Yeah, marbles. Bleh. I stayed away from some marble BF girls for him, but looks like it doesn't really matter.
Thanks, Blu. My favourite is the black and silver girl. She didn't look like much from the auction pictures, but I am pleasantly surprised.
Here is their little QT setup. Nothing too fancy, but it'll do. My gf said the black orchid girl came in with a mild case of ich, but it looks to be clearing up. The temperature fluctuations and stress from transit does seem to trigger that in a lot of fish, so I am not too worried. She should be right as rain in a day or two.