Aquacultured Inverts, Sponges & Gorgonians?

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  1. ReefInskeep

    ReefInskeep Active Member CIRS Member

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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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    ThunderGoose Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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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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    ReefInskeep Active Member CIRS Member

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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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    Gareth elliott Read, Tinker, Fail, Learn R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor NJRC Member

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  5. ReefInskeep

    ReefInskeep Active Member CIRS Member

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    Bumpity bump bump
     
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    norfolkgarden Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019

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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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