Food And Nutrition

  • Frozen Mysis Part 1: The Quest For Quality Mysis

    Thawed frozen mysis By Tami Weiss | Date posted: 05/11/2014

    Feeding seahorses is always a challenge. Finding quality frozen mysis shrimp is just one part of this challenge, but it can be a big one. This guide covers some of the issue faced when purchasing frozen foods for seahorses. Continue reading

  • Foods for Breeding Syngnathids

    Copepod detail. By Tami Weiss | Date posted: 09/18/2012

    Seahorses and their syngnathid relatives provide some interesting challenges raising from birth. Although they produce larger young than many marine species, they often ignore foods that have been the standard for raising marine fish. They must be supplied live food … Continue reading

  • Decapsulating Brine Shrimp Eggs

    bbs_decapsulate_01 By Marc Wong | Date posted: 12/17/2009

    Marc Wong of Ventral Fins shows how to decapsulate brine shrimp eggs, leading to better hatch rates and cleaner brine shrimp. Continue reading

  • DIY Brine Shrimp Hatchery

    diy_bbs_01 By Marc Wong | Date posted:

    Special thanks to Ventralfins.com for giving us permission to republish Marc’s excellent article. Every time someone asks me to to describe to them how to build a brine shrimp hatchery, I have to repeat the same instructions over and over … Continue reading

  • Collecting Shrimp

    My favorite, spot at Starcross on the river Exe Estuary. By Dave Isaacs | Date posted: 06/24/2009

    Republished from International Reefers with permission. Special thanks to David Isaacs for allowing us to reprint his mysis collecting tips! Editors note: This instructions are specific to the Exe Estuary in England, but will be applicable to most shorelines with … Continue reading

  • Live Food Suppliers

    Seahorse hunting food By Administrator | Date posted: 08/29/2008

    Finding live food for syngnathids can be difficult. Here is a list of mail order and online suppliers wordwide. If you know of any additional suppliers that should be added, please add to the comments below and I’ll add them to this list. Continue reading

  • Seahorse and Pipefish Foods

    H. ingens eating enriched bring shrimp By Tami Weiss | Date posted: 06/25/2005

    Seahorses are ambush predators, feeding primarily on crustaceans, mostly shrimp. In their wild state, most seahorses only eat live food. (Although H. capensis is an exception and known to feed on dead food in the wild). In our aquariums, Wild … Continue reading

  • Raising Brine Shrimp

    Adult Brine Shrimp By RayJay | Date posted: 10/09/1999

    To date, I haven’t found a simple way to raise Brine Shrimp in dense growing conditions in a short period of time, although I’ve seen many postings claiming to have simple methods that work. Low density growing is fairly easy … Continue reading