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Old 03-27-2013, 11:20 AM   #556
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Hi!

I love my opae. :-)

Mine are only shy in the newest "un-everything" tank. There's literally no water movement in this tank, no food, no water changes. No nothing. In fact this tank has a glass lid under the fluorescent lighting so there's almost no evaporation, so after all this time there's been no reason for a water top off. There's also no shrimp, it seems. Well, maybe two or three at the most, and there should be nearly 25 of them swimming around. This set up is the standard or typical that most opae ula keepers have. And I don't like it. If it continues like this my experiment will end and I'll start feeding, filtering and water changing it.

So... As you're probably aware I have filters on the other tanks. In these tanks the opae are fed every other day a very small amount of food. In these tanks the opae act like all of my other shrimp, swimming and walking around looking for food. Never shy and only "hiding" if they're looking for food behind the live rocks. Always hungry. I perform water changes in these tanks about once a month.

Good luck with your new shrimpies... I look forward to hearing from you again. Maybe with a picture or two!
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Hi!

I love my opae. :-)

Mine are only shy in the newest "un-everything" tank. There's literally no water movement in this tank, no food, no water changes. No nothing. In fact this tank has a glass lid under the fluorescent lighting so there's almost no evaporation, so after all this time there's been no reason for a water top off. There's also no shrimp, it seems. Well, maybe two or three at the most, and there should be nearly 25 of them swimming around. This set up is the standard or typical that most opae ula keepers have. And I don't like it. If it continues like this my experiment will end and I'll start feeding, filtering and water changing it.

So... As you're probably aware I have filters on the other tanks. In these tanks the opae are fed every other day a very small amount of food. In these tanks the opae act like all of my other shrimp, swimming and walking around looking for food. Never shy and only "hiding" if they're looking for food behind the live rocks. Always hungry. I perform water changes in these tanks about once a month.

Good luck with your new shrimpies... I look forward to hearing from you again. Maybe with a picture or two!
Thanks for those informations. I asked my vendor and he seem to feed hers twice a week. I'll see if they change their behavior when I drop a CrustaGran in.

My tank has food inside (or should have , no mechanical filter and a lid to minimize evaporation. I'll probably open a new thread of mine when I see it runs OK ; to not wreck yours Since then, I uploaded some pictures here.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:06 PM   #558
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Just a small bit of food will do it.

Your tank is beautiful!

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Your tank is beautiful!
Thanks a lot!
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:45 PM   #560
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Rob, have you bred to see if the white Ulas are genetic?
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Not really. They're so slow to breed that I'm happy to get any shrimplets regardless of color.

White is a common color amongst the opae ula, as is pink. If I were to selectively breed them, I think I'd aim for the beautiful orange or brilliant vermillion that some of mine exhibit. :-)

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Old 03-29-2013, 01:19 AM   #562
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Good and completely unexpected news in the filtered, fed and water changed 10 gallon tank.

An opae ula released larvae today. I didn't even know there was one nearing "full term".

There's at least five baby opae swimming. Could be lots more, so many hiding places.
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The tank.
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A closeup of one of the larva.
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Among the macro algae.
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Could you post a shots of the different colors you have? Not owning these, I think the colors sound fascinating.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:35 AM   #567
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Hummmm... I answered this earlier and it didn't post.

I will try to get some pictures of the various colors this weekend. They vary from nearly transparent to brilliant red. Solid orange among my favorites.

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A closeup of one of the larvae.
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I have no idea how you even got that shot!
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