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Where to buy opae ula on Oahu, Hawaii

PostPosted:17 Apr 2020 00:36
by ccaulfield
Aloha everyone!

Hope you and yours are staying safe and sane.

I was supposed to buy 30 - 50 opae from a man in Honolulu, but he has not returned my calls in a few weeks. I hope everything is ok.

Does any one have a connection on Oahu? Honolulu is preferable but since I'm an essential worker I do have permission to drive.

I would also want to do contactless pick-up for everyone's safety. (I could call when I'm outside the door and the seller could leave them on the front porch and go back inside.) And I have paypal/venmo.

My tank is fully cycled and I would really like some company when I have to work from home!

Mahalo for any recommendations!

Re: Where to buy opae ula on Oahu, Hawaii

PostPosted:18 Apr 2020 04:40
by opae ula related
Was your contact https://m.ohmyopae.com/?

You try local aquarium store?

Re: Where to buy opae ula on Oahu, Hawaii

PostPosted:18 Apr 2020 06:20
by ccaulfield
It was Brad at Oh My Opae.

And all the ones I've been calling are closed. I've left a few messages/emails to no avail :(

Re: Where to buy opae ula on Oahu, Hawaii

PostPosted:18 Apr 2020 21:14
by opae ula related
ccaulfield wrote:It was Brad at Oh My Opae.

And all the ones I've been calling are closed. I've left a few messages/emails to no avail :(
Probably due to shelter in place. Stay safe.

Re: Where to buy opae ula on Oahu, Hawaii

PostPosted:01 May 2020 15:03
by odin
Did you manage to source some in the end?

Re: Where to buy opae ula on Oahu, Hawaii

PostPosted:01 May 2020 18:16
by Vorteil
A lot of the local fish stores carry the Opae Ula. Call around. Most do.

Re: Where to buy opae ula on Oahu, Hawaii

PostPosted:20 Jul 2020 21:03
by ccaulfield
Hi everyone!

Long overdue update: after weeks and weeks of calling pet stores and even messaging random opae ula owners on social media - I have my shrimp!

It appears that most of the pet stores on-island are finally open and their stock is back up! Some are still appointment-only.

My tank has had pleeeeenty of time to cycle, which is great! Finally I have some company while working from home :)
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Re: Where to buy opae ula on Oahu, Hawaii

PostPosted:20 Jul 2020 21:52
by odin
I’m very pleased for you :smile: these shrimp are so amazing to watch, after a while you will start to wonder where the time went :happy: :happy:

Re: Where to buy opae ula on Oahu, Hawaii

PostPosted:20 Jul 2020 22:29
by ccaulfield
Thank you!! <3 My partner has already noticed how much time I spend on "shrimp TV" hahaha

Re: Where to buy opae ula on Oahu, Hawaii

PostPosted:11 Nov 2020 21:35
by Excelwithme
How any shrimp did you end up getting and where did you get it from?