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post #586 of 742 (permalink) Old 04-27-2013, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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One of the over 20 opae ula shrimplets this morning :


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post #587 of 742 (permalink) Old 04-30-2013, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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This morning...
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post #588 of 742 (permalink) Old 05-23-2013, 10:38 PM
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Update?

If my cardinal tank does well, then these guys are almost certainly #2 on my list. It's a shame they take so long to reproduce.
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post #589 of 742 (permalink) Old 05-23-2013, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Destroyer,

They don't take long at all. Within two months I had berried opae ula. Now days there's always berried opae!

The larva are very interesting to observe for the first two or three weeks are they drift head-down in the tanks. Then they settle, getting lost (at least in my tanks) in the bustle.

One day I'll try some cardinals!

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Hi Rob,
Very cool journal!

Do you have any water flow in the tank with the babies? I've read that they need relatively still conditions.

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post #591 of 742 (permalink) Old 05-25-2013, 04:23 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Lex,

There are small HOB filters on two of my three opae ula tanks. There is water movement, but not a whole lot. The intakes are covered with sponges which hang directly under the "waterfall" from the filters. The shrimp pick goodies off the sponges, even under direct water movement.

There are larva in all of the tanks. Once settled, though, I rarely see them.

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once my cardinal tank is doing well i think i also will try these guys
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post #593 of 742 (permalink) Old 05-25-2013, 04:48 AM Thread Starter
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Imsyu,

These have turned out to be the hardiest and easiest shrimp to keep, by far. :-)

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can you give me the website you went to, to get them?
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post #595 of 742 (permalink) Old 05-25-2013, 06:03 AM Thread Starter
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Sure... I'm pm you. :-)

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I'm also wondering the website you bought it from, would you mind if you pm me?
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I'm ALSO interested in knowing, lol. :P

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For all of those out there that believe (for whatever reason) that Opae Ula need to live in dead unfiltered unfed tanks let me prove to you otherwise...

I just completed a partial water change in my original Opae Ula tank. The Bookshelf. It had become quite overgrown with chaeto and other algae. After removing at least two cups of chaeto and doing a 10 percent water change the following showed up:

A settled larvae, eating as the adults do. After a few minutes of close observation another six swam past.
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The person I bought opae ula shrimps from convinced me that I need to use distilled water. Do I really have to? Can't I just use Prime with tap water? o.o
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