Tag Archives: fish

The Black Neon Dottyback – Another ORA First

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 […]

Black Snowflake Update

Black Snow

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 […]

Coming Soon – Randall’s Assessors from ORA

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 […]

Hybrid Cleaner Gobies Are Back

Hybrid Goby

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 […]

Lost and Found

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 […]