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04-15-2017 02:19 PM
Laika Just an update, i have since setup a Opae ula larvae tank which has around 50 babys in and my breeder tank has around 6 berried females constantly! Breeding like rabbits
03-20-2017 04:41 PM
BettaBettas
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Originally Posted by blue-sun View Post
Yeah, the Betta's are in unfiltered/heated tanks, but they do get a 100% water change weekly and they seem to be thriving so far. I have a plan to combine all my tanks and upgrade the Betta's also, I just have too many aquarium projects! I will get to them this year. First is upgrading my big cichlid tank then I'll upgrade the rest.

Agreed about needing to learn more about these shrimp, which was why I searched and found this thread. I only read the last page or 2, I still need to go back and reread the thread from the beginning.
What is your version of thriving? that is most definitely unacceptable for a fish of any kind to be in. 100 percent water changes are way to much and way to stressful for the fish! you may as well set him on the counter while you do those changes right? if you already have to many aquarium "projects" then you should consider doing much more background research on all your fish from now on, even if you claim to have done so before. upgrade the bettas to what? a 2 gallon tank? hopefully a 10 split or a 5. I wouldn't just research on peoples opinions, even on this forum. I would research such things on legitimate articles about a specific shrimp or fish. You may want to search, "how to care for bettas" and click the 2nd to 3rd suggestion on Google.
Bettas cannot thrive in what you are describing btw, because they have a tail that's red (or some color) doesn't mean they are "enjoying life and are thriving!"
03-20-2017 04:01 PM
blue-sun
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No, that is not the point of these shrimp. also would like to add, bettas cannot successfully live in a 2 gallon, anything 5 gallons and under. It is extremely unhealthy for them no matter the parameters. They prefer elbow room which most people don't understand and think they can shove it in an unheated unfiltered bowl. Which you have prob. done, I recommend you not turning to shrimp just yet as you still have much to learn about the fish themselves, shrimp themselves, and the nitrogen cycle.
Yeah, the Betta's are in unfiltered/heated tanks, but they do get a 100% water change weekly and they seem to be thriving so far. I have a plan to combine all my tanks and upgrade the Betta's also, I just have too many aquarium projects! I will get to them this year. First is upgrading my big cichlid tank then I'll upgrade the rest.

Agreed about needing to learn more about these shrimp, which was why I searched and found this thread. I only read the last page or 2, I still need to go back and reread the thread from the beginning.

In my limited research last week, I did find this site and I read thru most of it:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2...9qZGCOn92wc&e=

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Housing shrimp in a nano tank is much different than housing a betta in a nano tank. Bettas are hardy fish... Small tanks are much more likely to crash than a larger tank is. Shrimp are more sensitive to changes in water parameters, although it's from my understanding that Opae Ula are rather hardy shrimp. (especially judging on the poor nano aquariums that these shrimp are sold in, and the shrimp often end up living shortened lives because of it...)


If you haven't kept shrimp before, please start with at least a 10 gallon tank!


Common Myths and Problems Regarding Nano Reef Tanks | RateMyFishTank.com
I have kept shrimp before, I had some CRS that I got a couple years ago, a few of them even bred. I have had ghost shrimp before too and they bred as well.

I will look into finding 10 gallon tanks next time the LFS does their $1/gallon sale and upgrade the Betta's to 10's and put shrimp in a 10.

I'm definitely going to spend more time back-reading this thread to learn as much as I can before I make a purchase. Thanks all!
03-20-2017 03:19 PM
Zoidburg
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Originally Posted by blue-sun View Post
I currently have 6 tanks running in the house, including 2 or 3 what I call Nano tanks, a 2 gallon tank with a betta and a 1 gallon bowl with a betta and then I've got a 5 gallon grow out tank for some cichlid fry that I've got.

I thought the whole point of these shrimp was to get the tank cycled/set up and then top if off as water evaporates, not a whole lot of maintenance?

I'm in the process of upgrading my big tank, so once that's done (still need to find the replacement tank) I might just use the 5 Gallon grow out tank that I've got.
Housing shrimp in a nano tank is much different than housing a betta in a nano tank. Bettas are hardy fish... Small tanks are much more likely to crash than a larger tank is. Shrimp are more sensitive to changes in water parameters, although it's from my understanding that Opae Ula are rather hardy shrimp. (especially judging on the poor nano aquariums that these shrimp are sold in, and the shrimp often end up living shortened lives because of it...)


If you haven't kept shrimp before, please start with at least a 10 gallon tank!


Common Myths and Problems Regarding Nano Reef Tanks | RateMyFishTank.com
03-20-2017 02:50 PM
BettaBettas
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Originally Posted by blue-sun View Post
I currently have 6 tanks running in the house, including 2 or 3 what I call Nano tanks, a 2 gallon tank with a betta and a 1 gallon bowl with a betta and then I've got a 5 gallon grow out tank for some cichlid fry that I've got.

I thought the whole point of these shrimp was to get the tank cycled/set up and then top if off as water evaporates, not a whole lot of maintenance?

I'm in the process of upgrading my big tank, so once that's done (still need to find the replacement tank) I might just use the 5 Gallon grow out tank that I've got.
No, that is not the point of these shrimp. also would like to add, bettas cannot successfully live in a 2 gallon, anything 5 gallons and under. It is extremely unhealthy for them no matter the parameters. They prefer elbow room which most people don't understand and think they can shove it in an unheated unfiltered bowl. Which you have prob. done, I recommend you not turning to shrimp just yet as you still have much to learn about the fish themselves, shrimp themselves, and the nitrogen cycle.
03-20-2017 02:41 PM
blue-sun
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Originally Posted by Zoidburg View Post
I don't know what your experience is with nano tanks, but I'd recommend starting with a 10 gallon first. More stable and easier to take care of.


Although most shrimp only live 1-2 years, amanos 10+ years, these little guys could live for 15-20+ years!
I currently have 6 tanks running in the house, including 2 or 3 what I call Nano tanks, a 2 gallon tank with a betta and a 1 gallon bowl with a betta and then I've got a 5 gallon grow out tank for some cichlid fry that I've got.

I thought the whole point of these shrimp was to get the tank cycled/set up and then top if off as water evaporates, not a whole lot of maintenance?

I'm in the process of upgrading my big tank, so once that's done (still need to find the replacement tank) I might just use the 5 Gallon grow out tank that I've got.
03-17-2017 08:59 PM
Yukiharu https://www.petshrimp.com/supershrimp/
Mustafa sells the ones he breeds here.
03-17-2017 08:17 PM
Zoidburg
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Originally Posted by blue-sun View Post
I recently "discovered' these and I'm very intersted in getting a tank set up! I found them via a craigslist ad in my area, so I'm probably going to set up a 2.5G tank soon and get some. Glad there's a thread here for these! I'll update it once I get mine set up and the shrimp purchased (probably a month or 2 away, since I'll need to get the tank, salt and cycle it before I put the shrimp in there.

I don't know what your experience is with nano tanks, but I'd recommend starting with a 10 gallon first. More stable and easier to take care of.


Although most shrimp only live 1-2 years, amanos 10+ years, these little guys could live for 15-20+ years!
03-17-2017 07:34 PM
GrampsGrunge Not sure if this poster is still looking but I think these folks are selling, pretty sure these are the same sellers this thread's OP purchased from.

Hawaii Opae Ula, Volcano Red Shrimp, Hawaiian red shrimp, Microlobsters, Micro-lobsters, rare Hawaiian red shrimp
03-17-2017 07:25 PM
blue-sun I recently "discovered' these and I'm very intersted in getting a tank set up! I found them via a craigslist ad in my area, so I'm probably going to set up a 2.5G tank soon and get some. Glad there's a thread here for these! I'll update it once I get mine set up and the shrimp purchased (probably a month or 2 away, since I'll need to get the tank, salt and cycle it before I put the shrimp in there.
02-25-2017 11:09 AM
Laika Ive got around 5 berried shrimp at the moment, not bad for the colder part of the year

11-20-2016 06:45 PM
Buce Sorry if you've already answered this, but im looking to start a opae ula tank and was wondering if you could give me the seller's details\
Thanks
11-20-2016 06:14 PM
Laika

One of mine about to release some larvae
09-08-2016 02:06 AM
Matuva Several on ebay, you might even have sellers in your area.
Other than that, theses shrimps come from Hawaii
09-07-2016 11:49 PM
Tyrone Where do you guys get these shrimp?


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