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post #421 of 748 (permalink) Old 02-09-2013, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, Albert. It's been interesting and fun. :-)

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I'm looking forward too, Doug. Is nice having other opae keepers out there!

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Rob any pictures of your larvae? How many are there? Originally you only had one patch of red algae. Are there more little colonies growing?
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Re: Opae Ula, Hawaiian Red Shrimp, SuperShrimp, whatever...

Hi Ken,
It's been awhile since I've seen any larvae. I'm hopeful that they've found comfortable hiding spots in the chaeto or something. I have little personal experience with them, but I do remember those that I received from Texas spent a fair bit of time resting on the tank walls or on the live rock. Is that typical, or do they do that head down swimming for a number of days before resting?

In regards to the red macro algae. There are a number of them sprouting out of the same live rock. There is another red algae growing as well, and can be seen in some of the photos. This one looks like little puffs of pink cotton. It's especially happy growing on the sponge filters.

There's also some green macro that looks a bit like chaeto, only it's straight and grows directly out of the rock. Some hair algae growing as well. Seems I find different flora and fauna every several days.

Still have the mini tube worm and lots of cyclops looking things hanging around, too.
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What you can try to do to find larvae is if you are an early riser and it is dark. No room lighting either. Take a pen light or similar low light and place it near the top corner of your tank. The larvae are light sensitive and will be attracted to it. Within a very few minutes the larvae will be in that corner. Maybe too dark for pictures but seeing them should give you piece of mind. If this is too much trouble look for the larvae from the side of the tank. For whatever reason I can find them easier. Finally you could look near the substrate. If they are not in the water column they sometimes 'hide' mm from the bottom.
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Thanks Ken... I'll give your methods a try.
I'll be up long after "lights out" so will have the opportunity to do the pen light trick, too. :-)

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Rob here is night picture. Poor quality but you can see the larvae.
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About how old are they, Ken?

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Very difficult to say. I had a number of shrimp releasing larvae over the past couple weeks. Also I cannot distinguish between a two day old or a ten day old.
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Lol! Will be watching for mine!

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I was going to read through the entire thread but got lazy what temp are your tanks.

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Cool Cool. Is there anything I can do to promote algae growth.

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While waiting for shrimplets in the dark some adults showed up:
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