R.T. Distributors was founded in 1982 in Hawaii when Ron Tubbs began diving for local wholesalers. Soon afterwards R.T. Distributors began shipping. We have been a diver direct business for over 28 years.
Today R.T. Distributors has over 30 divers and 8 warehouse packers. We also import fish from several locations in the south Pacific.
Our Oahu fish farm has 2 large warehouses with over 10,500 gallons of aquariums.
We have the largest aquarium systems on both islands plus our divers maintain smaller holding systems. We maintain the highest quality of exclusively hand caught fish.
We spend more per fish on antibiotics, specialty foods, buffers, and amquil than any other wholesaler. With the largest water trailer on the Islands we do regular massive water changes which ensure the best quality of fish for our customers.
In 1987 Ron Tubbs invented the fish decompression chamber (patent pending). To better decompress and avoid using swim bladder needles especially for the deeper water fish this has been great for maintaining a better quality of expensive deepwater fish. We sell decompression chambers. The deco chambers price is $1500 which includes the catch buckets designed for the chamber.
Unlike other wholesalers, we own our warehouses and have low overhead – so we are able to pass these savings along to you.
Ron Tubbs B.S. N.D. N.C. spent 8 years at the University of Hawaii with a degree in nutrition and studies in marine biology, ecology, microbiology and biochemistry. Originally a pre medical student his love of the ocean led him in another direction: collecting tropical fish. This expertise in medicine is very useful in providing our customers with the healthiest marine fish available.
We look forward to doing business with you!