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 #3671  by Beano
 09 Aug 2017 05:47
Odin, Thanks for the information about moving to the bigger tank. I stay in Singapore. This is the local shop I saw the Lohena.https://www.crshaven.com/ They haven't succeeded in breeding in their tank either. If I decide to get the lohena, I'd probably get it from shrimpmart as they sell them at a cheaper price
 #3672  by odin
 09 Aug 2017 06:12
Good idea, shrimpmart is very good.


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 #3751  by odin
 17 Aug 2017 21:24
Feeding time! sorry for the camera shaking, i have uploaded the same video with stability option if the first one makes you feel sea sick!



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 #3763  by odin
 18 Aug 2017 19:28
Well i was suppose to move house the other month but that fell through but we are still going to be moving soon, after that i will try and get a new tank setup and experiment a bit with this species of shrimp.
 #3800  by Beano
 30 Aug 2017 18:45
Hi Odin, I got myself 6 alphas and have set them up in a 10litre tank(no filter). :smile: I am thinking of feeding them spirulina powder. How often can I feed them without fouling the water?

Are you able to tell the gender? I notice some have bigger claws
 #3801  by odin
 30 Aug 2017 19:29
Thats awsome man! They are so much fun to watch and they always seem to chase each other and make each other jump around when they come face to face with each other lol :smile:

I feed my tank once a week and feed them like 3 - 4 fish flakes, i would probably take 1 to 2 large flakes (broken up but not powdered) and drop that in the tank and make sure it sinks to the bottom. I have seen mine eating at the algae thats grown on the waters surface but its very rare, probably because they have fish food flakes to eat. I'm not sure how well they will pick up algae powder with their large claws to be honest.
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 #3802  by Beano
 30 Aug 2017 19:42
Yeah, they seem territorial. I see the larger ones chase away the smaller ones of the peak of the larva rock. :grin3: Do you know how to tell a male from a female?
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 #3803  by odin
 30 Aug 2017 19:44
Unfortunately i don't, they seem to become berried a lot more frequently compared to Opae ula shrimp so you will get a good idea in the following weeks/months! Keep us all updated on your progress and take some photos!
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