So finally after a year trying to get some Opae ulas here they are, it was pretty much impossible to find this shrimps here in The Canary Islands but I find a home breeder in Spain who have been keeping and breeding them succesfully so I didnt think about it and buy some of his shrimp, lucky for me because he not have a great numbers since have only one small tank of Halocaridinas. After a 4 days shipping they arrived the last friday 26 Oct, all the 13 shrimp were fine and I aclimate them by dripping about 2 hours to equiparate parameters. The tank its very simple: a 20l (5,3gal) tank with fine black volcanic gravel, a very cheap opcion since we are a volcanic archipielago just like Hawai, I will put some big volcanic rocks soon. The water source its maybe not the most orthodox way by mixing sea water from the Atlantic ocean and tap water around 1/1.5 proportion but I didnt find sintetic salt. I put some macroalgae also with some species that are known to handle brackish conditions like Ulva rigida, Chaetomorpha linum, Aegagropila linnei, Cladophora sp. Also some species of red algae and a brown algae like Cystoseira abies-marina that I will try to adapt to brackish water. But only small pieces of macroalgae and if I advise some dying parts I will remove them to keep the water quality. The Shrimp are doing pretty good for now and like to hang out in the algae. Sorry but the photos are not the best with my cellphone
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