The Ultimate Easiest Pet: Discover the Effortless Joy of Red Hawaiian Opae Ula Shrimp

These low-maintenance red Hawaiian shrimp live in their own self-sustaining ecosystem

Watching them, calms me down.
Photo of two red pregnant Opae Ula shrimp.
Pregnant Opae Ula shrimp. Photo by Wendy Snyder.

The Opae Ula Shrimp are the easiest pets to have. They usually come in a biosphere and everything is self contained. And you don’t need a microscope to watch them (like the tardigrade or brine shrimp/aka sea monkeys).

Three opae ula shrimp, two are pregnant.
Pregnant Opae Ula shrimp. Photo by Wendy Snyder.

Ours have babies all the time, like bunnies and hamsters.

This is our tank — A Day in the Life of Our Opae ula Shrimp (or at least 3 minutes). Video by Wendy Snyder.

These low-maintenance red Hawaiian shrimp live in their own self-sustaining ecosystem

We created a 15–20 gallon Opae Ula Oasis. It’s self contained; they feed off of the moss, the moss feeds off the waste, and the circle of life baby.

If you want to use your own tank, you can buy Opae Ula shrimp here-10 live Opae Ula Shrimp10 Live Opae ula Halocaridina rubra red Hawaiian Super Shrimp The Easiest pet to Have.

They live in brackish water, so read setup instructions.

Here’s some that come with their own biosphere, it says it comes with 5 live shrimp: Opae ula Halocaridina rubra red Hawaiian Super Shrimp self-Sustaining Ecosystem The Easiest pet

They look great on your desk at work or on a counter at home.

This one comes with it’s own cute stylish biosphere and 3–4 shrimp: Shrimp Bubble Self-Sustaining Ecosystem — Natural. Contains Live Opae Ula Shrimp.

For Opae Ula tank setup instructions, check out this website (not affiliated):

How To Set Up an Opae Ula Tank

Learn how to set up an aquarium perfect for Opae Ula shrimp with minimal maintenancewww.shrimpscience.com

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