Stay Home, Work Safe Update: We are open!

Elegant Reef will remain open to serve our community and their pets. Business hours will remain the same but are subject to change. At this time we are suspending all off-site aquarium service and maintenance but will begin a delivery service to ensure all clients can maintain their aquariums. We will handle emergency situations on a case-by-case basis.

In order to keep our staff and patrons safe we ask that you please be patient as we are only able to allow 3 customers in the building at any given time. We also ask that anyone traveling in a group nominate only a single patron to enter the building. This is to ensure that all customers and staff can safely maintain 6 feet of distance between themselves and others.

Elegant Reef staff will also be taking orders via telephone and curbside. In addition to curbside we are rapidly developing an online store which will go live today. This is a work in progress and new items will be added daily. The store can be accessed using the navigation menu at the top of this page or by clicking here.

We also ask all patrons to purchase only what is needed. Our supply chain is strong and we are not expecting any shortages. Please do not horde consumables. Stay strong, we will get through this together!

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📦🐟🦐🌿Livestock Has Arrived!

Greetings Fellow Fish Enthusiasts,

As we continue to #StayHomeWorkSafe I want to remind our patrons that we are open and available for anything you may need to care for your aquariums. We are fully stocked up on food and supplies and are committed to serving our community!

Our online store is regularly being updated with new arrivals and we will continue to make all our inventory available to browse and purchase at https://elegant-reef.mybigcommerce.com

Feel free to place your order online, by phone, and even curbside!

We have several shipments of livestock arriving today at The Studio with more goods and supplies arriving daily. More details can be found below.

Stay safe my friends, we will get through this together. I’ll see you at The Studio!

We are #TexasStrong #ElegantReef #SanAntonio #FreshwaterAquarium #PlantedTank #ShrimpTank #SaltwaterAquarium #ReefTank #AllMyMoneyGoesToCoral

Here’s what’s new:

Freshwater Fish:
Crowntail Betta Male Lrg
Assorted Premium Longfin Betta Male Lrg
Albino Paradise Gourami Reg
Gold Honey Gourami Reg
Cobalt Blue Dwarf Gourami Male Reg
Flame Dwarf Gourami Male Reg
Pearl Leeri Gourami Reg
Cherry Barb Reg
Kuhlii Loach Reg
Hillstream Butterfly Loach Reg
Stone Catfish Sml
Albino Aeneus Corydoras Reg
Emerald Green Corydoras Reg
Plecostomus Florida Lrg
Koi Angel Reg
Assorted Angels Lrg
Assorted Aulonocara Peacock Cichlid Reg
Assorted Aulonocara Peacock Cichlid Med
Asst. Aulonocara Peacock Cichlid Med
German Blue Ram Cichlid Reg
Celestial Pearl Danio Reg
Gold Ring Tinwini Danio Reg
Gambusia Mosquito Fish Reg
Blue Neon Stiphodon Goby Male Reg
Assorted Delta Guppy Male Med
Assorted Fancy Guppy Female Med
Assorted Fancy Guppy Male Med
Assorted Lyretail Molly Reg
Ropefish Reg
Scarlet Badis Reg
Dwarf Freshwater BB Puffer Reg
Otocinclus Reg
Cardinal Tetra Med
Neon Tetra Florida Lrg
Rummynose Tetra Reg

Freshwater Inverts & Plants:
Blue Velvet Shrimp Reg
Assorted Mystery Snail Reg
Tiger Nerite Snail Reg
Zebra Nerite Snail Reg
Gold Asian Freshwater Clam Reg
Dwarf Baby’s Tears Potted Reg
Amazon Sword Potted Reg
Dwarf Sagittaria Potted Reg
Bacopa Plant Bunched Reg
Brazilian Pennywort Plant Bunched Reg
Moneywort Plant Bunched Reg
Rotala Macrandra Plant Bunched Reg

Saltwater Fish:
Angels:Black Nox :: Eastern Asia
Angels:Coral Beauty :: Eastern Asia
Angels:Yellow :: Eastern Asia
Angels:Koran Sub-Adult/Changing :: Eastern Asia
Angels MAC Certified:Bicolor :: Fiji
Anthias:Lyretail Red Male :: Eastern Asia
Basslets:Harlequin :: East Americas
Blennies:Sailfin, Segmented :: Eastern Asia
Butterflies MAC Certified:Latticed :: Fiji
Cardinals:Black :: Eastern Asia
Dottyback:Purple Stripe :: Eastern Asia
Dottyback:Green Serosa :: Eastern Asia
Gobies:Orange Spotted :: Eastern Asia
Gobies:Watchman Yellow :: Eastern Asia
Groupers:Red Louti :: Eastern Asia
Hawks:Falco :: Eastern Asia
Rabbitfish:Yellow Blotch :: Eastern Asia
Soldiers:Bigeye :: Eastern Asia
Tangs:Sailfin :: Eastern Asia
Tangs:Scopas :: Eastern Asia
Tangs:Yellow :: Central Pacific
Wrasses:Multicolor Fairy :: Eastern Asia
Wrasses:Flavianalis Yellow-Fin Flasher :: Eastern Asia
Wrasses:Banana :: Central Pacific

Saltwater Inverts:
Anemones:Tube, Orange :: Eastern Asia
Corals, LPS:Elegant, Pink/Purple Tip :: Australia / Coral Sea
Corals, LPS:Chalice Colored :: Central Pacific
Corals, LPS:Plate Purple and Gold/Green Long Tentacle :: Aus / Coral Sea
Cucumbers:Pink & Yellow / Green :: Eastern Asia
Shell, Snails:Conehead Algae Eater :: East Americas
Shell, Snails:Bumble Bee :: Eastern Asia
Shrimps:Blood / Fire :: Eastern Asia
Shrimps:Coral Banded :: Eastern Asia
Emerald Crab

… and so much more already available!

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New From ORA

Greetings Fellow Fish Enthusiasts,

A small shipment just arrived from our friends at Oceans Reefs & Aquariums. ORA provides our industry with captive raised marine fish and invertebrates. A list of what just landed can be found below.

This weeks livestock will also be available for sale using our new online store! https://elegant-reef.mybigcommerce.com/

Curbside pickup is available, simply give us a ring when you arrive at 210-308-7333 to submit or pickup your order!

Stay safe my friends, we will get through this together. I’ll see you at The Studio!

We are #TexasStrong #ElegantReef #SanAntonio #SaltwaterAquarium #ReefTank #AllMyMoneyGoesToCoral

Saltwater Fish:
ORA Black Ocellaris Clownfish
ORA Ocellaris Clownfish
ORA Fancy Ocellaris Clownfish
ORA Misbar Ocellaris Clownfish

Saltwater Inverts:
Gold Crocea Clam 1.5’/3-5 cm
Squamosa Clam (Tridacna squamosa) 2.0″/5-6 cm
MIMF SMALL Long Polyp Toadstool Leather

… and so much more already available!

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✈🐟🌿🦐📦 Late Night Freshwater Shipment

Greetings Fellow Fish Enthusiasts,

Just a quick post to let you know that we are still open and available for anything you may need. Our inventory of fish food, medications, and maintenance supplies remain plentiful and our distribution network is still going strong! Don’t hesitate to give us a ring if you need anything.

Did you know that we are offering curbside service? Give us a call at 210-308-7333 when you arrive to place your order.

We have been working hard to get our inventory available to browse online. New items, including livestock are being added all the time so check back often! Our new e-Store can be found at https://elegant-reef.mybigcommerce.com/

Another awesome shipment of freshwater fish, inverts, and plants arrives tonight, that list will be posted on a variety of platforms, more details can be found below.

We like to keep our customers informed via social media so make sure to bookmark our website www.elegant-reef.com, follow us on
Facebook www.facebook.com/elegantreef
Instagram www.instagram.com/elegantreef
and Twitter www.twitter.com/elegantreef

Stay safe my friends, we will get through this together. I’ll see you at The Studio!

We are #TexasStrong #ElegantReef #SanAntonio #FreshwaterAquarium #PlantedTank #ShrimpTank

Freshwater Fish:
Crowntail Betta Male Lrg
Twintail Halfmoon Betta Male Lrg
Halfmoon Betta Male Lrg
Clown Loach Sml
Habrosus Pygmy Corydoras Reg
Albino Bristlenose Pleco Florida Reg
Plecostomus Florida Xlg
Clown Pleco L103 Reg
Gold Nugget Pleco L018 Reg
Assorted Angels Lrg
Asst. Aulonocara Peacock Cichlid Med
Bolivian Ram Cichlid Reg
Electric Blue Ram Cichlid Reg
German Blue Ram Cichlid Reg
Gold Severum Cichlid Reg
Peacock Bass Cichlid Reg
Gambusia Mosquito Fish Reg
Live Blackworms-1/4 lb
Assorted Koi 3-4″ Reg
Assorted Delta Guppy Male Med
Black Tiger Dario Reg
Red Beckfords Pencilfish Reg
Boesemani Rainbow Reg
Turquoise Rainbow Reg
Black Rasbora Het Florida Reg
Rasbora Het Florida Reg
Otocinclus Reg
Rainbow Shark Reg
Redtail Shark Med
Black Skirt Tetra Reg
Cardinal Tetra Med
Blushing Longfin White Skirt Tetra Reg
Neon Tetra Florida Lrg
Orange Von Rio Tetra Florida Reg
Rummynose Tetra Reg
Serpae Tetra Reg

Freshwater Inverts & Plants:
Orange Bee Shrimp Reg
Red Rili Shrimp Reg
Assorted Mystery Snail Reg
Tiger Nerite Snail Reg
Zebra Nerite Snail Reg
Red Racer Nerite Snail Reg
Aponogeton Madagascar Lace Plant Med
Java Fern Plant Reg
Assorted Sword Plant Med
Altlandsberg Sword Plant Med

Misc. Saltwater Livestock:
Bicolor Chromis Med
Humu Humu Picasso Trigger Sml
Ornate Leopard Wrasse Med

… and so much more already available.

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New Saltwater Livestock Has Arrived!

Greetings Fellow Fish Enthusiasts,

We are open and receiving shipments of equipment, supplies, food, and livestock. Elegant Reef is committed to providing our clients the support and supplies needed during these difficult times. Curbside pickup is only a phone call away should you need anything!

Pod Your Reef Tisbe Pods and Phytoplankton along with a shipment of saltwater livestock has already arrived! In addition we are also expecting an order of coral and freshwater fish tomorrow afternoon – stay tuned for that list!

This weeks livestock will be available for sale using our new online store! https://elegant-reef.mybigcommerce.com/

Saltwater Fish:
Gray Poma Angel Sm
Lemon Peel Angel Fiji
Bicolor Angel Fiji
Coral Beauty Angel Fiji
Blue Tang (Indo) 2″-2.4″
Yellow Tang (Haw.) 2″-2.4″
Yellow Tang (Haw.) 2.5″-3.4″
Flame Angel Md
Kole Tang (Haw.) Md
Chocolate Tang Lg
Shark Finned Wrasse
Sailfin Fairy Wrasse
Yellow Flanked Fairy Wrasse
Banggai Cardinal
Hawkfish Flame Lg
Coricola Butterfly (Haw.) Md
Firefish Goby
Weaver Goby
Orange Shoulder Tang Sm
Powder Brown Tang Md
Sailfin Tang (Indo) Md
Australia Sailfin Tang Md
Anthias Purple Queen
Pseudo Chromis Purple
Royal Gramma (Car.) Sm/Md
Squamipinnis Male Fiji

Saltwater Invertebrates:
Green Bulb Anemone Md
Sebae Anemone Purple Tip Md
Red Tip Hermit Crab
Blue Leg Hermit Crab (Car.)
Emerald Crab M/L
Urchin Assorted
Turbo Snail (Mex.)
Pink Margarita Snail
Astria Snail (Florida)
Nassarius Snail Xlg

… and so much more already available! I’ll see you at The Studio!

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Covid-19 Update

Dear valued customers,

We are all going through some unprecedented times today.

During this time The Studio will remain open with regular business hours.

In an effort to keep our customers, staff, and their families safe we are taking steps to prevent the transmission of Covid-19. We are disinfecting sales counters and all common points of contact at The Studio. We do ask for your patience as we keep our occupancy level at 10 or less, including team-members, as per Governor Abbots Executive Orders.

Should you only be shopping for specific supplies such as food, filter cartridges, ro/di & premixed saltwater, etc and wish to remain in your vehicle we would be happy to take your order curbside and bring your items directly to you.

We understand that for many of us our aquariums provide an outlet for stress in our lives. We pray that your aquarium provides relief during this trying time.

Keep hope and faith alive, we are all in this together.

Sincerely,

The Elegant Reef Family

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Freshwater Has Landed!

Greetings Fellow Fish Enthusiasts,

It’s a freshwater shipment day over at Elegant Reef and we are expecting some amazing animals!

Have a look at what’s arriving this week:

Freshwater Fish:
Crowntail Betta Female Reg
Crowntail Betta Male Lrg
Twintail Halfmoon Betta Male Lrg
Mustard Gas Halfmoon Betta Male Lrg
Assorted Premium Longfin Betta Male Lrg
Blue Paradise Gourami Reg
Gold Gourami Reg
Cobalt Blue Dwarf Gourami Male Reg
Flame Dwarf Gourami Male Reg
Pearl Leeri Gourami Reg
Pygmy Pumilus Sparkling Gourami Reg
Albino Tiger Barb Reg
Denisonii Barb / Roseline Shark Reg
Tiger Barb Reg
African Fasciolatus Barb Reg
Ornatipinnis Polypterus Tank Raised Reg
Clown Loach Sml
Kuhlii Loach Reg
Yo-Yo Lohachata Botia Reg
Hillstream Butterfly Loach Reg
Debauwi Catfish Reg
Stone Catfish Sml
Albino Aeneus Corydoras Reg
Green Aeneus Corydoras Reg
Pygmy Corydoras Tank Raised Reg
Bristlenose Pleco L144a Florida Reg
Albino Bristlenose Pleco Florida Reg
Clown Pleco L103 Reg
Gold Nugget Pleco L177 Iriri Reg
Zebra Synodontis Catfish Hybrid Reg
Synodontis Valentiana Catfish Sml
Koi Angel Reg
Assorted Aulonocara Peacock Cichlid Reg
Sunshine Peacock Cichlid Reg
Asst. Aulonocara Peacock Cichlid Med
Blood Parrot Cichlid Reg
Snow White Parrot Cichlid Reg
Electric Blue Ram Cichlid Reg
Green Terror Cichlid Reg
Red Spot Gold Severum Cichlid M/S
Celestial Pearl Danio Reg
Gold Zebra Danio Reg
Zebra Danio Reg
Fire Eel Med
Tiretrack Eel Med
Peacock Gudgeon Florida Reg
Bumblebee Goby Reg
Assorted Oranda Goldfish Sml
Clown Knife Reg
Black Ghost Knife Tank Raised Reg
Dawn Platy Med
24-Karat Tuxedo Platy Med
Assorted Delta Guppy Male Med
Assorted Fancy Guppy Female Med
Assorted Fancy Guppy Male Med
Assorted Premium Guppy Male Med
Dalmatian Lyretail Molly Med
Red Sunset Sailfin Molly Med
Ropefish Reg
Scarlet Badis Reg
Boesemani Rainbow Reg
Turquoise Rainbow Reg
Rasbora Het Florida Reg
Otocinclus Reg
Albino Rainbow Shark Reg
Redtail Shark Reg
Black Phantom Tetra Reg
Neon Tetra Florida Lrg
Serpae Tetra Reg
White Cloud Reg
Brilliant Rummynose Tetra Reg

Freshwater Inverts & Plants:
Cherry Red Shrimp Reg
Amano Algae Eating Shrimp Reg
Orange Bee Shrimp Reg
Yellow Shrimp Reg
Blue Velvet Shrimp Reg
Vanilla Crawfish Reg
Assorted Mystery Snail Reg
Tiger Nerite Snail Reg
Yellow Rabbit Snail Reg
Zebra Nerite Snail Reg
Dwarf Baby’s Tears Potted Reg
Amazon Sword Potted Reg
Baby’s Tears Potted Reg
Brazilian Sword Potted Reg
Glossostigma Potted Reg
Water Sprite Potted Reg
Micro Sword Potted Reg
Bacopa Plant Bunched Reg
Hornwort Plant Bunched Reg
Mexican Oak Leaf Plant Bunched Reg
Moneywort Plant Bunched Reg
Mermaid Weed Plant Bunched Reg
Amazon Sword Plant Med
Banana Plant Med
Altlandsberg Sword Plant Med

Misc. Saltwater Livestock:
Yellowtail Coris Wrasse Med
Black Leopard Wrasse Med
Six Line Wrasse
Ultra Colored Rock Flower Anemone Med
Emerald Crab
Banded Coral Shrimp Med
Aiptasia Eating Peppermint Shrimp
Red Stripe Trochus Snail Bali Med

… and so much more already available! I’ll see you at The Studio!

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Saltwater Fish Are In!

Greetings Fellow Fish Enthusiasts,

It’s an amazing day so far at The Studio, lots of new saltwater animals have flown in and are looking great!

Come by and see what’s new in Saltwater!

Saltwater Fish:
Eibli Angel (Indo)
Bicolor Angel Fiji
Juv Imperator Angel Md
Blue Tang (Indo) 1.5″-1.9″
Blue Tang (Indo) 2.5″-2.9″
Yellow Tang (Haw.) 2″-2.4″
Banggai Cardinal
Flame Angel Md
Chocolate Tang Lg
Africa Cleaner Wrasse
Shark Finned Wrasse
TriColor Fairy Wrasse Male Md
Orange Back Fairy Wrasse Male
Pintail Fairy Wrasse Male
Hawkfish Flame Lg
Auriga Butterfly Lg
Heniochus Blk&White Lg
Longnose Butterfly (Haw.) Md
Pebbled Butterfly Md
Black Sailfin Blenny
Firefish Goby
Purple Firefish Goby
Midas Blenny Africa Md
Pantherfish Md
Antennata Lion Lg
Volitan Black Lion Md
Yellow Belly Dogface
Powder Brown Tang Lg
Scopus Tang (indo) Md
Bluejaw Trigger (F)
Bluejaw Trigger (Male) Md
Sargassum Trigger Lg
Carpenters Wrasse
Green Coris Wrasse (Indo) Sm
Labouti Wrasse (Aust) Md
Christmas Wrasse Red
Cardinal-Pajama Sm/Md
Royal Gramma (Car.) Sm/Md
Pipefish Dragon Face
Red Tail Filefish
Shark Egg (banded)
Anthias:Evansi :: South Asia

Saltwater Inverts:
Arrow Crab Lg
Sally Lightfoot Crab
Scarlet Hermit Crab
Electric Blue Hermit
Staghorn Hermit Crab
Zebra Hermit Crab
Fire Shrimp (Sri) Md
Harlequin Shrimp
Blue Linckia Star Lg
Orange Linckia Starfish (Sri)
Marble Starfish Lg
Black Tip Red Reef Starfish
Turbo Snail (Mex.)
Sea Hare Nudibranch Lg
Astria Snail (Florida)
Tiger Cucumber

… and so much more already available! I’ll see you at The Studio!

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✈ 🐟 Freshwater Fish Just Landed!

Greetings Fellow Fish Enthusiasts,

Freshwater fish, inverts, and plants are arriving this afternoon! Take a look at what’s landing today:

Freshwater Fish:
Betta Male Lrg
Black Orchid Crowntail Betta Male Lrg
Crowntail Betta Male Lrg
Twintail Halfmoon Betta Male Lrg
Halfmoon Betta Male Lrg
Platinum White Crowntail Betta Male Lrg
Assorted Premium Longfin Betta Male Lrg
Samurai Plakat Betta Male Lrg
Cobalt Blue Dwarf Gourami Male Reg
Pygmy Pumilus Sparkling Gourami Reg
Black Ruby Barb Reg
Green Tiger Barb Reg
Cherry Barb Male Reg
Hillstream Butterfly Loach Reg
Panda Corydoras Reg
Pygmy Corydoras Tank Raised Reg
Striped Raphael Catfish Reg
Vulture Motta Catfish Med
Albino Bristlenose Pleco Florida Reg
Gold Nugget Pleco L018 Reg
Synodontis Decorus Catfish Reg
Assorted Aulonocara Peacock Cichlid Reg
Bumblebee Maylandia Ornatus Cichlid Reg
Lemon Yellow Labido Caeruleus Cichlid Reg
Red Empress Cichlid Male M/L
Asst. Aulonocara Peacock Cichlid Med
Gold Altolamprologus Comprecissep Cichlid Reg
Red Chromide Cichlid Reg
Colored Red Devil Cichlid Reg
Red Spot Gold Severum Cichlid M/S
Salvini Cichlid Reg
Albino Tiger Oscar Reg
Tiger Oscar Reg
Assorted Longfin Oscar Reg
Celestial Pearl Danio Reg
Gold Zebra Danio Reg
Zebra Danio Reg
Gold Ring Tinwini Danio Reg
Live Blackworms- 1/2 lb
Peacock Gudgeon Florida Reg
Bumblebee Goby Reg
Blue Neon Stiphodon Goby Male Reg
Candidius Goby Reg
Assorted Delta Guppy Female Med
Assorted Delta Guppy Male Med
Red Delta Guppy Male Med
Assorted Premium Guppy Male Med
Dalmatian Molly Med
Ropefish Reg
Scarlet Badis Reg
Dwarf Freshwater BB Puffer Reg
Figure Eight Puffer Sml
Leopard Puffer Reg
Boesemani Rainbow Reg
Threadfin Rainbow Med
Black Rasbora Het Florida Reg
Rasbora Het Florida Reg
Otocinclus Reg
Siamese Flying Fox Reg
Redtail Shark Med
Buenos Aires Tetra Reg
Congo Tetra Med
Gold White Cloud Florida Reg
Blushing Longfin White Skirt Tetra Reg
Neon Tetra Florida Lrg
Rummynose Tetra Reg

Freshwater Inverts & Plants:
Cherry Red Shrimp Reg
Amano Algae Eating Shrimp Reg
Blue Velvet Shrimp Reg
Red Rili Shrimp Reg
Dwarf Orange Mexican Lobster Florida Reg
Orange Rili Shrimp Reg
Yellow Fire Shrimp Reg
Assorted Mystery Snail Reg
Tiger Nerite Snail Reg
Zebra Nerite Snail Reg
Gold Asian Freshwater Clam Reg
Chocolate Rabbit Snail Reg
Red Racer Nerite Snail Reg
Dwarf Four Leaf Clover Potted Reg
Wisteria Potted Reg
Moneywort Plant Bunched Reg
Cabomba Plant Bunched Reg
Rotala Indica Plant Submersed Bunched Reg
Monoselenium Plant Cupped Portion

Misc Saltwater Livestock:
Ultra Colored Rock Flower Anemone Med
Emerald Crab
Harlequin Shrimp
Red Stripe Trochus Snail Bali Med

… and so much more already available! I’ll see you at The Studio!

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ORA Has Arrived!

Greetings Fellow Fish Enthusiasts,

A small shipment of saltwater fish have arrived from our friends at ORA, take a look! (More saltwater livestock arrives tomorrow!)

Saltwater Fish:

ORA Black Cardinal (Apogonichthyoides melas)
ORA Small Black Ocellaris Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris)
Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish (Premnas biaculeatus)
ORA GoldxLightning Maroon Clown (Premnas biaculeatus)
ORA Lightning Maroon Clown (Premnas biaculeatus)
ORA Misbar Blood Orange Ocellaris Clownfish (Premnas biaculeatus x Amphiprion ocellaris)
ORA Ocellaris Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris)
ORA Misbar Ocellaris Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris)
ORA Premium Snowflake Ocellaris Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris)
ORA True Percula Clownfish (Amphiprion percula)
ORA Misbar Onyx True Percula (Amphiprion percula)
ORA Picasso Clownfish (Amphiprion percula)
ORA Neon Goby (Elacatinus oceanops)
ORA Red Mangrove Propogule (Rhyzophora mangle)
ORA Skyline Granulosa (Acropora sp.)

Black Bar Chromis Med
Ultra Colored Rock Flower Anemone Med
Emerald Crab
Aiptasia Eating Peppermint Shrimp
Red Stripe Trochus Snail Bali Med

… and so much more already available! I’ll see you at The Studio!

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