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 #3832  by Beano
 05 Sep 2017 11:56
if we are able to avoid the larva being eaten. That's 50% of the breeding problem solved. :smile: I like the opae ula related's idea of moving the berries shrimp to a separate tank. But I think you still need to get a vossen larva trap unless we are sure the mother shrimp doesn't eat her own young. If she lays them in the night, the larvae will "disappear" again if she does eat her young. :omg:
 #3834  by opae ula related
 05 Sep 2017 15:45
Yeah "if" they eat there young. This all sounds familiar, I think we discussed this in the past. In the natural setting, they are released in the lava tubes near the ocean and they have to find their way there to survive.
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 #3835  by opae ula related
 05 Sep 2017 15:45
Best guess if that the mother dont eat there young but other lohena in the tank do. They all will eat including the mother if the larva are dead, just like opae ula.
 #3849  by Beano
 07 Sep 2017 05:02
I am going to set up another tank to place the berried lohena alone. I am thinking of just having cycled water, a few nugget sized coral and marimo balls in thre tank without any substrate. Would such a tank process the ammonia without the substrate? I read the beneficial bacteria mainly stays in the substrate
 #3852  by odin
 07 Sep 2017 20:39
opae ula related wrote:https://www.auburn.edu/~santosr/pdf/Rus ... vdBiol.pdf

Interesting read
Great share! I have saved and uploaded it to my server for preservation!

opae_pdf/Russetal2010RevdBiol.pdf

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 #3975  by Beano
 29 Oct 2017 02:43
Over the past few weeks i have had 4 berried alphas and unfortunately, all 4 groups of larvae died within a week. Not sure what they need to eat. I tried full saltwater salinity and brackish water. Feed them planktonic food, spirulina powder. One of the berried alpha's laid the larvae last night, I am now trying a japanese feed that increases micro organisms in the tank which supposedly is eaten by shrimp larvae.

Odin, any luck on your end raising the larvae?
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