Eastern Hulafish a Captive Bred Surprise from ORA

Trachinops taeniatus, the Eastern Hulafish, is the latest species-first in the marine breeding world to be claimed by ORA (Oceans Reefs & Aquariums). We have good reason to celebrate the introduction of this rarely available temperate fish as captive bred.…

A look back at our favorite ORA stories

We do so many posts here Reef Builders that after a while we start looking back at some of our favorite posts. We were ruminating on all the interesting things ORA has done over the years and thought it would…

ORA changes ownership, all else remains the same

Oceans Reefs & Aquariums has been shopping for a new owner for many years and as of this weekend ORA is now under new ownership. With the transfer of ownership comes no changes in management in either the Florida-based ORA…

Shocker: ORA Spotted Mandarin Gobies selling out

  When ORA dropped the bomb that they would begin selling captive breed Spotted Mandarin Gobies it was a big deal in the industry. These fish which are highly desirable are usually expensive for wild caught specimens and aren’t the…

ORA captive raised Spotted Mandarins go on sale

The first batch of captive bred ORA Spotted Mandarins is being released and should be soon be available for purchase from your favorite Oceans, Reefs and Aquariums¬†(ORA) merchant. Synchiropus picturatus is one of the jewels of the marine aquarium trade…

Black Ice Semi Snowflake Clownfish is ORA’s freak of the week

Lookout Dominoes and Black Photons because there’s a new clownfish cross in town and it’s called the Black Ice Semi Snowflake. Apparently ORA tried to rub a black ocellaris clownfish together with a snowflake clownfish, hoping to get a black…

Blue Cespitularia now available captive grown from ORA

Blue Cespitularia is an iconic soft coral which was quasi unobtainable for the better part of the last decade of reefing. Following the opening of more locations to coral collections and expanded list of species which are collected for the…

Black saddle back clownfish available captive bred for the first time from ORA

The Black Saddle Clownfish is a much rarer form of Amphiprion polymnus, the same species as the common saddle back clownfish. Unlike the more commonly available brown saddle back clownfish, the black saddle back clownfish is blacker and the second…

Captive bred mandarin gobies soon commercially available from ORA

Captive bred ORA mandarin gobies, the blue mandarin Synchiropus splendidus and the target ORA mandarin S. picturatus are some of the most exciting new captive raised creatures to be announced by Oceans, Reefs and Aquariums (ORA) since their all white…

ORA now shipping new species of captive bred dottybacks, naked black clownfish coming soon

Oceans Reef and Aquariums better known in the hobby and industry as ORA is now shipping the striped blenny, Meiacanthus grammistes, and the elongate dottyback, Pseudochromis elongatus. The captive raised dottybacks look every bit as large, bright and well formed…