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Re: Opaeform's 65cm tall IKEA BERÄKNA vase

PostPosted:07 Jun 2019 13:19
by Algae In Space
Opaeforms wrote: 07 Jun 2019 12:10 Just a few observations. In my last setup I never saw shrimp with such dark innards as in this setup... All the shrimp always have very dark stuff going through their digestive systems. Makes me wonder whether there was enough food in my last tank, or whether the algae is just different in this one and so looks darker once they eat it.

When I feed spirulina the poop gets dark. When I don't feed and they just eat regular algae it is light-colored. We've discussed it here. It could just mean that they now have a slightly different diet!? No worries I guess.
Opaeforms wrote: 07 Jun 2019 12:10 Also, when the shrimp are doing laps around the tank, because it's cylindrical, they can go round and round without any edges to stop them. I notice that 90% of the time, the ones that are doing laps are going clockwise. Almost never anticlockwise. Weird!

Ha! Please check out this post: SWIMMING BEHAVIOR and feel free to participate! You could also do the same with my questionnaire if you feel like it :blush: The Opae Ula Questionnaire

When I got my cylinder tank they used to race counterclockwise like crazy!!! This went on for some months. Now they don't do it that often anymore.

Re: Opaeform's 65cm tall IKEA BERÄKNA vase

PostPosted:07 Jun 2019 17:46
by Opaeforms
Thanks Algae In Space, I filled out your questionnaire a while ago :smile: and cheers for the link to the swimming thread. Interesting.

Here's a quick timelapse I took of them doing laps...


Re: Opaeform's 65cm tall IKEA BERÄKNA vase

PostPosted:07 Jun 2019 19:46
by Algae In Space
Great! Just like mine did.

Sorry about the questionnaire :smile: I am losing track of all the people who did or did not participate.

Re: Opaeform's 65cm tall IKEA BERÄKNA vase

PostPosted:15 Aug 2019 09:41
by Opaeforms
Very happy!! Just spotted my first ever berried female!

Re: Opaeform's 65cm tall IKEA BERÄKNA vase

PostPosted:15 Aug 2019 15:00
by odin
Wahoo congratulations! That looks to be a good amount of eggs too! Let’s hope she keeps hold of them over the next 5 weeks.


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Re: Opaeform's 65cm tall IKEA BERÄKNA vase

PostPosted:16 Aug 2019 02:18
by opae ula related
Nice!

Re: Opaeform's 65cm tall IKEA BERÄKNA vase

PostPosted:17 Aug 2019 09:19
by Opaeforms
Bit of extra info. Seems like 2 others will be berried very soon (lots of individual eggs are distinguishable inside them). Seems like the conditions have suddenly become good for breeding and now they're all going for it! Just over a month ago I moved the tank off the windowsill which gets full sun for part of the day, because it was getting too hot in the summer sun. They've been in a cool(ish) corner since then with a relatively weak artificial light. Temp stays betweens 20c to 27c. I will probably put them back on the windowsill after summer so I can view them better. It will be interesting to see if they continue to breed then.

Re: Opaeform's 65cm tall IKEA BERÄKNA vase

PostPosted:17 Aug 2019 10:29
by Algae In Space
I wonder about the light a lot. I think sunlight (direct or indirect) is best. But sadly there is no way for me to use sunlight at the moment.

Re: Opaeform's 65cm tall IKEA BERÄKNA vase

PostPosted:17 Aug 2019 13:33
by odin
My tanks get no sunlight at all, just to throw that information into the mix.


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Re: Opaeform's 65cm tall IKEA BERÄKNA vase

PostPosted:17 Aug 2019 14:12
by Algae In Space
Dennis' tank just in front of his house :smile: Must get pretty hot. But they don't seem to care.