Our White Bonnet (Amphiprion leucokranos) Clownfish pair has recently resumed their spawning activity. Check out the video to see them in action and don’t forget to select 1080p for the best viewing experience. If you missed the unbelievable story of this pair’s journey to ORA be sure to read our original Lost and Found blog article.
Mind Trick Montipora is the latest addition to ORA’s long list of 100% Aquacultured corals. Read more about this beautiful coral on the product page here.
Check out this video we shot of our Blood Orange Clownfish pair spawning. You can learn more about these fish on our product page here.
Our Aquacultured Randall’s Assessors are now available. Check out the product page here and look for them at your favorite ORA retailer next week!
Last September we released a special designer variety of the Goldstripe Maroon clownfish called the Goldflake Maroon. These rare but popular specimens exhibit extra barring and dots. When we increased our efforts to produce more of these prized fish something unique popped up in our larval tanks – solid white colored clownfish, closely resembling the Platinum Percula. We call these new fish Gold Nugget Maroons. Continue reading
ORA biologists have developed some interesting hybrid fish over the years and today we have another great one, the Blood Orange Clownfish. This striking fish is the offspring of a female Maroon Clown (Premnas biaculeatus) and Ocellaris Clown (Amphiprion ocellaris).
Our part of the story began in 2012 when our good friend Larry Lau from Eco Reef Aquarium mentioned that he had a Maroon x Ocellaris Clownfish pair that he thought we might be interested in. Not only did he tell us they were peacefully cohabitating but he also said they were spawning every three weeks. Continue reading
Our dedicated team has been working 7 days a week for the past 17 years fulfilling our mission to produce aquacultured fish for the hobby. We’re so proud to announce that we’ve reached an awesome milestone – 10 million fish. We can’t help but wonder how many fish were left in the ocean because of your support and our efforts to provide hobbyists with environmentally friendly options for their aquariums.
Our efforts continue as we strive to provide environmentally conscious hobbyists with the greatest diversity of aquacultured marine life in the industry.
ORA is releasing a new 100% aquacultured chalice coral in conjunction with MACNA 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The ORA Easter Egg isn’t your average “chop shopped” chalice coral that was shipped in from the wild and cut into dozens of pieces the following week. We have spent three years culturing this awesome pink and yellow beauty and are really excited to make it available to you. Available at your favorite ORA retailer next week! Read more on the product page here.
If you are at MACNA 2013 in Fort Lauderdale this weekend be sure to stop by our booth to check out our newest fish, the Black Neon Dottyback. This fish is the result of crossing a Neon Dottyback and a Springeri Dottyback. No easy task as these piscine pitbulls are particularly pugnacious. ORA was first to bring you the Indigo Dottyback in 2006 and we are proud to be the first to offer the Black Neon Dottyback. They will be available at ORA retailers next week! Don’t miss out, they may not be available for long. It took years to get a compatible pair of these fish and we don’t know how long the odd couple will stay together. Check out the product page to read all the details.
ORA is happy to announce the availability of our newest soft coral, Vargas Cespitularia. This hardy and fast growing coral is not only unique among soft corals, but it also has a great story. Two years ago Tony Vargas gave us a couple of frags to work with, and while they thrived, we were never quite sure about its identity. This coral was originally believed to be an Efflatounaria species but as we all know, determining the identity of a Xeniid can be extremely difficult.
In an attempt to shed some light on this mystery, we sent samples of this coral along with some of the other Cespitularia varieties we grow to an expert. Michael Janes of AquaTouch in Arizona provided his analysis. To read more about this coral and to read Michael’s paper, please visit Vargas Cespitularia product page.