ORA Debuts Aquacultured Angelfishes
21 Oct, 2019
ORA is pleased to announce our first two species of aquacultured angelfish! While our available inventory on these species is very limited, we are anticipating small but consistent supplies of both the ORA Cherub (Centropyge argi) and ORA Coral Beauty Angelfish (Centropyge bispinosa), hopefully around the middle of next year.
These two species are immensely popular in the marine hobby for their small sizes, stunning coloration, and hardy temperaments. We raise our aquacultured angelfish on a diet of nutritious, high-quality pellets, which makes their transition to your home aquarium smooth.
About ORA Cherubs
This popular, hardy member of the Pygmy Angelfish family is one of the best species to keep in the home aquarium. Staying small, no more than 3 inches (7.6 cm) at maturity, these colorful little fish dazzle with brilliant blue bodies and golden yellow faces. They tend to be rather cryptic, darting in and out of live rock as they forage. Regarded as reef safe with caution, they’re not known to be particularly irritating to corals or clams. Our captive-bred specimens are raised exclusively on a diet of pellets after being weaned off live zooplankton. It’s best to keep the ORA Cherub Angelfish singly, or in pairs only in tanks larger than 75 gallons.
About ORA Coral Beauties
This little hobbyist favorite has been winning over aquarists since the we first introduced it. The ORA Coral Beauty is a captive-bred example of the high orange color variant. This variety has a glowing orange body with deep purple margins. Electric blue outlines the edges of the fins to produce a truly stunning example of the Pygmy Angelfish family. Reaching max sizes of about 4”, these fish have been known to nip at corals and clams, so adding them to a reef system should be done with caution. They do appreciate marine aquariums with plenty of rockwork on which to forage and hide.
They are easy to feed–they enjoy a pelletized diet here at ORA, made up of marine algae and other quality meaty ingredients.