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Old 02-16-2013, 05:34 PM   #496
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Opae Ula, Hawaiian Red Shrimp, SuperShrimp, whatever...


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Old 02-16-2013, 05:36 PM   #497
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How he appears without the closeup :
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:05 AM   #498
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Ken, Here's a couple shots of the white opae ula. One is riding with a tankmate on a Malaysian Trumpet Snail which is slurping single cell algae from the water's under surface.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:38 AM   #499
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Thank you Rob. The second picture was just what I was looking for. If it is a female there would be no way you could miss developing egg in her ovaries.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:44 AM   #500
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Will try to keep an eye on him/her/it/them. Would be nice to discover an easy way to sex these critters.

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Old 02-17-2013, 04:14 AM   #501
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Well... Look who I found. She's still carrying young:


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Old 02-17-2013, 04:15 AM   #502
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And just below the new mother is her sister working towards her birth day:

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Old 02-17-2013, 04:55 AM   #503
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Dinner prepared by snail. Yum!
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:59 AM   #504
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It's dark. I did your trick, Ken. A pen light at the top corner of the tank and within a few minutes this showed up:
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:28 PM   #505
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(Notice the cyclop, too. Lol!)

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These are awesome little shrimp... I've really enjoyed reading through this thread.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:04 PM   #507
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Thanks.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:30 AM   #508
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In amongst the opae ula, both new and old is this odd something. I first noticed it in the tank over a week ago, was gone for the past few days, then suddenly showed up today. Hard telling if it's drifting in the "current" or if it's moving itself.

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Old 02-18-2013, 01:32 AM   #509
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Bubbles.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:38 AM   #510
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That is an AMAZING picture!
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