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    MACNA XXI : ORA Shows Off Sustainable Beauties

    One of the prevalent themes we found at this years MACNA was sustainability within the saltwater and reef aquarium hobby. ORA has been singing this tune for some time, but have continued to adapt to market demands for new species. The ORA Platinum Perculas got plenty of attention at MACNA. They have been released for […]

    One of the prevalent themes we found at this years MACNA was sustainability within the saltwater and reef aquarium hobby. ORA has been singing this tune for some time, but have continued to adapt to market demands for new species.

    ORA-Platinum-Percula-Clownfish

    The ORA Platinum Perculas got plenty of attention at MACNA. They have been released for sometime now, but are still a hot commodity to most aquarists due to their limited availability and high price. What I find most unique about these fish is their facial markings—here is where the fish can have distinction from one another as patches of orange blend in spattered patterns of the prevailing white—or platinum—body color.

    Meiacanthus-grammistes

    ORA also showed off their new Striped Fang Blenny (Meiacanthus grammistes). These were seen in their display tank intermixing with clowns, gobies and dottybacks.

    When speaking with ORA we got word of some new clownfish variants and their hope to eventually create a WYSIWYG website to supersede their current “Grade” system for clownfish and hybrid variants. This is most prevalent with Picasso Clownfish, where they are forced to quantify organic and unique markings to fit a certain level, such as “Grade A”. Each fish is unique and so are everyone’s personal tastes. If done right, such as LiveAquaria’s Diver’s Den, it could be a hit at either the wholesale or retail level.

    2 Comments

    1. September 29, 2009 at 9:17 AM | Permalink

      Love the pic of the clownfish – although not a fan of them, that pic really does show off it’s facial markings… I think I’m feeling myself liking them now… damn…

    2. Nicholas Sadaka
      September 29, 2009 at 9:20 AM | Permalink

      I love these posts the most. I hope we continue to make sustainability in the saltwater and reef fields THE most important aspect of all of the events. I encourage everyone to support this type of activity as much as possible. Kudos to ORA!!!

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