A dedicated forum and online store for the Opae ula shrimp! 

This section is to discuss anything Opae ula shrimp and brackish water related. e.g Nerite snails, algae etc..
 #6276  by opae ula related
 23 Dec 2018 07:05
Scaredy Shrimp wrote:Hello! I'm Scaredy Shrimp, and I live on the east coast USA.

I don't have any shrimp yet, but I'm moving my fish downstairs and I'd love a low maintenance replacement for them in my bedroom. These little guys seem like a great choice for the empty 10 gallon (about 38 litres) tank that I've had sitting around!

It doesn't seem like many people in the mainland US keep these shrimp outside of the crummy little spheres, so this place has been a great resource for me :smile:

I hope to get my shrimp within the next few months so that I can share them with everyone here

How did you discover Opae Ula?
 #6342  by Scaredy Shrimp
 27 Dec 2018 15:25
I first found out about opae ula around a year ago, I think while I was researching various shrimp species online.

At first I was put off by their requirement for brackish water, but after looking into them more they seem easier (and definitely more resilient) than freshwater shrimp
 #6343  by Vorteil
 28 Dec 2018 00:06

Algae in Space did make a great point about the sponge filter. The bioload is minimal. Plus you need it to feed the algae. If it's too clean there won't be much for the opae to feed on. I too started with sponge filters but took them all out. Water stays crystal clear. The only think I get is the film that forms at the waters surface but the opae feed on it. I don't keep the front glass clean all the time and the rest I never touch. Granted the reason I have so much algae growing in the tank is from feeding too much. I don't feed any of my tanks at all.
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 #8787  by Jeroen
 25 Jan 2020 14:03
Hello everybody,

As promised already earlier I want to introduce myself. I’m Jeroen 27 years old from the Netherlands and completely new to the Opae Ula

Currently my hobby is owning and restoring classic cars. At the moment I own a 1965 VW bug, a 1968 Morris minor traveler, A 2002 MGF convertible and as a daily driver my 2003 4.2L V8 Jaguar XJ8 X350. Besides this I love to drive on my 1663 Velosolex.

I always loved special animals, so I the past I’ve owned a terrarium with:
- Anolis Carolinensis
- Takydromis Sexlineatus
- Plestiodon Fasciatus

I’ve also owned an aquarium for three Axolotl’s.

Since a few months i’m “addicted” to shrimp keeping. As we have an aquarium for the christal red cherry, I decided it was time to expand.
I knew those nice ecospheres exist, but as they are so expensive I searched for the shrimps in there. Fortunately I always do my homework before starting with animals as I wrote that those ecospheres are horrible.

I’m now cycling my 3 liter jar for 2 weeks already and can’t wait to introduce my Opae Ula in there!! First want my tank to fully cycle with the fish food methode, and i’m also waiting for my Black Sea fan to arrive. Here you can find my tread and a reference to my photos so far.
 #8788  by odin
 25 Jan 2020 14:06
Welcome to the forum! I’m glad you always do the research, it makes sure you have a great and successful experience with the shrimp.

If you need any help just put up a post and we will give you help :)

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