Tag Archives: new species

Epaulette Shark Pups Now Available

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 […]

Success! Our First Ruby Red Dragonets

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 […]

Scooter Dragonets

Scooter Dragonet

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 […]

New! ORA Radial Filefish

Radial Filefish

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, […]

Whitespotted Pygmy Filefish (Rudarius ercodes)

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