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 #5632  by odin
 06 Nov 2018 22:19
They are believed to float back out to sea and feed but replicating that in a tank and finding out what they eat has been a problem, they don’t have a yolk sac like Opae ula larvae.


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 #5635  by Algae In Space
 06 Nov 2018 22:28
odin wrote: 06 Nov 2018 22:19 They are believed to float back out to sea and feed but replicating that in a tank and finding out what they eat has been a problem, they don’t have a yolk sac like Opae ula larvae.


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I see... oh well. You could put them in another tank but I guess you've already tried that... they must feed on plankton and other small critters.
 #5636  by Beano
 06 Nov 2018 22:41
Hi Odin. Any success with breeding? I stopped feeding mine for weeks as brown algae started to form in my tank. When I stopped feeding they also stopped being berried.
 #5639  by odin
 07 Nov 2018 18:00
I haven't had time unfortunately, i have recently relocated my tanks and upset everything lol... Hopefully i can have a go next summer.
 #5642  by opae ula related
 07 Nov 2018 22:58
Beano wrote:Hi Odin. Any success with breeding? I stopped feeding mine for weeks as brown algae started to form in my tank. When I stopped feeding they also stopped being berried.
Interesting that they stopped being berried. What do you feed them again?
 #5643  by opae ula related
 07 Nov 2018 23:06
Algae In Space wrote: 06 Nov 2018 22:12
odin wrote: 06 Nov 2018 21:59 Here is when i set up their tank.. it has changed a lot since so i need to update the topic: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=79

I have around 20 i think? I have had them for around 2.5 year i believe, They get around 4 times as big as Opae ula shrimp and their tank is the same as my Opae ula tanks, same salinity and temp etc.. no filters and i'm not sure how long they live for so i will have to document this as i go along :smile: :smile:

4 times as big :what: :cool: :omg: :upsidedown:

Ok. I thought you might use a filter because you feed em?!

They have such mega claws!! Do they really get bigger as in the image?

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you can see the claws in this video.

 #5644  by Beano
 08 Nov 2018 02:20
opae ula related wrote: 07 Nov 2018 22:58
Beano wrote:Hi Odin. Any success with breeding? I stopped feeding mine for weeks as brown algae started to form in my tank. When I stopped feeding they also stopped being berried.
Interesting that they stopped being berried. What do you feed them again?
I used to feed them live brine shrimp and ocean nutrition brand shrimp food.
 #5645  by opae ula related
 08 Nov 2018 04:50
Beano wrote:
opae ula related wrote: 07 Nov 2018 22:58
Beano wrote:Hi Odin. Any success with breeding? I stopped feeding mine for weeks as brown algae started to form in my tank. When I stopped feeding they also stopped being berried.
Interesting that they stopped being berried. What do you feed them again?
I used to feed them live brine shrimp and ocean nutrition brand shrimp food.
Cool. Need to try live brine shrimp one day to check it out.
 #5646  by Beano
 08 Nov 2018 05:20
opae ula related wrote: 08 Nov 2018 04:50
Beano wrote:
opae ula related wrote: 07 Nov 2018 22:58

Interesting that they stopped being berried. What do you feed them again?
I used to feed them live brine shrimp and ocean nutrition brand shrimp food.
Cool. Need to try live brine shrimp one day to check it out.
So you are also keeping some lohena? The live brine shrimp caused the highest rate of berrying. Almost every week, one of the 5 lohena females berried when I fed them once a week.
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