Aquacultured Inverts, Sponges & Gorgonians?

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Who’s currently aquaculturing a variety of:

• Photosynthetic sponges
• Photosynthetic gorgonians
• Rarer inverts
• Cleaner shrimp, etc.?

I’d love to support them and give them kudos. It’s hard to find a reliable source of these that are 100% aquacultured.
 
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Good question. ORA does a few thing (sometimes available from Live Aquaria), including one type of gorgonian. I've gotten a few captive bred organisms through my local reef club but not many. A lot of these organisms are hard to raise and the increased price makes it non-profitable. The ones I'm surprised at are the lack of photosynthetic sponges and gorgonians. I have both and mine grow well enough that I think they'd be easy to aquaculture.
 
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After some looking... Pacific East Aquaculture does seem to sell way more cultured gorgonians than the vast majority. Kudos! Very cool. And, they’ve got one species of blue/purple photosynthetic plating sponge.

So that’s one.
 

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After some looking... Pacific East Aquaculture does seem to sell way more cultured gorgonians than the vast majority. Kudos! Very cool. And, they’ve got one species of blue/purple photosynthetic plating sponge.

So that’s one.
I just got a coral order from them, was an awesome experience! Great vendor!
 
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Very happy customer of PacificEastAquaculture and marinefarmers.com.
LA just had the red plating photosynthetic sponge on sale for $20 instead of $30 (29.99)
You should be able to pick up the blue plating sponge from a number of places.
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