@Algae In Space
Here's my plan for the opae. Granted they are small so picture one shrimp on a grain of rice.
I plan to just keep breeding them. Sell some off here & there to pay for any supplies and electricity for my hobby. I am creating a 5 gallon tank that will be at Washington State University this summer. Completely free of charge. Just as a fun donation. These shrimp are perfect for me. I don't have to feed, no water changes. I can leave on a trip & not worry. Yet I do have other tanks that need attention. Out of all the tanks the Hawaiian opae are my favorite.
My salinity ranges from 1.008 to 1.010. I had some major issues last summer with my tanks ranging from 88-90 degrees. I had a tank outside get as hot as 96 degrees accidentally. No issues with the opae. None died & this was only for one day. At the same time my daughter did not plus the the extension cord all the way in this winter and it was in the mid 40's to 50's for 5 days. All the opae were a the bottom some laying on their sides but had their color. Plugged the heater back in and by the end of the day they were all swimming around. That tank is now in my garage.