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Re: Metabetaeus lohena (Alpha Opae ula) breeding

PostPosted:18 Feb 2021 18:48
by opae ula related
Found a PHD student in Biological Oceanography studying plankton. I asked about possible foods for Lohena. Any additional questions I should ask? I asked if this is easily obtainable and if plankton in Hawaii is different than the one found in California for example.

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Re: Metabetaeus lohena (Alpha Opae ula) breeding

PostPosted:19 Feb 2021 00:11
by opae ula related
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His reply.

Re: Metabetaeus lohena (Alpha Opae ula) breeding

PostPosted:19 Feb 2021 13:27
by Beano
Is he familiar with the lohena larvae lifecycle? Besides the food what salinity enables their survival?

Re: Metabetaeus lohena (Alpha Opae ula) breeding

PostPosted:19 Feb 2021 16:47
by opae ula related
Beano wrote:Is he familiar with the lohena larvae lifecycle? Besides the food what salinity enables their survival?
I told him a little bit of the lifecycle but he doesn’t raise shrimp. The ocean is full salinity so that is given.

Have you still been trying?

Re: Metabetaeus lohena (Alpha Opae ula) breeding

PostPosted:19 Feb 2021 17:07
by opae ula related
Beano wrote:Is he familiar with the lohena larvae lifecycle? Besides the food what salinity enables their survival?
Btw, I accidentally put a young lohena in my Opae ula tank in Nov 2019 thinking it was a Opae ula and it is still alive and grown up. I never really feed that tank so it must be eating Opae ula larvae. I could never catch it when I see it occasionally.

I really couldn’t distinguish between a young lohena ( smaller than normal Opae ula ) and a Opae ula at that time.

So my assumption is that they can come back to the pools really young. My best estimate of the size I mistakenly put in the Opae ula tank was 6 to 7mm.

Re: Metabetaeus lohena (Alpha Opae ula) breeding

PostPosted:19 Feb 2021 23:01
by Beano
I have not tried breeding the larvae. Been too busy with work. I would if there is a clear roadmap for success 😁

The small lohena you mentioned, was it bought or it managed to survive from larvae?

Re: Metabetaeus lohena (Alpha Opae ula) breeding

PostPosted:20 Feb 2021 01:29
by opae ula related
Beano wrote:I have not tried breeding the larvae. Been too busy with work. I would if there is a clear roadmap for success Image

The small lohena you mentioned, was it bought or it managed to survive from larvae?
Bought. I wish it survive from LarvaImage

Re: Metabetaeus lohena (Alpha Opae ula) breeding

PostPosted:20 Feb 2021 03:55
by Beano
Darn, I was hoping you’d succeeded. 😥. Where did you buy it from? I couldn’t find any sellers after the volcano erupted in Hawaii

Re: Metabetaeus lohena (Alpha Opae ula) breeding

PostPosted:20 Feb 2021 07:59
by opae ula related
Beano wrote:Darn, I was hoping you’d succeeded. Image. Where did you buy it from? I couldn’t find any sellers after the volcano erupted in Hawaii
Message me for the info.

Re: Metabetaeus lohena (Alpha Opae ula) breeding

PostPosted:25 Feb 2021 05:12
by Vorteil
I wonder if the ML larvae will feed on what Amano larvae do? There' a few that have success breeding Amanos. I saw a post on Reddit in r/shrimptank but couldn't find the post. Someone had success breeding Amamos.

https://www.shrimpspot.com/topic/3266-a ... imp-larva/