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This section is to discuss anything Opae ula shrimp and brackish water related. e.g Nerite snails, algae etc..
 #9398  by opae ula related
 27 Sep 2020 18:38
Rhinck wrote:Aloha! I'm Rhiannon and I live in Hawaii. Set up an old 10 gallon aquarium a few years ago then went to the beach. Got some lava rock, coral rock and black sand at the beach. I know, I know.. big no-no, but it gave me some cool stuff in the tank: a couple aplasia, a hermit crab, a tiny mussel, a few snails and a weird worm thing. The snails and the mussel are the only things left from that start-up phase. Spent a week or so slowly adding fresh water to get the specific gravity where I wanted it. Then I went and got my Opae Ula at a local pet store. 20 shrimp for a few dollars. Acquired some chaetomorpha and added it in there. It kinda broke down slowly and now I have some lovely hair algae stuff that the opae absolutely love. Went from 20 shrimp to over 100. They love hiding in their little lava rock crevices. Never see one with berries, but i always see a floating orange hatchling or 10 in the water. I use no filter system at all. I just top up with fresh water when needed. 12 hours of light (blue and white LED). I'll take some pics tomorrow.
Welcome, which island? Yes pics!
 #9399  by odin
 27 Sep 2020 18:39
Welcome to our forum! Yes we would love to see some photos of your setup :)


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 #9530  by gabriele.simion
 08 Nov 2020 19:00
thanks for accepting me
i'm an user from italy, and i am an aquarist: i keep a colony of Aphanius farsicus in an outdoor minipond, a colony of tylos indoor, plus some endler and loaches
tomorrow i'll show what i'm building for the halos
 #9531  by odin
 08 Nov 2020 21:31
Welcome to the forum! If you need any help with anything just ask. :)


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 #9542  by Johnny Max
 09 Nov 2020 15:16
Welcome aquarist from Italy. Looking forward to seeing your pictures.
 #9545  by SirShrimpsalot
 10 Nov 2020 03:20
Hello everyone, I'm a new member who just purchased his first Opae Ula for a 10liter tank I've had set up for a couple of weeks now. I've been keeping different freshwater neocardinia types for a year but wanted to expand my shrimp room with new varieties. I have to say, Opae Ula have me completely fascinated! I cannot wait to watch them swim about or even hide, that's fine too :laugh:
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