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Re: Claw size?

PostPosted:02 Feb 2019 17:21
by Algae In Space
Understood. I guess my eyes are not good enough to spot the difference. Will need a magnifying glass. :what:

Re: Claw size?

PostPosted:02 Feb 2019 22:46
by opae ula related
Algae In Space wrote:
Arnold wrote: 02 Feb 2019 14:31 Big claws supposed to be females, small claws supposed to be males

As I don't have a macro lens I wonder how one can tell if this is true? Have you examined yours? I can't remember if there is something written on it in the holy book. What does OUR say?
Yeah new info to me. Where did Arnold see this? I will try to observe.

Re: Claw size?

PostPosted:02 Feb 2019 23:40
by opae ula related
opae ula related wrote:
Algae In Space wrote:
Arnold wrote: 02 Feb 2019 14:31 Big claws supposed to be females, small claws supposed to be males

As I don't have a macro lens I wonder how one can tell if this is true? Have you examined yours? I can't remember if there is something written on it in the holy book. What does OUR say?
Yeah new info to me. Where did Arnold see this? I will try to observe.


It looks normal size. I could be wrong but i think it is an illusion that it is bigger when they are using their claws for picking algae because they are using it in rapid motion compared to an Opae Ula standing still.

Re: Claw size?

PostPosted:03 Feb 2019 07:57
by Algae In Space
Wow so cool to see how she keeps the eggs clean :grin3: Can't tell a thing about the claws tho :smile:

It always seems so amazing to me that they can even swim with all these eggs!

Re: Claw size?

PostPosted:03 Feb 2019 08:39
by zlatan2601
Awesome video! Your theory might be right, that i am confusing the two front legs with claws when they are resting. As i only see the claws when they are standing still...

Will keep an eye on it

Re: Claw size?

PostPosted:05 Feb 2019 23:08
by Vorteil
I do see in my tanks that there can be a big difference in claw sizes.

Re: Claw size?

PostPosted:06 Feb 2019 09:29
by zlatan2601
I can confirm I also still have the idea that there is a difference... But with my ohone I can't capture it on photo...