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Bob's Picks

This is a really exciting week for us here at QM as we received a shipment of cultured corals from a new supply line to bolster our already extensive list of specimens. Quality Marine has repeatedly been at the forefront of encouraging the sustainable and ecologically responsible harvest of marine organisms. We feel that our continuing support of both domestic and international aquaculture/mariculture projects is an integral component in maintaining the health and vitality of our industry. It also shifts the demand from wild supply to a more consistent and stable supply line.

By maintaining an avenue for fishermen of exporting countries to remain in the trade it precludes them from resorting to relying on other methods of earning an income that could have a detrimental impact on the ecosystem. In fact, many of the coral farms help to retain the vitality of their coral reefs by replanting corals from their broodstock.

The abilities of the coral farmers around the world have grown immensely and it shows in the specimens they provide to us on a weekly basis, not only in terms of health and quality but also in the consistent size and coloration. We hope you share our excitement in this ever growing diversity of cultured corals we offer. Be sure to keep an eye out for some of our new arrivals on this weeks stock list.

The aquacultured selection just never seems to stop. We recently added these NPS Aquacultured Fuzzy Carrot Corals (Minabea aldersladei) to our list, and if you are looking for a unique new NPS coral, look no further.

We have an excellent supply of Green/Blue Ricordea (Ricordea florida) that are nicely colored and available on a per polyp basis.

We have a bomber selection of both Juvenile and Adult Queen Angels (Holacanthus ciliaris) and several that are somewhere in between. All are in robust health, eating well and we have just about any size you want.

If you were looking for a show stopping wrasse, the current batch of Male Lineatus Wrasses (Cirrhilabrus lineatus) is plain stunning.

From our cultured fish selection, we have a limited supply of Black Saddle Back Clowns (Amphiprion polymnus) in a beautiful large size and jet black coloration.

The new facility's Cultured Acropora is really nice and there is a great variety. Be sure to ask your sales rep about sending you a varied selection.