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post #286 of 748 (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 07:14 PM
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The Mud crabs I have are really small. Not sure how big the Opea are, but when I measured one of the crabs it was like 2-3 cm. That is a great idea about the mixing of the two in a brackish tank tho. I might try it in a 5 gallon since i wanted to try another tank with crabs in brackish conditions.

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Re: Opae Ula, Hawaiian Red Shrimp, SuperShrimp, whatever...

How big is that in inches? Lol!

Opae Ula might measure a half inch.

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I think about an inch. I think the crabs would run away from the Shrimp just based on what I have seen so far.

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Opae Ula, Hawaiian Red Shrimp, SuperShrimp, whatever...

I'm probably getting some, but I'm definitely waiting on Doug's testing!

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Re: Opae Ula, Hawaiian Red Shrimp, SuperShrimp, whatever...

Fresh water micro spider crab today.

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Is that the Thai micro crab Or Rhithropanopeus harrisii?

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Doug if you get the mud crabs to breed I would be happy to trade some Opae for mud crab. As a matter of fact I will send you some Opae in spring time so you can experiment. What I have read about the crabs is there are four larvael stages and a mega? stage. Last only about ten to fifteen days then baby crabs.
The larvae can be fed newly hatched brine shrimp. Sounds doable. The larvae maybe difficult to catch as they may avoid light. Keeps them from being washed out to sea during tides.
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post #293 of 748 (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 11:40 PM
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Sorry to break it to ya but the petco bookshelf tank is for freshwater setups not saltwater. I had a friend try to do a saltwater set up in one and it didn't end well because the material it is made of will allow coralline algae to grow on it, and it is impossible to remove without scratching the tank. Hence why it says "freshwater use only" on the box.

please check out my 5x nano tank setup:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=191287

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I doubt I will be able to do all that. Unfortunately my work schedule during the week keeps me from home around 11-14 hours a day. Then when I get home still have to do the normal upkeep and cooking for lunch, dinner etc.

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Sorry to break it to ya but the petco bookshelf tank is for freshwater setups not saltwater. I forget why but I had a friend try to do a saltwater set up in one and it didn't end well.

What happened? Did the saltwater corrode the tank?

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Don't know...

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Hmmm I would think its Thai they have been around longer as far as I know. I could be wrong, but the ones I have are more Stocky and less spiderish looking. It would be great to get a closer picture and post it in my thread to compare the two. My original intent for the tank was for Thai micro crabs.

Mud Crabs Have Arrived ,Rropanopeus harrisii, Now with Eggs

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Did they only have the one left? I assume they couldn't tell you anything about it.

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Will post a closeup pic later

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Re: Opae Ula, Hawaiian Red Shrimp, SuperShrimp, whatever...

They had a herd of them. I bought three.

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