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Vietnam Zoanthids

Vietnam Zoanthids

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November 10, 2021

Hi fish friends,

Hope all are doing well and your heaters worked when you plugged them back in. Just a quick update on things going on, and not, out in the fish and coral Indo-Pacific.

Most of the island sources remain without scheduled air service and all are charter flights only, which is very expensive. Bali freight is now $18 per kilo, up from $8. Repeat all over the world. We are hoping when scheduled air service returns, the rates will go back down. At the present, air freight is the only way to get anything to the U.S. to sell before Christmas, so space is being bid up by industries that never use air freight. Chaos ensues. Order early, with a large helping of patience please.

Australia is all but closed for some coral surveys. Vietnam soft corals, Kupang with all types of corals, and Kenya fish are all booked to arrive next week, last chance to order for these shipments is now. Fiji and Cebu are weekly and both have good fish. Sri Lanka is coming every few weeks as they can get space, also with great fish. The Kenya fish are outstanding. Vietnam is great for shrooms and zoas, and Kupang for Acros and LPS, lots of good corals there, but a bit pricey. Tonga has not been able to get a shipment out in a couple of months, Covid finally got there this fall. There is some Australia in tanks in L.A. which is currently not shown on the website, so please inquire if interested.

Send me an email if you need any lists!


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November 9, 2021

Kupang corals will be arriving to LAX on November 17th ...

Kupang Nov. 17th

Acropora will be added to this list shortly

October 13, 2021

Kupang corals will be arriving to LAX on October 20th ...

Kupang October 20th

August 18, 2021

A Kupang shipment will be arriving August 25th ... orders need to be received by Friday, Aug. 20!

Photos can be seen on the following page ...

Kupang August 25th

There will be a shipment coming in next week from Australia, the .pdf page is now available here ...

Australia Tranship

August 12, 2021

Hi fish friends,

An update on the happenings (and not) out in the South Pacific and Indo-Pacific.

The airline that has been the lifeline throughout the Indo-Pacific islands during the pandemic, China Air, is not flying to Bali right now, so there is currently nothing coming out of that area.

For the Philippines, Cebu is coming via Emirates Air and Dubai! It is almost two days pack time to LAX and so not 'nearly perfect' as usual and there are always a few doa now.

The best fish are Indian Ocean, Kenya and Sri Lanka. Kenya and Sri Lanka are long trips, but the fish are packed well for it, and almost no doas in every 25 box shipment. There are fewer fish per box, but good sizes and the best health and quality.

Fiji has been shipping nearly weekly. And, their cultured live rock is looking good!

Tahiti has been once a month or so, when there is a charter flight with maxima clams, Black, Achilles, and White-tail Kole Tangs.

Kupang is off and on, sometimes only premade assortment boxes, other times 'a la carte' ordering is available. This is because CITES has been a can of worms and Manado has not been able to ship lately because of it.

Vietnam is once a month or so when they can get a flight. Tonga is the same. They have both been excellent to outstanding. For both, you have to have your order in and be waiting, as when they announce a ship date it is sold out in a day or two. We just have time enough to fine tune it. Neither of them ever send new lists. Tonga has the best wild Acropora boxes, a dozen big whole colonies per box. The Euphys there are pretty nice too.

Australia has been offline a bit, one of the northern Oz guys might getting a shipment together soonish.

There is still essentially no scheduled international air service for many places. It remains all charter flights only everywhere and freight space is bid (bribed) for, it is so limited. We are constantly being hit with freight surcharges per box, most of which we are just eating to keep your pricing steady as can be in calamity and chaos.

As mentioned in the previous update, most of the fish sources are shipping at reduced salinity to help with longer pack times. Test your shipment when it arrives and match your acclimation water. Most will be anywhere from 1.018 to 1.020-21, but any might be lower or higher. Have some reduced salinity water, extra freshwater, and salt ready to go for acclimation to make any needed final adjustments before acclimating.

As a rule, far over 90% of the lists are always the same. Some places that don't ever send new lists are Tonga and Sri Lanka. Kenya does sometimes, but it will be 95% the same, and the same goes for Fiji. It is the same fish at each source for a few decades now. Usually the .pdf pages will have a current usable list for an order for any given source.

Don't hesitate to holler or drop a line if you have any questions.


May 20, 2021

Hi friends,

Here's what's new ...

There are supposed to be new 2021 CITES permits and quotas issued soon for the Indo quadrant, which includes Bali and all the other islands in that area. Kupang has been the only regular source the last few months for Indo area corals, every few weeks. They bought all the unused quotas everyone had left over and have been putting together shipments, which are great. Australia has been all but dead lately. We suggest Tonga, though they are slow, the corals are fantastic! Vietnam still wins for shrooms and zoas, great rocks on the last few shipments.

Greatly affecting everything and anything, there continues to be mainly chartered air service (with higher freight rates, of course!), with little to no regular international scheduled flights. Many sites are once a month now, for example Tonga or Vietnam. You have to order to have your name on the list to receive in the next shipment. Think and plan way ahead if you can, then please be patient.

Kenya and Sri Lanka have been monthly or so, and worth the wait. There have been some Tahiti fish and clam shipments with Black and Achilles Tangs. Hawai'i is over and out, and no flights from Marshalls in a year or more as well. Bali has missed a few weeks now because China Air quit flying their charters there due to the current Covid outbreak. There is scuttlebutt about Tonga collecting fish again. Cebu remains every week or so, as does Fiji.

There has been a big change in the inbound fish shipments. Pack time has increased due to various regulations and rules on charter flight shipments. Most fish shipments now are packed about 40 hours, or more, in transit from origin to LAX. The shippers have reduced salinity to increase dissolved ox in the water. The fish are now mostly coming in at about 1.018 for salinity. This means you should adjust your acclimation and QT water to this ahead of time ... best would be to acclimate them into QT and then raise it slowly over a week. Of course, acclimation water must also match. Test and match each shipment when it comes in. You have to do a proper slow drip acclimation*. Scooping water is not an acceptable method for this. They really need to go into reduced salinity QT, not straight into 1.026 after a quick acclimation. (If not prepared or set up to do this we ask you not to order fish.) When scheduled air service returns, we expect the pack times will get back down to just a day and this will change. For now this is the new program. Inbound tranship coral salinity has not been altered, they remain in open systems pumping from the sea.

There are plenty of great fish and corals to be had, you just have to be extra patient to get them. As long as your order is in, it will come in the next shipment from that source. Check out the photos for Manado or Kupang corals to see what has been coming in from there, recent links to those pages are below in earlier updates.


Acclimating Article

April 28, 2021

There will be a Manado coral shipment arriving to LAX on May 2nd ... a .pdf link for box selections can be found on the following page ...

Manado Corals

If you're interested, let us know as soon as possible!

Update - April 29th: This Manado shipment is now sold out

Please send us an e-mail if you wish to get on our mailing list to be notified about the next shipment.

April 27, 2021

A Kupang shipment will be arriving to LAX on May 5th.

Our order cut-off is April 29th ... new photos and pricing information can be found here ...

Kupang - May 5, '21

April 14, 2021

A Kupang shipment will be arriving to LAX April 21st.

Our order cut-off is April 15th ... new photos and pricing information can be found here ...

Kupang - April 7, '21

March 31, 2021

A Kupang shipment will be arriving to LAX April 7th.

Our order cut-off is April 1st!!   (No fooling!!) 

Here are the new photos and pricing information ...

Kupang - April 7, '21

March 17, 2021

Hi fish friends,

There is a new Kupang photo page and list for a shipment arriving at LAX March 24.

If you hurry you could get some.  

Kupang - March '21

We are waiting on the next Tonga and Vietnam shipments, both are pending, but it could be a week or two, or more, but we can still add orders on.

The greenhouse has some great Australia corals, clams, fancy anemones, and fish. Ask for a new list if you need one.

Fiji, Bali and Philippine fish are regular weekly to LAX, Sri Lanka every couple or few weeks.


February 11, 2021

Some new frags are currently available ...

Coral Frag

January 20, 2021

Hi all,

Here are some of the happenings in the fish and coral world.

Most of the scheduled air cargo service around the Pacific remains shut down and nearly all are on charter flights, which are, of course, more expensive. There are some recent increases on some things reflected in the freight per box prices.

The Philippines and Bali area fish shippers are all shipping weekly. Fiji is weekly and great quality fish. Sri Lanka has great fish, but is a bit irregular of schedule every few weeks. They often have some Red Sea fish available.

Probably the biggest news so far recently is that Hawai'i fish seems to have closed down. They are not renewing any commercial fishing permits, effectively closing the hobby trade. There are lots of fish that are endemic there, which will be largely unavailable now ... Achilles, Chevron, Yellow and Kole Tangs, Potter's Angel and Wrasse, Four-spot and frembelli Butterfly, and, for the most part, spot Teardrops in any numbers, they do show up elsewhere in low numbers (as might the odd Four-spot). Black-banded (Bandit) Angel is another Hawai'i endemic, like their Flame Wrasse. It is a major blow if you ask me. I grew up on lots of these fish. It was close, so cheap, all hand-caught, so hardy, the best Moorish Idols, sad to see it go. We presume this will not affect the Marshall Isls. fish transiting, when that becomes a thing again. Currently, Covid has them offline now. They were the main Flame Angel source.

In the coral world, most are waiting for their new 2021 CITES permits. The Indo area folk, and Vietnam, do not have them yet. It used to be allowed to ship your leftover, unused quantities at this time of year, but not any more. There is Kupang every couple of weeks or so and the following link is a great guide to get a list ready for an upcoming shipment. Most shipments are fairly similar.    Kupang

There is Tonga where you can still á la carte order. They just had a ridiculous long period when they could not ship mostly for flight scheduling reasons, but should be every couple of weeks or so again now. They have A-grade Acros, Euphys, Acans, and leathers, everything really is outstanding.    Tonga

There are occasional Bali shipments of corals, recently some have been 15 Acros and 5 assorted corals in a box, premade boxes, in other words. There were Australia corals this week into LAX, as usual with very little notice. But the 12 colonies for $1200 Acro boxes came in. You have to be ready to pounce fast to get the very short supplies nowadays.

One last reminder, no telling what might show up on the Greenhouse list, always worth keeping an eye on it.

There are lots of great corals and fish coming in now. They often require some patience, and readiness to jump, to get. There will usually be a hiccup in shipments around Chinese New Year in a couple of weeks, so plan ahead for that. It can be a week or two off for some sources.

As always, if you have any questions ... contact us!


December 16, 2020

Manado corals are coming in on December 20th ... see photos on page linked below and ordering information on the .pdf page.   If you hurry, you can get some Manado corals on Monday!

December 3, 2020

Available once again ... Fiji cultured live rock, see the following for details!

November 24, 2020

Hi fish friends!

We want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you have a good one! Cranberries, stuffing, and Pumpkin Pie are hard to beat.

We wanted to share with you a picture a fine customer just sent us. This is a box of Tonga Acropora from last week. The photo was only under actinic, I think, so it's dark and hard to see them well, so we adjusted the lighting slightly, but you can get a good idea of what to expect.

Special thanks to Rob B. for the photo!

Most importantly, this was right after nearing 60 hours in the box! The first leg from Tonga to LAX is a day. Then the corals are 100% changed into new bags, water and ox. Because cargo stations close early now, after shipping to the east coast, the box wasn't available until the following morning for pickup. This made the LAX-to-customer part about 36 hours. The photo was essentially right out of the box. Give them a couple weeks and they will be outstanding!

Our Tonga Acros are great in size, color, and variety. It comes every 2-3 weeks or so. Sometimes more, other times less. Place your order to be on the list for the next shipment. Figure a dozen Acros for $1200, roughly. You can also order á la carte from the Tonga list, and their LPS, Euphys, and softies are as good as their Acros. They rarely update their list, so if you have one, it's still good.  

Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!

Be well and play it safe!

November 12, 2020

Hi all,

Check out the new Kupang coral pics for the next shipment currently scheduled for Nov. 18 to LAX. You can download (or ask us for) a list with the size and price of each piece, from the link below the photos here ...

Kupang - Nov. '20

To explain a bit about the Kupang ... we know in many cases the prices border on ridiculous. There are also some things that are reasonable, all things considered. It is a new deal since the Indo area re-opened after the couple-year shutdown. This is how it has been since they re-opened. They watch what is paid online for things and price accordingly. One can put together a box of the less costly items and get 20 A-grade colonies for about $1500, everything included.

Acropora when available, which is most shipments, run $50-100 for each colony. They are often 18 to a box. So a box will be roughly $1600 for the low end, $2500 for the high. All included. Some folks get boxes of 18 assorted A. tenuis or millepora, these often run about $1800-2000. There are also Acro pics on the Kupang '20 page.

In other news, due to the lack of international scheduled air service, it is very difficult to get freight space on the very limited charter flights. Often it is taking a week or two extra beyond the usual 'next week' to get shipments. It is a hurry up and wait deal. You have to order to be on the list, then wait seemingly forever, and all of a sudden, voila!, there is the shipment. Patience is the key item you need.

Tonga and Vietnam are both still shipping great corals, both are fairly regular, and A-grade corals. There are fish from the Philippines and Fiji weekly, almost, and when flights from the Marshall Isls., that and Hawai'i come in to the greenhouse. Sri Lanka is great, but again, we have to order and wait for them to get freight space.

As always, if you have any questions ... just contact us!


September 8, 2020

Hi fish fans!

Well there went summer, and here comes fall! There are lots of fish and corals coming in weekly, or every other for some corals. There is tons of great stuff to be had. Ask for a new list for the most recent update. Still free.   The .pdf pages with lists are usually updated monthly.

There is still very little scheduled international air freight service and almost all is on charter flights, which about doubled the freight rates from some places. Fish boxes are now more like $400 and corals $600 for the inbound per box landing and handling charges.

For domestic shipping it is easy if you are somewhere Southwest flies. Or a direct Delta location, but Delta is still not doing connections for perishables. We are using FedEx a fair bit, and have only had one issue. In general it has worked great, for not much more dough.

There have been semi-regular shipments (every couple or few weeks) of cultured corals from Kupang and Bali. They are much more expensive than they were prior to the two year shutdown. They are watching the prices for frags on the U.S. intertubes and jacking colonies accordingly. These are very high quality, of great health and color, a box of Acros is running $1600-2400. They are big 3-4" A+ grade whole colonies.

There are some photos of recent Kupang colonies here ...  Kupang-20

A new page on the cultured Bali corals is here ...  Bali Cultured Corals

Tonga ships every few weeks and they have great wild Acro colonies, awesome LPS and SPS, outstanding softies, and even á la carte ordering. A dozen Acros is about $1100 from there, all included up to LAX drop-off for your flight.

Vietnam is also shipping monthly or so, but has been slightly irregular of schedule lately. The zoas and shrooms remain fantastic though. You have to be ready and wait for the word that shipment is on.

There are often Hawai'i and Marshall Isls. fish in the greenhouse, besides a bunch of other odds and ends, like Blue-dot Jaws lately, Black Tangs, some Kenya fish, and so on. Lots of Tonga and other corals too, often A-grade clams. Plus you can cherry-pick the list á la carte. Crabs and snails too.

There are frags of various types available, many for $25 from Tonga and Vietnam, the super fancy Taiwan Zoas are $30 each for 3cm square tile covered. They are awesome.

Please don't hesitate to shoot us an email and ask any question you might have.


Taiwan Zoanthids
Taiwan Zoanthids

Some recent updates may be seen here ...
Marine Livestock .pdf Lists

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June 23, 2020

Hi friends,

Here are some updates on what is coming in now. Of course, the situation is rather fluid and dynamic. Things can change alot, quickly. We hope some good old regularly scheduled air service begins soon. There is more happening than I am at liberty to say in the way of future coral availability. Here is what I can tell you ...

Delta is not accepting perishable bookings for connecting flights. So your nearest Southwest airport is your best bet. FedEx is an option for some things to some places, sometimes, not for Sunday or Friday arrivals to LAX though. Not always possible because they close at 6 p.m. at LAX (!) and often shipments (like Tonga) are not even cleared for pickup yet. A FedEx coral box coast to coast is about $250 (double air-freight). It's about $100 for a small box of a couple dozen frags, for instance.

All international freight is on charter flights only. There is no regularly scheduled service. So there are surcharges from various sources, depending on flight lengths and such. For most of the fish sources it is about $50 per box over the old regular prices. For coral boxes it can be $50-200 more than the old $400/box standard. There are new higher per coral CITES permit fees, and a new export inspection fee at all Indo areas.

There have been Bali and Kupang shipments (with Acros). The Kupang is $600 per box to get it here. There are new permit and inspection fees, and the charter cargo is $14 per kilo! Bali will be at least $500 per box. That is just the inbound landing and handling charges. Add the contents and your domestic shipping from LAX. Neither is a regular scheduled thing yet, but they are happening, you have to order to reserve a box, and wait. Demand far exceeds supply.

For easy to get A-grade corals, you can't beat Tonga. This guy's stuff is awesome. Acros, Acans, the best Pink Stylo, great leathers; and, every couple of weeks usually, sometimes every week. About $1100 for a box of a dozen full whole wild Acro colonies. The only problem is he keeps raising prices.

There are occasional shipments of Hawai'i fish which show up on the Greenhouse List monthly or so. Lots of neat rarer stuff there! Great clams there too, and some Blue-dot Jawfish now as well.

There are Australia corals on the Greenhouse List, and on a seperate 'Oz house' tanked Oz list. No Acros lately though. Viet Nam has had trouble getting space on the charter flights out lately, been a month now.

The Bali area tranship fish sources all join together and ship for Wednesday arrival to LAX. Thursday to you. Lombok, Irian Jaya, Bali Nusa and Tanjung, all four, come in on the same charter flight. So you can get a box from each all together.

Cebu has just begun shipping again, it remains Sunday to LAX. Fiji ships fish weekly, recently they have been Wednesday arrival to LAX. Sri Lanka is shipping every few weeks or so, and are great hand or net caught I.O. fish. Tuesday June 30 is next scheduled arrival.

There are fish and corals coming in regularly, but you have to plan ahead, and have patience. Let us know what you want and we'll tell you the best place to get it.

Good fishin'!

Some recent updates may be seen here ...

Marine Livestock .pdf Lists

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May 18, 2020

Hi friends,

We hope you are all doing well under the circumstances! Here is some news from the fish and coral world ...

There are some shipments coming in from various places, while we continue on standby for others. Our people in Indo and Kupang have yet to get another coral shipment out. They keep trying, we keep waiting. Vietnam has mushrooms and zoanthids available right now, but no ultra soft corals or anemones.

Since charter flights are being used right now, we're having to pay extra for freight, so some pricing is affected. Supplies are so tight you have to order to get on the list to reserve any boxes you need. There are three boxes of orders for every one box to be had.

Australia shipped recently again. It comes in on a semi-regular basis, but you have to order to be on the list to get a box since demand exceeds supply. It's a dozen medium to large colonies of A-grade and better (the shipper is the biggest there and calls them ultra), $1300 for a box.

There are some new great Australia corals in the greenhouse, and Blue-dot Jawfish! There is another 'tanked Oz' list of stuff that is A-grade, tanked in L.A. Ask if you are interested. There are frags available of several sorts right now, including Tonga corals, Vietnam shrooms and zoas, and some other fancier stuff.

Tonga is regular and dependable, as well as great quality pieces and at least a bit of selection for 'a la carte' coral ordering of good sized wild colonies. It is very highly recommended. Acros, Acans, the soft corals, all is A grade and better. It is currently expected to arrive LAX on May 21st, so there will probably be another shipment some time soon. If you have seen unimpressive or crummy Tonga, it was from the other shippers we don't use, the cheap ones with the cheap stuff.

There are some fish coming in from Bali. They are on charter flights and they cost $100 per box more, than the regularly scheduled flight freight was, but it is a start at least in getting the ball rolling again. Most of them are now $350 per box inbound landing & handling charges. There will be no discounts on the inbound per box charges while we are having to pay charter flight freight rates. Sorry! To make this possible, several shippers all ordered at once and Irian Jaya, Lombok, and Bali Nusa, are all shipped together. For the current shipment, Wednesday is the LAX arrival day, so the scheduling has temporarily changed from the usual Sunday LAX arrivals. We expect when regular service resumes the freight surcharge will disappear and the regular schedule will resume. There are still no flights out of Sri Lanka, Kenya, Marshalls, Tahiti, etc.

It's the same situation with Fiji, yes fish are available, but only via charter flights. No live rock until regular priced air freight resumes. They shipped some of the cultured 2.0 via boat, you might smell it when it gets to L.A.    Inbound Fiji fish boxes are now $300 landing & handling per box. Fish selection and quality is great. It'll come in next week. The pilots and crew have to QT at the airport for two weeks when they get back. So can only do it so often, they run out of crew.

We can FedEx some things to some places. It has been on average been $125 for a fish box, $150 and more for a heavy coral box, under a hundred for a box of a couple dozen frags. FedEx is not available for anything that arrives LAX on weekends, but it works for the greenhouse, frags, tanked Oz, etc. Just send us an e-mail if you're interested!

Be well all, play it safe!

happy fishin'!

Some recent updates may be seen here ...

Marine Livestock .pdf Lists

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April 13, 2020

There are a few boxes of frags available.

Both the Vietnam zoa and shroom frags, and the Tonga assorted corals frags (including some Acros) are again available in limited numbers! Order now if you want some by sending us an e-mail!

Tonga Frags -
Assorted, farmed in L.A., great size & varieties, $25 each
Minimum 20-25 pieces per box; plus box & packing

Vietnam Frags -
Zoanthids - $20 each
Mushrooms - $25 each
Minimum 25 pieces per box; plus box & packing

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March 23, 2020

Hi fish friends,

We hope you are all doing well, safe and sound. For the most part, lots of international shipping has been shut down presently. Australia, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines have no international flights out now. Many airlines are not flying international routes, such as Quantas, on which much freight moves from the Indo-Pacific.

Further, in California there is an order for 'essential' travel and biz only, which means shipments cannot be processed at LAX in order to ship. So it seems lots of sources are on hiatus momentarily. Many shipments were stopped this weekend, as well as those due in this week. They are trying to get in whatever they can of course. It will take a few days to see what's up, but I suspect at least this coming weekend (the 29th), as well as the following week, many things will not be available. We will just have to wait and see what happens now.

There will be another Indo coral shipment as soon as they can make it happen. Boxes are Acros only or mixed corals only, and order asap if you want one as soon as it goes. Fiji (fish) and Tonga (corals) remain open so far. Viet Nam is also trying to ship as soon as they can. Some places remain open, but part depends on the situation in CA for the handling at LAX.

In the mean time, we suggest watching your fish and corals!  
Consider what a great stroke of brilliance it was for you to have something of such interest, beauty, and entertainment for these rainy days.

We will keep you posted here as anything changes.

stay safe, and be well!

March 9, 2020

We'll keep you posted on this! Word has it that there may be some live rock available from Indonesia some time very soon! It will be an Indo or Bali type coral rock with purple coralline on it. It will be more expensive than the old stuff was, but it will be real deal Indo-Pacific fresh air freight live rock. There might be a few boxes coming in soon.

Here are two new photo pages for your viewing pleasure ...

Tahiti Clams

Tonga Acropora

February 19, 2020
A new Indonesia corals list ...
Indonesia Corals

February 13, 2020
A new Kupang corals list ...
Kupang Corals

February 10, 2020

Hi all,
We will have a new Indo corals list available shortly. It will all be cultured on cement disks. No anemones or live rock. We will have more info soon!

January 21, 2020

Hello fellow fish feeders,

We hope you are having a great winter!

To keep you up on the latest news ... Yes! the area within the Indonesia CITES enforcement quadrant will resume coral exports to the U.S.  This includes places such as Bali and Kupang, among others. We will announce here when we have them available. At the present time, the following is the situation to the best of my knowledge. Maybe others have different people and experiences ...

My 'big fish' talks to a 'big fish' on the CITES board. He told me that there are currently no valid export permits for corals. There are no valid health certificates for them either. And there are no quotas yet set for them. They do not know what they can and cannot ship. It is said live rock and anemones are off the table, done, all corals will be on cement or other, cultured. So many things have to happen before anything can be shipped out. It will likely be a couple of weeks at best, maybe a fair bit more. No one knows including a 'big fish' that sits on the CITES board. It will happen, but this will take some time.

That said, friends, I have seen many places open, close, open, rinse and repeat over the decades. After a long shutdown, upon reopening, you usually wish you would have waited a couple of shipments until they got the wrinkles ironed back out. I would love to see it happen some other way, but am still waiting. That is the history of this sort of thing, just so you know, while you wait with bated breath and credit card in hand.  Our people do it right, and when it is ready and right, we will have it and announce it here.

On the various frags that we often have available ... they are out. The Aussie frags, Tonga mixed frags, and the Tonga Acropora frags all sold out, we are waiting for the next batch. They go quickly, think ahead when you want to order to be in line in time. We expect them again in a couple of weeks or so. They are growing.

Meanwhile Tonga continues to dazzle with a good selection of hard LPS and SPS corals, as well as soft stuff. Vietnam also remains great for shrooms and zoas in particular. Both are every couple of weeks or so, and again, think ahead when you want some. And there are lots of great fish in the sea on all the various lists!


January 13, 2020

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