Welcome to Volcano Shrimp
Volcano Shrimp is also known as:
- Opae Ula
- Halocaridina rubra
- Micro Lobster
- Super Shrimp
- Hawaiian Red Shrimp
- Ecosphere Shrimp
- Anchialine Shrimp
- Endemic Red Shrimp
- Legendary Red Shrimp
- Tiny Red Shrimp
- Wonder Shrimp
What is this amazing little shrimp called Volcano Shrimp ?
Volcano Shrimp is a native red shrimp in the island of Hawaii. It is about 1 to 2 cm long.
It lives in anchialine ponds that are partial sea water mixed with fresh water.
We call it brackish water.
The shrimp will thrive and breed successfully in this environment.
Where can I get my hand on these Volcano Shrimp (aka Opae Ula) ?
There are a few resources where you can obtain these shrimps.
a) Amazon sellers
How does the natural habitat of the Volcano Shrimp look like ?
This is an Anchialine pools in Koloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, Kona, Hawaii. You can see grass and lava rock in the background.
How does a Volcano Shrimp (aka Opae Ula) larvae looks like ?
The larvae swim in a vertical position for days before they mature and fully developed to swim in a horizontal position.