Marine Mysid Shrimp is a great food for seahorses, cowfish, sea dragons, pipefish. In fact, most marine fry/ juvenile fish eat them. Mysid will make a great addition to your marine tank, whether it is a coral only, reef aquarium fish only, or your refugium.
These saltwater mysid shrimp grow up to 9mm long. Common names for them are Possum shrimp or sometimes called mysid. They carry their babies in a brood pouch until they are a perfectly formed replicas of the parent. Then the female releases them. We provide these mysid shrimp as a feed item and seeding established marine tanks and refugium.
Marine Mysid Shrimp are used to feed finicky fish or a fish you have brought home that is not eating, all small-mouthed fish love them. These species are a great food source for sea dragons, seahorses, pipefish, dragnets, gobies, cuttlefish, bobtail squid, baby octopi, cephalopods and many others.
The frozen Freshwater Mysis you buy at your local fish store is not a marine mysid shrimp at all. The freshwater Mysis also has a very different nutritional profile, not what a marine seahorse needs. 58 genera make up the Mysidae family. Though they do closely resemble them, they are, in fact, a primitive relative of the marine shrimp found in the oceans.
Mysid shrimp are difficult to culture due to their cannibalistic behaviour, of picking off weaker and smaller individuals. It is normal to have up to a 5-15% mortality rate when receiving your order. We add an extra to cover for any eaten individuals.
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