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Any Opae Ula owners out there? (1 Viewer)

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Starting up a few small containers for these “super shrimp”. Would love to hear about some locals experience with these critters.

I will be putting them in a brackish environment. I read chaeto is the only known readily available algae to survive in brackish.
 

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Seems like an odd blanket statement to eliminate all plants except chaeto.

One option I can throw out there that may be worth experimenting with is wild vallisneria. I used to find it in brackish marshes in Louisiana all the time. Gets tall and makes a cool forest. I have been keeping an eye out for some locally but havent come across any here. Petco has some sometimes but I am unsure of species differences or acclimating.
 
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Seems like an odd blanket statement to eliminate all plants except chaeto.

One option I can throw out there that may be worth experimenting with is wild vallisneria. I used to find it in brackish marshes in Louisiana all the time. Gets tall and makes a cool forest. I have been keeping an eye out for some locally but havent come across any here. Petco has some sometimes but I am unsure of species differences or acclimating.
Not all that odd considering I said algae, not plants. I could also add mangroves, but looking for more of a macro algae that will do well in a small system. Chaeto is the only algae successfully kept in brackish systems, at least that’s all I could find.
You make a good point on trying a marsh plant but I’ll be setting this up in a very small container, measured in mL’s and not gallons lol.
 

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