Join ORA in experiencing a new captive bred fish from the tropical warm waters of the Caribbean. The ORA Chalk Bass is an often overlooked species that we think will finally get the attention it deserves! Few other fish display such an attractive color palette and also get along with each other in groups. Combine […]
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We have maintained Two-Barred Rabbitfish broodstock at ORA since 2015. One morning, in early May of 2019, we noticed several thousand prolarvae drifting throughout our a broodstock tank. We captured approximately 500 of these tiny fish and we set out on raising them. The prolarvae did well on our zooplankton feeding regimen. After metamorphosis, the […]
ORA Epaulette Shark pups are a new addition to the growing list of ORA aquacultured fish. The Epaulette Shark, Hemiscyllium ocellatum, is a benthic shark species with a beautiful spotted pattern and a characteristic pair of large spots above their pectoral fins. This conspicuous marking resembles the shoulder décor used on military uniforms to signify […]
The wait is over. 100% Aquacultured ORA Red Scooter Dragonets are now shipping to retailers! Read more about them on the species profile page here.
Behold! The first aquacultured Ruby Red Dragonets from ORA! We are excited to announce our progress with this strikingly beautiful fish as we work to bring them into commercial production. Did you know that this is a new species that has yet to be named by taxonomists? Since their initial introduction to the aquarium hobby […]
Looking for a schooling Cardinalfish for your reef tank? Ask your local retailer for ORA Margarita Cardinals.
The Aiptasia-Eating Filefish is the latest addition to our 100% Aquacultured lineup. You can read all about them here!
Scooter Dragonets, or Scooter Blennies as they are often called, have always been one of our favorite fish. Way back in 2010 when we were intensively raising Mandarins we tried our hand with Scooters countless times with little luck. We were only able to raise roughly 1 Scooter for every 5000 mandarins! We were frustrated […]
Several years ago, two Radial Filefish were collected from a coral reef around Cebu in the Philippines. Shortly after, they were flown 7,340 miles across the entire Pacific Ocean to a marine wholesale facility in Los Angeles, California. Following a brief stay, these small fish were bagged, boxed and flown another 1,727 miles to Rhinelander, […]
Check out the latest addition to our 100% Aquacultured lineup, the Transparent Cave Goby.