We are adding another new goby species to our list this week. This fish has several common names in the hobby including: Pink and Blue Spotted Goby, Singapore Shrimp Goby, Leptocephalus Prawn Goby….ORA chose to stick with the Pink Spotted Watchman Goby as its official title. This interesting little fish prefers loose coral rubble and sandy […]
Found naturally in waters around Japan and south to Taiwan, the ORA Whitespotted Pygmy Filefish is an exciting addition to our expansive collection of captive bred animals. Typically hidden in temperate waters surrounded by macroalgaes and sea grass beds, this diminutive filefish only reaches a maximum length of 3
ORA is continuing to expand our inventory of beautiful and unique corals for the home aquarium. Our newest addition is the ORA Blue Polyp Cap, a spectacular plating Montipora variety. Check out our product page for more information!
Developing new species of aquacultured marine life comes with welcomed challenges to ORA. We work tirelessly to maintain commercial scale production on hundreds of varieties of aquacultured animals while researching and raising a steady stream of new species. Unfortunately, not every new species we raise is a good candidate for commercial ornamental aquaculture. Sometimes we […]
Unless you find yourself diving off the coast of Japan regularly, chances are you have never heard of the Spotnape cardinalfish (Apogon notatus). Rarer still would be the opportunity to look at an aquarium full of captive bred, juvenile Spotnape cardinals. Not much of a show stopper when compared to its striking cousins, this rare […]
Taking on projects with the goal of raising new species of ornamental marine fish is a vital component of the daily operations at ORA. Recently we have focused our efforts on the Masked Goby, a species with a reputation for being hardy, peaceful, showy and a great choice for today’s popular nano tanks. The Masked Goby […]
ORA recognizes what it takes to run a retail store, in fact our sales staff has more than 22 years of combined experience in the Local Fish Store. We know that business owners have many choices in livestock suppliers. Without the loyalty of so many of our customers, ORA would not be able to bring […]
In February of 2013, Jason Langer outed himself to the world as having mastered the art of baking aquatic animal cookies. Using a combination of skills involving color theory, metal works and generations of kitchen recipes, Jason literally baked himself into notoriety. No marine fish was off limits: exact copies of Peppermint Angels, Harlequin Tusks […]