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This section is to discuss anything Opae ula shrimp and brackish water related. e.g Nerite snails, algae etc..
 #3221  by odin
 12 May 2017 20:55
They seem to pick up on the water movement change when you move a net or ANYTHING towards them, even if your net is like 10 - 15cm away from them lol. Even the larvae are hard to catch :(
 #3230  by opae ula related
 13 May 2017 15:57

(Not my pic)

You need this much without issues catching with a net
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 #3546  by odin
 19 Jul 2017 21:31
Just an update on my part really, as soon as my 2nd larvae tank is ready to be used i can officially start selling some Opae ula on my store. The issue i have at the moment is i have to move my larvae from the tank they are born in, into a separate tank so when they become shrimp i can net them and sell them, the issue is every time i move larvae into the larvae tank with the shrimp that will be sold i cannot net any shrimp without killing or hurting larvae that are floating around in the tank too.

I have gotten around this now by having 2 larvae tanks, as one tank is full of shrimp ready to go i can now move the larvae from the big tank they are born in into the 2nd tank and keep rotating this system.
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