. Here at Quality Marine, we screen all incoming shipments for any deviations from normal arrival behavior; aberrations are noted and handled accordingly on a case by case basis.

This is also important for you; this is an extremely unpredictable time of year for weather so please keep this in mind when receiving shipments. Packaging requirements will need to be adjusted as the weather conditions change. This is especially critical as temperatures begin to rise as we want to avoid overheating of shipments. Our customer service team relies heavily on national weather forecasts to determine the appropriate amount of temperature control needed for each shipment so information provided regarding your current weather conditions will assist them in making an even more informed decision about how to pack your valuable stock. Giving them feedback on the water quality parameters on arrival is also very helpful. We have an excellent looking stocklist right now, and we are looking forward to another week of amazing arrivals!

This last week saw us get an excellent shipment of Aquacultured Yellow Stripe Maroon Clownfish (Premnas epigramma) from one of our culture facilities. These are in terrific shape with excellent size and most of them have some unique barring.

Also on that aquacultured front, we are offering Aquacultured Gold Bar Hulafish (Trachinops taeniatus) for the first time ever. These fish have a excellent swimming motion that gives them their name. They don't get very big and would make a good fish for a small tank.

We also have a great selection of Juvenile Cortez Angels (Pomacanthus zonipectus) that are just strikingly colored and in excellent shape. These are eating everything we throw at them. This is a great fish that you shouldn't miss out on.

On the invertebrate side of things, we have a limited supply of Neon Green Aquacultured Favites Brains (Favities sp) that are incredible. They stocklist photo isn't even close to how beautiful these are right now.

As long as we're on the cultured coral topic, I would be remiss if I didn't bring up Aquacultured Green Polyp Toadstools (Sarcophyton sp.). These are becoming a "must have" coral in your shop. This batch has excellent coloration and nice long polyps. While on the small side, the price is right and they grow quickly.

We just received a new Periclimenes genus shrimp, the Yucatanicus Spotted Cleaner, so if you are looking for a nano glass shrimp that no one else has, this one is very cool. Ask your account manager.