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 […]
Since we first introduced the ORA Black Snowflake in the fall of 2011 we have focused our efforts on increasing production As a result, ORA Black Snowflakes are now being offered in two grades similar to our Snowflake varieties; Regular and Premium. Each regular grade Black Snowflake possesses unique patterns of white atop a black […]
Be sure to check out our newest fish, the Black Cardinal (Apogonichthyoides melas). If you are stopping by the Global Pet Expo in Orlando this week you can stop by and see some in our display tanks. Product Page
It is rare to find an entire genera of reef fishes extremely well-suited to live in an aquarium, but Devilfish (Assessor spp.) make great aquarium residents for several reasons. Their maximum length of 3 to 4” makes them suitable for most sizes of aquariums. They aren’t overly aggressive with other species or conspecifics and can […]
Many years ago, ORA’s marine biologists wondered what would happen if they crossed two of ORA’s most popular Goby species: the Yellowline goby (Elacatinus figaro) and Neon goby (E. oceanops). You can see from the photo that the results were spectacular. These hybrids have a stripe coloration that starts off as a yellow hue near the head and transitions like […]
Three years ago Brian from Ocean Gallery II in New Jersey imported a beautiful pair of young clownfish from the Solomon Islands. Upon arrival there was some uncertainty about their identity. It was unclear if they were Amphiprion leucokranos or Amphiprion thiellei but as they grew older it became apparent that they were in fact […]
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.
*** UPDATE *** Available now! Check out the ORA Black Snowflake product page for more pictures. Have you ever wondered what would happen if you were to breed a Black Ocellaris and a Snowflake Ocellaris together? We did and we wound up producing what became known as the Black Ice Snowflake. Our goal in crossing […]