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 #6441  by opae ula related
 09 Jan 2019 22:19
Vorteil wrote:@opae ula related

Looks like you & Odin have had yours for years. Any chance you can get the larvae to survive? I'm sure you have tried.
Nope. No body has from what I gathered. Only way is to release them in Hawaii : )
 #6444  by Algae In Space
 10 Jan 2019 18:35
opae ula related wrote: 09 Jan 2019 22:21
Algae In Space wrote:Somewhere I heard they only live a few years...?
I couldnt find it but it was mentioned before in this forum. Had mines for 3.5 years now. I am sure others had them longer.

Well I would certainly want to know how long they live. If someone stumbles upon some info please share :sidesmile:
 #6483  by Vorteil
 15 Jan 2019 18:53
Thinking of ways to try breeding as well even though everyone has tried. I could guess that they babies would need a few weeks to mature once released. What are your thoughts on the following:
    Now if the ML release the babies can they just be transferred directly into salt water? or does this need to be done gradually?
      What about a full salt tank that contains zooplankton and rotifers? Granted you will also have to add food to feed the rotifers and zooplankton.
        Keep a slow airline in the tank. Probably would have to change the water out often due to the die off.
         #6484  by opae ula related
         15 Jan 2019 19:21
        Vorteil wrote:Thinking of ways to try breeding as well even though everyone has tried. I could guess that they babies would need a few weeks to mature once released. What are your thoughts on the following:
          Now if the ML release the babies can they just be transferred directly into salt water? or does this need to be done gradually?
            What about a full salt tank that contains zooplankton and rotifers? Granted you will also have to add food to feed the rotifers and zooplankton.
              Keep a slow airline in the tank. Probably would have to change the water out often due to the die off.

              Looking at the yolk sac, needs to feed after a few days to a week. Per "Hawaiian Anchialine Pools" book it takes a a month for the incubation period. I was thinking a large full salt aquarium with lot's of water movement with fast airline/filters and 10%- 20% change of water daily with ocean water to feed them. Tank temperate of 76 and higher to match the temperature in Hawaii waters.


              https://www.currentresults.com/Oceans/T ... rature.php
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               #6486  by opae ula related
               15 Jan 2019 19:32
              Vorteil wrote: 15 Jan 2019 19:28 Where would you get the ocean water? No additives/food?
              some lfs sells ocean water. I think Beano tried it with ocean water but it didn't work. He had a no water movement small tank though.
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