Quality Marine/Aquatropic/Nutramar

Quality Marine/Aquatropic/Nutramar
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Celebrating over 35 years in business, Quality Marine continues to provide the Aquarium industry with the highest quality and widest selection of marine fish and invertebrates. As our business grows, we still focus on the keys to our success, Quality, Variety, and Service, second to none.


With arguably the most state of the art marine fish holding facility in North America, Quality Marine leads the industry in animal holding and filtration capacity, and system stability. Water in our centralized holding systems is treated by 12 kilowatts of quartz-shielded ultraviolet sterilizers, large protein skimmers with very high output ozonizers and specially designed, highly efficient mechanical and biological filtration equipment. Nearly all of the aquaria in our 40,000 square foot facility are individually equipped with independent fill and drain systems allowing thousands of individual fish to have their own sterilized water supply, minimizing the potential for the spread of parasites and other water-borne pathogens.


Quality Marine works tirelessly to support responsible operators that collect in a sustainable manner and protect the reef habitat. We encourage all industry professionals to do the same. As one of only a few MAC certified importers, we continue to exhibit our commitment to helping make this industry a better one, to help protect our resources for not only the longevity of our trade, but also for the preservation of the environment. We import upwards of 30 shipments to our Los Angeles facility throughout each week to ensure our customers have a steady inventory of the highest quality marine ornamental specimens to order from. We work with our best supply lines exclusively to ensure we maintain consistency, regularity and best fill rates.

The Frontosa Cichlid is probably the most famous predatory fish from Lake Tanganyika, but a close second would have to be the peculiarly flattened pair of species belonging to the genus Altolamprologus. The angular face and large, sail-like fins help to make these fishes instantly recognizable, and, when their fins are held fully erect in display, these are some of the most truly stunning fishes found in African waters.

 

The tetras of South America are almost incomprehensible in their diversity. Every year, new species are discovered and described, and its not uncommon for some of these to make their way into the aquarium trade long before they are scientifically named.

Quality Marine/Aquatropic/Nutramar

 •  December 28, 2017

One of the most sensational new species to enter the aquarium trade in recent years has been the brightly colored Magma Fairy Wrasse. It was discovered little more than a year ago by divers working in the northernmost reefs of the Philippines. Specifically, it comes to us from an undersea volcano called Didicas, which, together with its fiery colors, gives this fish its common name. 

Quality Marine/Aquatropic/Nutramar

 •  December 19, 2017

Chaetodon humeralis is a fish that goes by many names. In Spanish, it is the mariposa de tres bandas. In French, the papillon trois bandes. In English, youll usually see it called the Threebanded Butterflyfish. All of these reference the most visible trait of this species, its three prominent bands. 

Quality Marine/Aquatropic/Nutramar

 •  December 14, 2017

Cache of the original article The pet industry is chockfull of passionate animal lovers who, in most instances, were driven by the love of their own pets to enter the market with a new product or service. In 2017, manufacturers introduced thousands of pet products and, in many cases, the passion behind the development and execution of those...

Quality Marine/Aquatropic/Nutramar

 •  December 11, 2017

Leptodoras is a peculiar genus of elongated South American catfishes, with a dozen species spread across the region’s larger rivers. It belongs to the thorny catfish family Doradidae, and, as is typical for this group, it has a series of bony plates running along the sides of its body, though they are a bit smaller than those seen elsewhere in the family. You’ll see these traded as “mouse catfishes”, and, for the species we’ll be discussing today, as the “sturgeon catfish”, though this name is used by others in the catfish order.

Quality Marine/Aquatropic/Nutramar

 •  December 4, 2017

In October of 2009, legendary ichthyologist Jack Randall coauthored a paper describing a colorful new dottyback that had been found in aquarium collections from Sulawesi. The differences between this fish and the more common Royal Dottyback (P. paccagnellae) were relatively minor and had really only been noticed due to both species having been collected near to one another. 

Quality Marine/Aquatropic/Nutramar

 •  November 30, 2017

Link to the original article When it comes to tank decorations, theres something for everyone, and pet specialty retailers can use dcor offerings to help draw in new aquarists and boost repeat sales opportunities. Our big focus at Aquarium Adventure here in Columbus, Ohio, is getting new people started in the aquarium hobby, said Bill Wymard, owner...

Quality Marine/Aquatropic/Nutramar

 •  November 29, 2017

Damselfishes get a bad rap among aquarists, but there are many stellar choices in this family that are actually quite harmless and can provide an impressive splash of color and motion. A perfect example of this is the vibrant Pomacentrus alleni.