Maroon Clownfish, Premnas biaculeatus, are most commonly encountered in two varieties – the Gold Stripe and the White Stripe. ORA has been breeding Maroon clowns for 16 years and during that time most of our efforts have focused on Gold Stripe Maroons from Sumatra because they are considered to be the most attractive and desirable […]
After an 8 year holiday Pink Stylophora is back on our availability list. We’ve picked an awesome strain that grows in tight little colonies with small branches. This is one of the nicest pink varieties we’ve seen. The color ranges from dark pink in shaded areas to vivid magenta in high light. Head over to […]
ORA has added another species to its list of captive bred Marine Ornamentals, McCulloch’s Clownfish (Amphiprion mccullochi). This success story is a little different from others we have shared in the past. This time we didn’t actually breed the fish but we did raise the larvae.
ORA is proud to offer a new soft coral from our collection, Grube’s Gorgonian (Pinnigorgia flava). Grube’s (pronounced Grooba’s) Gorgonian is a graceful, thin-branched octocoral that can be described as tan to pink in color with similarly colored polyps. We obtained this coral from Julian Sprung and we’ve been impressed by its hardiness and rapid growth. […]
While looking through our photo archives we realized that we had a pretty cool series of photos that showed the growth progression of one of the biggest corals in our greenhouse. We got our first piece of this iconic coral in May of 2006 and our first photos are dated in September of that year. In the […]
Kelly Green Psammocora from ORA is an intense green branching coral from the Psammocora genus. These corals are sometimes referred to as sandpaper corals because of the fine grainy appearance they have when their polyps are not extended. When its polyps are fully extended Kelly Green Psammocora has a rich velvety look. This is one […]