Quality Marine/Aquatropic/Nutramar

Quality Marine/Aquatropic/Nutramar
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.

Cache of the original article The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) honored six of its members as standouts in the North American responsible pet trade at its annual meeting, held to coincide with the American Pet Product Associations Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Fla. The awards recognize efforts in advocacy, communications and leadership,...

Cache of the original article SuperZoo has opened registration for its 2018 event. The pet retail trade exposition and conference, produced by World Pet Association (WPA), will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas June 26-28, with education sessions scheduled for June 25-27. Building on its more than 65-year history of helping...

Cache of the original article From Feb. 26 through March 2, the National Invasive Species Council invites the industry to celebrate National Invasive Species Awareness Week. Invasive species are considered to be among the top environmental problems worldwide and are detrimental to the environment, economy, and both human and animal health. Part of...

Cache of the original article Self-cloning crayfish called marbled crayfish have invaded the planet.They have been found in in a number of countries including Hungary, Japan, Sweden and Ukraine. In the European Union, the species is illegal to own, distribute, sell or release the marbled crayfish into the wild. Marbled crayfish didn't even exist...

All fishes are full of mystery, but some more than others and perhaps none so much as Pholidichthys, which aquarists will know as either the Engineer Goby or the Convict Blenny. But, in truth, it doesnt belong to either of these groups, and for generations this curious, eel-like genus has been a thorn in the side of ichthyologists hoping to unravel its evolutionary relationships. There really is nothing else quite like it, and the question of what it might be most closely related to has at times seemed almost unanswerable. Thankfully, recent studies have at long last cleared the air and revealed its true affinities, but much about this fish still remains to be discovered. 

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.