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    Default Halocaridina rubra? Hawaiian red shrimp "opae ula"

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    Does anyone here raise/keep them?

    My roomate is going to Hawaii for two weeks. I started looking into freshwater Hawaiian shrimp and ran across the Halocaridina rubra.

    Interesting shrimp. I have a brackish tank that has been cycling for awhile (Trying to birth Ghosts) and thought it may work for the "Opae Ula".

    I have contacted a couple stores and they seem to sell them as feeders (to Seahorses). These are farm bred and raised they say.

    What do you guys think?
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    I have a ten gallon tank with these in them and they're the easiest things to keep. I've the tank for almost a year now and I never changed the water or feed them. Just add water to top off and make sure they get enough light for algae growth for food. After that, they take care of them selves.

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    Sorry retardo. I will keep my Picasso side in check.

    Any photos turtles? Thanks for the response.

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    i will try and get some.

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    okay, the pictures are uploaded. do a search for opae ula for more. sorry pictures aren't that great.

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    Got them today.
    Cute little buggers. They sell them as feeders in Hawaii.
    I wil try to get photos later.

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    I'd love to see photos of your opae ula shrimps.

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    they are one of the easiest to keep. give them a bit of ground up flakes or whatever you feed your other shrimp once in a while, not too much though. also, make sure you keep current to a minimum, they seem to like it better that way. the pools they come from are basically still bodies of water fed by cracks in the lava. a few rock piles (mini-caves) would also help them settle in and maybe breed for you. keep them healthy and they should live a long time, some say up to 20 years, marvels of evolution....

    oh and the seller saying they farm raise them is a crock, they collect them from their natural pools that just happen to be on land they own or lease. all they do is scoop them at the time of sale. aloha from that little rock in the middle of the pacific ocean.

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    This link has helpful info about the shrimp.
    www .fukubonsai.com/M-L2d.html

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