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 #6507  by tzg
 17 Jan 2019 16:36
congrats vorteil, do u know why some shrimps drop eggs and some manage to hold eggs well?
 #6510  by Vorteil
 17 Jan 2019 17:03

I have no idea. I know or i'm guessing mine drop their eggs from time to time. I'll see berried females but no babies over time. I would say my jar has been the most successful compared to my tanks based on the opae ratio. Maybe this is due to the jars being consistent. I never move it or feed it. I open it twice a month. It sits next to a window year round. I'm sure the opae in these have dropped their eggs from time to time.

I'm just curious when it will reach max population and stop breeding.
 #6516  by odin
 17 Jan 2019 17:56
shrimps need stability, they love it.
 #6527  by tzg
 18 Jan 2019 04:03
time will tell when it reaches its max population, meanwhile we wish u will get there soon! :smile:
 #7520  by Vorteil
 30 May 2019 22:57
It's been almost half a year since i've posted anything on my jars. I thought maybe the small quart jar had reached it's maximum capacity. Back in January I saw a few berried females but none of the eggs hatched. I check the jars out from time to time. Looked today and saw 4-5 free floating babies and a berried female. Not the best pics.
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 #7521  by opae ula related
 31 May 2019 04:11
Wow, and only a quart!!
 #7524  by Vorteil
 31 May 2019 21:55
@Opaeforms :laugh:
The wood is a black sea fan. That's what happens to it over time. Maybe since the opae are always grazing on it the black skins wears away. You would have never known that that's what it is.

Only a quart. There's probably over 50+ opae in there. Too hard to really get an estimate since they're always going in & out of the lava rock. Pics aren't too good since I was specifically trying to get the berried female and she kept moving.
 #7565  by Vorteil
 06 Jun 2019 01:21
The half gallon is off to a good start. I have not had any berried females in this one until now.
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