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07-27-2016 11:26 AM
brutalhoney
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My opae'ula spend a huge majority of their time hiding in various nooks and crannies of my holey rocks; I think they like to hide. If I want to see more, I put in a tiny chip of algae wafer - they normally have plenty of stuff to graze on around the tank but like the wafers as a treat. I use a turkey baster to remove the leftovers after a couple hours.

I do notice that, if I shine a light on the tank at night, there are normally some swimming around. I'm thinking of getting a dimmer light for them...the one I have now is strong.

(Any other tips for getting them to come out and play during the day are welcome - though there are only 17 in a 5g tank, so it might just be a numbers game. I've seen at least three or four berried females in the past couple weeks, so maybe that number will increase soon!)


Kya,

That's good to hear that hiding comes naturally to them! I was beginning to think I may have done something wrong because the first few days of having them they were swimming around and going everywhere! It was quite cute and now I'm lucky if I see 4-5 of the 12 swimming about for a quick bit.

Yes, any tips would be appreciated.


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07-27-2016 02:20 AM
Kya My opae'ula spend a huge majority of their time hiding in various nooks and crannies of my holey rocks; I think they like to hide. If I want to see more, I put in a tiny chip of algae wafer - they normally have plenty of stuff to graze on around the tank but like the wafers as a treat. I use a turkey baster to remove the leftovers after a couple hours.

I do notice that, if I shine a light on the tank at night, there are normally some swimming around. I'm thinking of getting a dimmer light for them...the one I have now is strong.

(Any other tips for getting them to come out and play during the day are welcome - though there are only 17 in a 5g tank, so it might just be a numbers game. I've seen at least three or four berried females in the past couple weeks, so maybe that number will increase soon!)
07-27-2016 01:48 AM
brutalhoney I was wondering if opae ula hide in tanks that have lots of hiding spots or do they prefer open areas? My tank has lots of hiding spaces and I rarely get to see the shrimp just hanging out.


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06-07-2016 09:28 PM
kinzo
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No, it won't hurt the shrimp.
Get a salt water nerite and it'll eat all that stuff up, might want to acclimate it to brackish first tho..
06-07-2016 09:24 PM
Laika
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are these brown algae gona kill my opae ula ?



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No, it won't hurt the shrimp.
06-04-2016 06:58 AM
sengyeh91 are these brown algae gona kill my opae ula ?



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04-21-2016 08:24 PM
Laika Ive started putting a dedicated website and forum for the Opae ula shrimp together if anyone wants to know more about them.

www.opaeula.co.uk
02-23-2016 04:57 PM
Opae Ula Related
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Hi,

Just discovered this thread and Planted Tank. Great stuff!

I discovered Opae Ula when they were sold at Sharper Image in those Ecospheres a long time ago. I didn't purchase though but discovered it again in Hawaii 2 summers ago and did purchase some. I don't have a thread or site but started a video "library". Last thread post was Nov. 2015, hope this thread is not "dead".

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ3...LtwYXENGwcGXOQ
11-20-2015 10:21 AM
Matuva Marimo ball moss does fine in my brakish tank, and my Opae like it
11-16-2015 07:41 AM
Laika
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anyway knowing that opae ula lives in pH 7.5 and above. is there any soil or substrate that can allow growing of plants too? alot suggestions were sand. but I want to do a plant carpet. any suggestions?

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These guys live in brackish water, you will be lucky to find any plants that thrive in it.
10-22-2015 11:19 AM
sengyeh91 anyway knowing that opae ula lives in pH 7.5 and above. is there any soil or substrate that can allow growing of plants too? alot suggestions were sand. but I want to do a plant carpet. any suggestions?

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10-09-2015 07:18 AM
Rob in Puyallup Hi all. I've not been around awhile... It's good seeing that others are showing interest in opae ula.

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10-09-2015 06:08 AM
WaterLife Since this thread has been bumped back up I might as well ask. Roy, if you have any Opae Ula for sale, let me know! I'm local.
10-09-2015 05:05 AM
sengyeh91 the forum here has much better information than what I googled myself. thanks for the wonderful information and updates!

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07-28-2015 05:58 PM
Laika sellers over here in the UK have around 1.018 - 1.020 sg for breeding results. Not sure if thats good for them or not?
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