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Old 01-02-2013, 01:08 AM   #151
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These are Hawaiian Red Shrimp. Live in brackish water. About a 1/2 inch long.

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Old 01-02-2013, 01:11 AM   #152
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The 10 gallon opae ula tank, now with about 30 shrimp, well hidden.


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good stuff Rob are those all offspring?
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:42 PM   #154
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No, I purchased all of these. There was at least one larva in one of the shipments, though. Grew up really fast, now is settled and lost in the vast herd.

Opae Ula, so I've been told, live for up to 20 years, so are slow to breed. I spoke with one of the opae sellers who has about 300 of these in a 29 gallon tank. At the most she'll have two berried females, she said.

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Old 01-03-2013, 02:09 AM   #155
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The 10 gallon Opae tank tonight after a bit of a clean up:
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The 6.6 gallon Bookshelf Opae tank tonight... after a crop thinning:
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Wow thats a test in patience. Im antsy if I dont see berries within a month lol
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Not as much hair algae as I thought... shame the tank is plastic. Is difficult getting the algae off the front glass.

Both chaeto and the opae herd have been thinned. Still a bit of a population going on:
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Wow thats a test in patience. Im antsy if I dont see berries within a month lol
LOL! I do with my other shrimp. A huge grouping here, lots to watch, and no real rush in selling any.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:00 AM   #160
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Ummm... Just noticed bunches of tiny white free swimming somethings in the bookshelf tank. Look a bit like brine shrimp naupalii. May be copepods or, if I'm too lucky, Opae larva:



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Mine too. Wonder how many were in the chaeto that I just put in the dumpster? Lol.

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congrats (hopefully) on the offspring!

Love the salt water tank look that you've setup for these guys. Do you know if any kind of anemones could be added? (just setup my second 'tank' -a vase really- and already want a third!)
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:51 AM   #164
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Good question about anemones. There is one tiny one that sprouted out of one of the live rocks, so I guess the answer is yes. Don't know if there are any ornamental types that'll thrive in brackish, though. A number of macro algae (seaweeds) are compatible. I have several in other containers acclimating at the moment. Decided a while back these tanks should be planted since this is The Planted Tank forum. :-)

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Old 01-03-2013, 03:19 PM   #165
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A new pic or two...



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