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Opae’ula Breeding at Record Pace in the 10-Gallon

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Opae’ula Post-Larval Stage

The opae’ula pre-adult development cycle lasts approximately 11.5 weeks. The brooding period is 38 days. The larval stage involves two substages: zoea (17 days) and megalopa (11 days). The final stage before adulthood is juvenile (14 days). Adults are theoretically … Continue reading

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Opae’ula Juveniles – Growing Population

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Third Batch of Zoeae – Baby Opae’ula

Last updated 2/19/18 Update 2/19/18: Correction: The zoeae are probably from the same batch reported on Jan. 29.

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Opae’ula Zoeae – Another Batch 3 Feb 2018

Last updated 2/19/18 Update 2/19/18: Correction: The zoeae are probably from the same batch reported on Jan. 29.

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A Dozen Opae’ula Zoeae in 10-Gallon (West)

Last updated 2/19/18 A dozen opae’ula zoeae in 10-gallon west-facing tank. A few berried females, too.

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Opae’ula Noon

This is the 18-gallon filled to the 10-gallon level. Reversion to UGF with air filters (turned on intermittently) and switch to tap water (left standing overnight to disperse chlorine gas) has had very positive results. The tank is thriving with … Continue reading

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