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ORA - Aquaculture Supplier E

About ORA

ORA™ Coral Greenhouse

This state of the art coral greenhouse was completed in 2007

ORA™ Hatcheries

More than 60,000 square feet of production space.

Oceans, Reefs & Aquariums Inc. (ORA®) produces aquacultured saltwater fish, invertebrates, and live aquarium foods for the marine aquarium hobby. The ORA hatchery complex is located at Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Campus in Ft. Pierce, Florida. ORA is the largest marine ornamental hatchery in North America and we are constantly developing new techniques to bring the finest captive bred specimens to environmentally conscientious aquarists throughout the world. Aquacultured marine life is the only alternative to wild caught fish and invertebrates for aquariums.

ORA fish help you avoid the uncertainty of capture, handling, transport, and disease associated with wild caught fish. Our fish are raised in an aquarium environment from the time they are born and therefore are exceedingly hardy as aquarium inhabitants. ORA sells fish grown to full size and whose color is as vivid as that seen on the reef. Through the use of a special nutritionally balanced diet the color and vitality of ORA fish is unsurpassed in the field of aquaculture.

ORA's mission is to research and produce, through aquaculture, species of saltwater fish and invertebrates for the marine aquarium trade. ORA is committed to providing the modern marine aquarist healthy and attractive alternatives to wild caught specimens. ORA aquacultured species help conserve coral reefs and gives aquarium hobbyists a better chance of success.

Ultimately, ORA's goal is to provide a full range of aquacultured products that will ultimately lead to the 100% aquacultured reef aquarium. This is our commitment to help ensure the future of the hobby as well as conserve the natural reef environment.

Marshall Islands Mariculture Farm
ORA owns and operates a Giant Clam Hatchery in the Marshall Islands. The Marshall Islands Mariculture Farm (MIMF) is located on the island of Majuro. In addition to several species of Giant Clams, MIMF also produces a variety of hard and soft corals. The Marshall Islands are a long way from our Florida facility but the availability of broodstock and a site able to accommodate large aquaculture systems make this location ideal for clam production. ORA acquired the farm in late 2003, and has continuously been improving and upgrading the facility’s systems.

The clam farm operates with open flow grow-out systems in which fresh seawater is continuously pumped through. The clams are kept under shaded sunlight and are supplied supplemental nutrients for growth, color and health. Some of the most spectacular color variations of T. maxima come from the Marshall Islands. We often have turquoise, electric green and purple patterned T. maximas in stock. Occasionally we also get a few of the rare Black and White "Zebra" clams in.

Over the past several years, ORA and MIMF have expanded their local outreach in The Marshall Islands and the surrounding areas by training people to grow corals and clams for the aquarium trade. Many of the Marshall Island, or Micronesian corals we sell were grown by local families who have cages in the lagoons in front of their homes. Additionally we supply farmers with supplies to grow clams in cages. On some smaller islands, Giant Clams and Corals have grown to the number one export, beating out Copra (dried coconut meat).

(All images and content is from ORA™ directly, you can visit the new Official ORA™ website, and blog here)

Lighting:
Natural Sunlight

Tank Setup:
Commercial Vats in a Greenhouse environment.

Livestock:
"ORA is now producing the best, most diverse and healthy stony coral fragments in the aquarium industry. ORA coral frags (fragments) are well encrusted to the base on which they are grown. They are never sold until they are fully matured as individual coral colonies. Our corals are true hobbyist frags, designed to be grown-out in the home aquarium. They range in size from 2- 4 inches, and are mounted on 1/2" inch diameter plastic plugs. ORA frags are truly aquacultured specimens, 6 or 7 generations removed from the original wild colonies. No tissue or skeleton of wild brood-stock corals remain." - ORA Press Release 2008

When items are listed on the website already, they will be linked below. If there is something here you see that is Not on the website, simply Contact us, and we can get you the information and pricing.

All items listed are currently available upon request. View all ORA items listed, with prices Here

ORA™ NEW Corals

ORA™ Acropora

ORA™ Montipora

ORA™ Seriatopora

ORA™ Other Coral

ORA™ Marshall Island (Maricultured)

ORA™ Soft Coral

ORA™ NEW FISH RELEASES!!

ORA™ Clown Fish (ALL CAPTIVE BRED)

ORA™ Assesors (ALL CAPTIVE BRED)

ORA™ Blennies (ALL CAPTIVE BRED)

ORA™ Gobies (ALL CAPTIVE BRED)

ORA™ Dottybacks (ALL CAPTIVE BRED)

ORA™ Seahorses (ALL CAPTIVE BRED)

ORA™ Abalone

  • ORA™ Green Abalone (Haliotis fulgens) NLA

ORA™ Clams

ORA™ Algae and Live Feeds

(* denoted sometimes limited availability, please call for updated information on stock, or pre-ordering.)

To see full details, and information on the above pieces available on our website, simply click here for a complete listing: Here