Proudly Celebrating 13 Years
Ecosystems of Hawaii, was started as a home-based business as an extension of my family's business, started over 20 years ago on the Island of Oahu in Hawaii. I started designing these ecosystems in Colorado in 2004 and in 2011 moved to California.
Originally I sold sold my products in gift shops and flower shops as an alternative to more traditional gifts and it was well received.
After being approached by a few promoters we were convinced to try offering directly to the public at Art and Craft shows in Colorado, California, Arizona, and Nevada. Until now that was the only way to purchase these unique systems. After many request from our customers we have decided to offer some of our products online. We do sell all of our products online at arts and craft shows.
You can also order ahead and pick up at the show. Custom pieces are available upon request (email or private message us on social media).
Now, about these very special shrimp and their environments. They are found naturally in the anchialine pools in Hawaii. They are herbivores and they only reach about 1/2 " in size at maturity. Like all living creatures they have personalities and will change color from clear to bright red depending on how they are feeling. Most people do become attached to them. We are told that the little guys make them happy. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
Over the past 15 years I have loved seeing the joy that these ecosystems bring to my customers. Popular spots are office desks and cubes, kitchens, and special shelves or nooks around the house. Hopefully you have seen one somewhere as they tend to live for quite some time. We have something in almost every price range so you can enjoy one of your own.
We would welcome the opportunity to deliver you something that you will enjoy showing your friends and family. Please allow at least three weeks for special orders as all systems are hand made.
The Coral We Use
Picture Below: Various Fan Corals from around the world
Picture Below: Vintage Black Coral from Maui
Picture Below: Rare Sea Whip Coral
The Hawaiian Key
Opae'ula: is a Hawaiian Red Shrimp or Volcano Shrimp. They are small red shrimp that are part of the Atyidae Family.
Pua: is the Hawaiian word for flower.