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Share photos and videos of your Opae ula setups, plus keep logs or journals for others to read.
 #2089  by Bat
 08 Nov 2016 19:09
Good afternoon, opaeulalovers!

I'm Bat, from Barcelona, Catalonia, (Spain). First question: excuse me my poor english. I promise to improve, hohoh.

I have some experience with non-vertebrates: neocaridina, atyaephyra, crayfish, snails... but this is my first attempt with opae ula. In my country are unknown, except in ecosphere. In fact my opaeula came from Germany, impossible buy here.

It´s a 20 liter aquarium, simple mounting: silica sand and volcano rocks, crushed seashells to keep PH high. Twenty babies. No filter, no heather.

Congrats for this great forum. I try to hang some pic.

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 #2090  by odin
 08 Nov 2016 19:15
Welcome to the Opae ula forums Bat! Hope you find this forum useful and fun to use :happy: :lol:
I can agree with you about being hard to find, here too in the UK they seem very difficult to buy and acquire! Its a shame because they make some great pets. Id love a crayfish but the laws here are very strict and don't let you keep many species. I may apply for a licence to keep some as id love a dwarf species one day. Feel free to share some pics of your tanks in the off-topic section for others too see!

Thanks for the share.
 #2093  by Ann
 08 Nov 2016 21:48
Hi, Bat. Nice to meet you. I like your photos.
Ann :smile:
 #2097  by caine
 08 Nov 2016 22:23
Welcome. Having kept other invertebrates, you'll do just fine with opae ula. They are super resilient shrimps.

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 #2101  by Bat
 09 Nov 2016 19:13
Thanks for the welcome!

And thanks for this forum full of info. I didn't find anything about halocaridina care in spanish webs.

This is the tank. Simple mounting, in comparison with another shrimp projects.
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Odin, unfortunately strict laws with foreign crayfish are common in all Europe. Mexican dwarf (cambarellus) are one of the exceptions in Spain. I recommend it to you: beautiful, interesting behavior, easy breeding... and bad guys!
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It will be a pleausure share non-vertebrates pics from my other tanks.
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 #2103  by odin
 09 Nov 2016 19:29
All photos are welcomed! I like the simple Opae ula tanks, if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask away.
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 #2104  by Ann
 09 Nov 2016 19:33
Hi Bat,
Your tank is so peaceful. I love the way you have arranged it. I used to rescue crayfish from school when they were used in science classes. Fascinating little guys. They were the larger ones. I love the dwarf kind also. This is a great Board. Odin has put in a lot of work. Nice to see you here.
Ann
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 #2105  by Bat
 09 Nov 2016 20:23
Thanks Ann.

I love crayfish, foreign or native. In aquarium and free. Crabbing when I was baby. Now enjoying alive with my aquatic cam. Look this beautiful eyes of austropotamobius pallipes, pic in the wild.

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