Here’s a special promotion from Quality Marine that is exclusively for the legit fish store businesses; buy 100 aquacultured banggai cardinalfish and QM will throw in a sweet, coveted femininus wrasse. A hundred banggai cardinalfish sounds like a lot of money but we’re talking wholesale prices, to the retail stores, and one of the Holy Grails of all the wrasses.
If you are reading this, then you must be familiar with the iconic banggai cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni, and you know this is one of those fish that everyone has kept before, at some time or another. Next to yellow tangs and ocellaris clownfish, the banggai is one of the species of marine fish that is always in stock at the LFS, and in good numbers too.
If you’re also reading this, you’re probably well aware of the entire aquarium hobby’s collective fetish with the femininus wrasse, even LiveAquaria director Kevin Kohen usually keeps more than one throughout his various tanks at any given time. Anampses femininus is one of those fish that looks even better in person than it does in its photogenic images. When and IF the femininus wrasse is available for sale, it usually retails for $1000 in the US and are usually reserved for the better customers of the LFS.
Quality Marine just happens to have a small bumper shipment of the coveted femininus wrasse and in lieu of selling them outright, they are using the high profile reef fish as incentive to promote the ethically produced aquacultured banggais. Even if your store doesn’t usually stock up on Banggai cardinalfish by the hundred, these guys make great nano reef fish when young, and this is a great opportunity to make an in-store promotion to offer up little groups of these hardy specimens to your customers.
The last time that Quality Marine asked us to share this 100 banggai + 1 femininus promotion they sold out before we could get the story posted up; obviously, a lot of stores see the value in this offer. If you are interested in scooping up a free femininus wrasse for buying 100 medium sized aquacultured banggai cardinalfish, call your Quality Marine representative ASAP and tell ’em you saw it on Reef Builders.