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 #6474  by opae ula related
 14 Jan 2019 06:54
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Some pics of Metabetaeus lohena Larva. They are smaller than Opae Ula and harder to see since they are clearer with smaller yolk sac.
 #6477  by Arnold
 14 Jan 2019 19:21
Oh I hope that you achieve it soon, by the way any tip or advice for the opaes to get them to breed? I know its a difficult and vague question but anything will help
 #6478  by opae ula related
 14 Jan 2019 19:32
Arnold wrote:Oh I hope that you achieve it soon, by the way any tip or advice for the opaes to get them to breed? I know its a difficult and vague question but anything will help
Don't plan on doing it. Too difficult for Lohena. For Opae Ula- patience, you will with your tank.
 #6480  by Arnold
 14 Jan 2019 21:28
Yes I know they usually take his time to breed I dont have hurry hehe, also im pretty sure they need more hidding spaces like a rock with lots of holes or crevices. I have seen a lot of molds and they have grown very good since they came. How long they usually breed for you in new aquariums?
 #6481  by opae ula related
 14 Jan 2019 22:11
Arnold wrote:Yes I know they usually take his time to breed I dont have hurry hehe, also im pretty sure they need more hidding spaces like a rock with lots of holes or crevices. I have seen a lot of molds and they have grown very good since they came. How long they usually breed for you in new aquariums?
Mines were 3 to 4 months. I think there were some members that had their Opae berried within a month of setting a tank. Yeah, hiding spaces would help. If they are happy swimming around the tank then it is a good sign.
 #6512  by Vorteil
 17 Jan 2019 17:21
@opae ula related

Amazing to see the baby opae ML. To me the ML seems to be more of a predator. If the young eat "live" food wouldn't you also expect that from the adults? maybe feeding more on foods other than algae? This is where I could see a tank set up with a sponge filter and the ML fed more often with a protein based food from time to time.
 #6521  by opae ula related
 17 Jan 2019 18:53
Vorteil wrote:@opae ula related

Amazing to see the baby opae ML. To me the ML seems to be more of a predator. If the young eat "live" food wouldn't you also expect that from the adults? maybe feeding more on foods other than algae? This is where I could see a tank set up with a sponge filter and the ML fed more often with a protein based food from time to time.
Yes, per Anchialine book, they were observed to eat caterpillars. A member observed the Mommy eating their own young and they feed brine shrimp. I feed them hermit crab food and need to try brine shrimp. Odin feeds fish flakes and they gobble it up.
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