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Old 04-27-2013, 03:52 AM   #16
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What kind of moss is that? I've heard java will grow great in brackish
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:57 AM   #17
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its not moss, its chaetomorpha marco algae. its kinda like our hair algae, lol.
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:58 AM   #18
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Looking great! Congrats!!!
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:13 AM   #19
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lol

This is what it looks like right now =D the sand hasn't completely settle so still tiny bit cloudy =D

I brought 20 opae ulae, he gave me 31! =D

But they are all whitish =< either too young or stressed or he only has the white color one =<
bought 10 oebt for $61 but he gave me 16 haha.
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:28 AM   #20
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bought 10 oebt for $61 but he gave me 16 haha.
GO HAVE BABIESSSS =< lol
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:36 AM   #21
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Is there a specific reason for the lava rock? Just curious...
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:19 PM   #22
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oh they are volcano shrimps, pretty much in their natural habitat all there is, is lava rocks and algae.

almost all premade ecosphere only have lava rocks. and lava rocks are pretty =D
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They look ugly to me haha. I'd just use a nice live rock or 2 for the middle. What light are you using for the rock? I'm going to UA in a bit. Text me if you want me to grab you anything :-)
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hmm, i like the color contrast lol. A bit of red is good for all scapes!!
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Any new updates yet? Pix of these little critters?
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:32 AM   #26
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Hi Aluka,

I have quite a bit of experience with Opae Ula. I have two tanks with hob filters, and one 10 gallon with nothing but sand and lava rock. All three tanks have chaetomorpha and one also has caulerpa macro algae. The two with hob filters also have live rock.

The Opae are breeding in all three tanks.

For details see my Opae Ula thread. You'll find a link to it below in my signature line.

I paid about a dollar each for my opae. Most bred in Texas.

Yours, more than likely, will stay white. I have literally hundreds of these shrimp, their colors range from nearly transparent to brilliant red.

Nice having another Opae Ula keeper!

I'll be watching this thread!

Good luck!

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Hi Aluka,

I have quite a bit of experience with Opae Ula. I have two tanks with hob filters, and one 10 gallon with nothing but sand and lava rock. All three tanks have chaetomorpha and one also has caulerpa macro algae. The two with hob filters also have live rock.

The Opae are breeding in all three tanks.

For details see my Opae Ula thread. You'll find a link to it below in my signature line.

I paid about a dollar each for my opae. Most bred in Texas.

Yours, more than likely, will stay white. I have literally hundreds of these shrimp, their colors range from nearly transparent to brilliant red.

Nice having another Opae Ula keeper!

I'll be watching this thread!

Good luck!

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You thread was totally the reason why i got them! And grats on the babies!!! =D

I brought mine from the guy from texas too, his name is ark I believe. I paid 29 + shipping for 20, he sent me 31 and a big clump of hair algae =D

So far they have colored up a bit. They range from milky white to transparent, to pink, orange, sakura red (cherry grading system). There is one that has quickly became my favorite. He looks like a rili! red head and red tail with a transparent middle!

do you water change? or feed them? I plan on changing their water every few months and feeding them once a week, i hope they would breed in my bowl too =D!

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Old 04-28-2013, 09:06 PM   #28
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Yup, I've bought many of my Opae ula from Ark. He's very good. Sent me my first berried female back in January, received my first larvae from him, as well.

I do feed my opae in the bookshelf tank. Every morning they receive a flake of red enhancing fish food, then every other day I put a small piece of shrimp food (whatever I'm feeding my freshwater shrimp that day) in their tank.

I do monthly 10% water changes in the Bookshelf tank as well as in the original 10 gallon tank.

I do not feed, filter or do water changes in the newest 10 gallon tank. Trying the ecosphere sort of thing in it. This is the tank with the newly hatched opae ula. I transferred their berried mother from the other 10 gallon tank a month or so ago.
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I spotted 3 berried opae ula!! =D!!!!!

i totally neglected it ... the last few months =(...... Haven't top off in weeks.. haven't feed in months =( (i'm a bad shrimper.... i moved the tank to the top of my rack and....... its too high for me to reach...)


so excited!!
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