Hawaiian Red Shrimp, Opae ula, Hawaiian Volcano Shrimp, Anchialine Shrimp
around 1.2 - 1.5cm when fully grown.
| ||Needs brackish water in the long run. In my tanks salinity ranges from 12 to 23 ppt (specific gravity of 1.008 to 1.016 ) for breeding purposes. Will probably live and breed under a much wider range of salinity conditions.|
|Algae, fish food (flake, pellets etc)|
Endemic to the Hawaiian Islands
Larval Development Type:
Abbreviated: Larval planktonic stage only lasts a few days before larvae metamorphose into post-larvae (miniature shrimp) and assume a benthic lifestyle. For this process they need brackish water to full strength saltwater.