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 #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.
 #6528  by Vorteil
 18 Jan 2019 04:39
@opae ula related

I used to have salt tanks before. All soft corals, little to no fish. Way too much upkeep especially when trying to keep the temps low in the summer. Use of a chiller is a must. It was fun, so many interesting corals to keep.

Now I have the opae ula which is great. Don't have too worry too much. Too many small opae tanks. Want to cut it down and just have a few large tanks. I have a few freshwater fish and a turtle.
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 #6529  by opae ula related
 18 Jan 2019 06:14
Vorteil wrote:@opae ula related

I used to have salt tanks before. All soft corals, little to no fish. Way too much upkeep especially when trying to keep the temps low in the summer. Use of a chiller is a must. It was fun, so many interesting corals to keep.

Now I have the opae ula which is great. Don't have too worry too much. Too many small opae tanks. Want to cut it down and just have a few large tanks. I have a few freshwater fish and a turtle.
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Man o Man, if you can keep soft corals, you should be able to keep Lohena larva alive : )

That is another level with a backyard pond with fish and a turtle. The one you have cannot go on land right?
 #6532  by opae ula related
 18 Jan 2019 17:00
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Algae In Space wrote:Ha cool turtle! I love turtles. I had 3 tortoises.

How big is yours?
I was thinking of a tortoise in a backyard. They live so long, so did you ever regret getting them? Cost to keep one? What do you recommend? other tips?
 #6533  by Algae In Space
 18 Jan 2019 17:41
Well I had 3 Hermann's tortoises. I kept them in the garden but then I had to move and there was no place for them anymore so I gave them away...

True they live long. It also depends on how much they hibernate. Some people just keep them indoors so they don't really hibernate. They will die way sooner that way. The cost of keeping a tortoises in the backyard is about 0 $. They eat the grass, small flowers, ants and tiny insects that can't get away soon enough, ... You can feed them all sorts of veggies and fruit like cucumber, salad, grapes, banana, ... The thing about them is that they are really a lot on the move. So be aware that they will try to get out of the garden. They even dig around. It's cruel to me to keep them in a tiny terrarium. They also have quite poor sight.
 #6534  by opae ula related
 18 Jan 2019 21:35
Algae In Space wrote:Well I had 3 Hermann's tortoises. I kept them in the garden but then I had to move and there was no place for them anymore so I gave them away...

True they live long. It also depends on how much they hibernate. Some people just keep them indoors so they don't really hibernate. They will die way sooner that way. The cost of keeping a tortoises in the backyard is about 0 $. They eat the grass, small flowers, ants and tiny insects that can't get away soon enough, ... You can feed them all sorts of veggies and fruit like cucumber, salad, grapes, banana, ... The thing about them is that they are really a lot on the move. So be aware that they will try to get out of the garden. They even dig around. It's cruel to me to keep them in a tiny terrarium. They also have quite poor sight.
Thanks. Got my interest in them. Eastern Hermann’s are $150 for a baby 2” when I searched online.
 #6535  by Algae In Space
 19 Jan 2019 11:25
Great. I can't remember what I paid for mine. They are on the endangered species list as far as I know. Make sure you get a certificate for them. The breeder will give you one. The babies are extremely cute. But you have to be carful that the garden is enclosed so they won't wander off. When winter comes they will just disappear into the foliage and dig into the ground. There are also methods like putting them into a basket filled with gravel, soil and foliage and put them into the cellar. But you can read up on that when you got one. :cool:
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