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 #301  by opae ula related
 07 May 2016 01:30
odin wrote:Do they require a higher SG to survive?
I am currently running an experiment with 3 opae ula's that are a few months old in the Alpha tank. See if any are missing later. :sick:
 #302  by odin
 07 May 2016 07:43
No I've not heard of anyone having success yet, its a shame really. Id be willing to have a go though.
 #461  by Ann
 29 May 2016 03:31
Recent events in my life reminded me that you don't live forever. As much as I want a ten gallon tank full of Opae Ula, I think that would be very selfish. Who is going to take hundreds of shrimp if I go to that big aquarium in the sky? I decided to get a two gallon see through cookie jar. I found a place that sell Opaes in threes. This would make a much more manageable setup to pass down. I intend to follow all setting up and care rules. I'm can still enjoy the little guys.
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 #859  by Halocaridina
 08 Jul 2016 13:57
I found this thread about someone's attempt to breed pistol shrimp (Alpheidae, same family as Metabetaeus) with pictures:
http://www.marinebreeder.org/forums/vie ... ab61efedf7

The person ultimately failed, but he managed to get them to molt a few times and survive 13 days. Given pistol shrimp are readily available to marine aquarists, I think looking up attempts to breed them is the best way to figure out how to breed M. lohena, if it is possible.
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 #860  by odin
 08 Jul 2016 14:22
Nice find, its a shame when it doesnt go to plan :cry: Thanks for the read.
 #861  by opae ula related
 08 Jul 2016 18:57
Yes, nice find! Interesting it also having the "spear" of Metabetaeus. Doesn't sound like they were fed and died after the yolk sac was used up.
 #863  by opae ula related
 11 Jul 2016 22:28
Interesting! Too bad the thread stop in 2014 and did not continue.
Also Interesting they change 100% of the water.
 #2979  by AdeDunn
 05 Apr 2017 12:19
Figured I'd post a quick hello, having signed up earlier. I've been lurking for a few days after realising that the little 17 litre tank, previously considered useless, would be good for keeping Opae'ula in. :wink:

I don't have any yet, just a big palludarium with dream blue Neocaridina davidi + Spixi apple snails, and a 30 litre tank with CRS, CBS and Thai micro crabs. Started work on the 17l though, so will start a journal soon.

 #2980  by odin
 05 Apr 2017 14:01
Welcome aboard @AdeDunn ! If you have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to ask away, everyone here is very knowledgeable and are very friendly. I see you are not new to shrimp keeping so I doubt you will have any issues keeping these little guys. :sidesmile:
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