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This section is to discuss anything Opae ula shrimp and brackish water related. e.g Nerite snails, algae etc..
 #7823  by odin
 28 Jun 2019 21:02
Algae In Space wrote:
Rex113 wrote: 28 Jun 2019 17:55 ( opae-ula- related ) ...that is some nice looking algae you have there, I had something similar in my reef tank years ago. It was called maidens hair. :tongue:

By the way: This alga seems to be poisonous :dead: even to the touch...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlorodesmis

:dead: :dead: :dead: :dead: :dead: :dead: :dead: :dead:
 #7824  by opae ula related
 28 Jun 2019 21:38
Vorteil wrote:I stand corrected. It's called "bert's hair" only this is the green version.
Lol
 #7825  by opae ula related
 28 Jun 2019 21:44
Algae In Space wrote:
Rex113 wrote: 28 Jun 2019 17:55 ( opae-ula- related ) ...that is some nice looking algae you have there, I had something similar in my reef tank years ago. It was called maidens hair. :tongue:


By the way: This alga seems to be poisonous :dead: even to the touch...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlorodesmis
found this site that sells it. it releases toxins. i had it for almost a year with no issues.
https://www.liveaquaria.com/product/659/?pcatid=659
 #7828  by Algae In Space
 28 Jun 2019 23:41
opae ula related wrote: 28 Jun 2019 21:44
Algae In Space wrote:
Rex113 wrote: 28 Jun 2019 17:55 ( opae-ula- related ) ...that is some nice looking algae you have there, I had something similar in my reef tank years ago. It was called maidens hair. :tongue:


By the way: This alga seems to be poisonous :dead: even to the touch...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlorodesmis
found this site that sells it. it releases toxins. i had it for almost a year with no issues.
https://www.liveaquaria.com/product/659/?pcatid=659

It looks really nice.. So it won't hurt the shrimp!? But will it harm snails???
 #7829  by opae ula related
 29 Jun 2019 00:05
Algae In Space wrote:
opae ula related wrote: 28 Jun 2019 21:44
Algae In Space wrote:


By the way: This alga seems to be poisonous :dead: even to the touch...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlorodesmis
found this site that sells it. it releases toxins. i had it for almost a year with no issues.
https://www.liveaquaria.com/product/659/?pcatid=659

It looks really nice.. So it won't hurt the shrimp!? But will it harm snails???
No issues I see with Opae ula and Pipiwai snails and it has been almost a year. Do you see shops selling it near you?

It does stick to rocks/ gravel and does pop up in different parts of the tank. Not a fast grower.
 #7830  by Algae In Space
 29 Jun 2019 01:57
opae ula related wrote: 29 Jun 2019 00:05
Algae In Space wrote:
opae ula related wrote: 28 Jun 2019 21:44

found this site that sells it. it releases toxins. i had it for almost a year with no issues.
https://www.liveaquaria.com/product/659/?pcatid=659

It looks really nice.. So it won't hurt the shrimp!? But will it harm snails???
No issues I see with Opae ula and Pipiwai snails and it has been almost a year. Do you see shops selling it near you?

It does stick to rocks/ gravel and does pop up in different parts of the tank. Not a fast grower.


No I can't find it anywhere... :nerner:
 #7834  by opae ula related
 29 Jun 2019 15:15
Algae In Space wrote:
opae ula related wrote: 29 Jun 2019 00:05
Algae In Space wrote:

It looks really nice.. So it won't hurt the shrimp!? But will it harm snails???
No issues I see with Opae ula and Pipiwai snails and it has been almost a year. Do you see shops selling it near you?

It does stick to rocks/ gravel and does pop up in different parts of the tank. Not a fast grower.


No I can't find it anywhere... :nerner:
Thinking if it is is overgrown in the tank that it would be to much toxins in the water? And be bad for the shrimp and snails. Maybe the mussel will take care of some it. Found out that toxin is found in coffee!

https://www.seeker.com/amphtml/mussels- ... 72732.html
 #7836  by Algae In Space
 30 Jun 2019 11:31
opae ula related wrote: 29 Jun 2019 15:15
Algae In Space wrote:
opae ula related wrote: 29 Jun 2019 00:05
No issues I see with Opae ula and Pipiwai snails and it has been almost a year. Do you see shops selling it near you?

It does stick to rocks/ gravel and does pop up in different parts of the tank. Not a fast grower.


No I can't find it anywhere... :nerner:
Thinking if it is is overgrown in the tank that it would be to much toxins in the water? And be bad for the shrimp and snails. Maybe the mussel will take care of some it. Found out that toxin is found in coffee!

https://www.seeker.com/amphtml/mussels- ... 72732.html


Yeah! I would love a mussel in my tank! I think they totally rock. Have there been seen mussels in the anchialine pools? I can't remember.
 #7839  by opae ula related
 30 Jun 2019 14:03
Algae In Space wrote:
opae ula related wrote: 29 Jun 2019 15:15
Algae In Space wrote:

No I can't find it anywhere... :nerner:
Thinking if it is is overgrown in the tank that it would be to much toxins in the water? And be bad for the shrimp and snails. Maybe the mussel will take care of some it. Found out that toxin is found in coffee!

https://www.seeker.com/amphtml/mussels- ... 72732.html


Yeah! I would love a mussel in my tank! I think they totally rock. Have there been seen mussels in the anchialine pools? I can't remember.
No, I didnt see them or hermit crabs or snails. Those are creatures living next to the ocean but of course they could of been in there but didnt notice them.
 #7845  by Owlbit
 30 Jun 2019 19:50
How are the floaters assimilating? I have also been wondering about what plants would survive in their salinity. I was thinking about getting some frogbits to try. I ordered some susswassertang to try. Chaeto just looks so boring to me :laugh: