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    Reef News: Radioactive Seawater in Japan, ORA Yellowlines, Aquarium Specialty Facelift, Bucket O’ Queens

    Water samples taken near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have exhibited radioactive caesium levels 24.8 times the established limit (established by Japanese authorities)while Iodine-131 has been measured 126.7 times greater said limit. What does this mean for Japan’s reefs and ocean life? [via ZeroHedge and WSJ.] ORA yellowline gobies are now available. Not a new release, […]

    ORA Acropora Solitaryensis Released

    Check out ORA’s latest coral, the ORA Solitaryensis. This unique tabling coral grows multiple tiers or fused branches, while exhibiting purple tips on a tan/green base.

    ORA Spotted Mandarins Take Down Nutramar Ova in New Video

    ORA recently shared this video of their tiny captive raise Spotted Mandarin Gobies taking down a large piece of frozen Nutramar Ova. ORA Mandarins do eat prepared foods, but don’t expect these tiny juveniles to take to them as readily as ORA’s equally popular clowns. It should go without saying–these Mandarins, and all new additions, […]

    New ORA Black Ice Semi-Snowflake Clownfish

    This month’s ORA captive bred fish release is a long awaited cross between the Black Ocellaris and Snowflake clown. The resulting offspring have been aptly named ORA Black Ice Semi-Snowflake Clownfish. We shared back in October that Dustin Dorton and the ORA crew were working on this designer hybrid, hoping to breed a pure Black Snowflake […]

    ORA Releases Fiery Red Aquacultured Goniopora

    Healthy Gonioporas just got a lot more accessible for aquarists thanks to the new ORA Red Goniopora. ORA has just released this fiery red Goniopora with purple mouths– expect to see them shipping to LFS in the very near future. In addition to being a Goni, it’s refreshing to see a bright red color that […]

    ORA to Release Captive Bred Mandarins in 2010

    Building on the past success and knowledge of Julian Sprung, Wolfgang Mai and Matt Wittenrich, ORA has announced the commercial availability of the Mandarin Goby–both the Blue Splendid (Synchiropus splendidus) and Target Mandarin (Synchiropus picturatus) will be offered for sale. The once near impossible to keep fish has been successfully captive bred en masse and […]