Live Food Suppliers

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Finding live  food for syngnathids can be difficult. Here is a list of mail order and online suppliers wordwide.

USA | UK | Ireland | Germany | Switzerland | Austria | Europe | Japan | | Australia | Turkey

USA

Mysis

Seahorse Source – SeahorseSource.com
Live Aquaria – LiveAquaria.com
Sach’s Aquaculture Store – AquacultureStore.com
MBL Aquaculture – MBLaquaculture.com
U.S. Mysids, Inc. – mysids.com
Aquatic Indicators

Hawaiian Red Shrimp (Opae ula)

Oh My Opae – OhMyOpae.com

Grass Shrimp/Ghost Shrimp

Sach’s Aquaculture Store – AquacultureStore.com
Reefs 2 Go – Reefs2Go.com

Larval Shrimp

Live Aquaria – LiveAquaria.com

Amphipods

Sach’s Aquaculture Store – AquacultureStore.com
Reefs 2 Go – Reefs2Go.com  

Brine Shrimp

Live Aquaria – LiveAquaria.com
Reefs 2 Go – Reefs2Go.com

Brine Shrimp Eggs

Brine Shrimp Direct – BrineShrimpDirect.com

Decapsulated Brine Shrimp Eggs (hatching)

Seahorse Source – SeahorseSource.com
Live Aquaria – LiveAquaria.com
Brine Shrimp Direct – BrineShrimpDirect.com

Copepods

Live Copepods – LiveCopepods.com
Seahorse Source – SeahorseSource.com
Live Aquaria – LiveAquaria.com
Sach’s Aquaculture Store – AquacultureStore.com
Premium Aquatics – PremiumAquatics.com

Rotifers

Seahorse Source – SeahorseSource.com
Live Aquaria – LiveAquaria.com
Sach’s Aquaculture Store – AquacultureStore.com
Florida Aqua Farms – Florida-aqua-farms.com  

Moina Salina

(Most suppliers have been out for quite some time!)
Seahorse Source – SeahorseSource.com

Live Aquaria – LiveAquaria.com

Phytoplankton

Seahorse Source – SeahorseSource.com
Live Aquaria – LiveAquaria.com
Sach’s Aquaculture Store – AquacultureStore.com
Florida Aqua Farms – Florida-aqua-farms.com
Premium Aquatics – PremiumAquatics.com

UK

Mysis

Reefloat Mysis – Mysis.me.uk
Simple Seahorses – SimplySeahorses.co.uk
Planted Tanks – Plantedtanks.co.uk

River Shrimp

Live Aquatic Fish Foods – livefishfood.co.uk

Copepods

Simple Seahorses – SimplySeahorses.co.uk
Reef Phyto  –  reefphyto.co.uk
ZM Systems – zmsystems.co.uk

Rotifers

Simple Seahorses – SimplySeahorses.co.uk
Reef Phyto  –  reefphyto.co.uk
ZM Systems – zmsystems.co.uk

Phytoplankton

Simple Seahorses – SimplySeahorses.co.uk
Reef Phyto  –  reefphyto.co.uk
ZM Systems – zmsystems.co.uk

Brine Shrimp Eggs

Simple Seahorses – SimplySeahorses.co.uk
Reef Phyto  –  reefphyto.co.uk
ZM Systems – zmsystems.co.uk

Decapsulated Brine Shrimp Eggs (hatching)

ZM Systems – zmsystems.co.uk

Ireland

Mysis

Reefloat Mysis – Mysis.me.uk

 

Germany (Deutschland)

Mysis (Lebendfutter-Mysis)

Meeresaquaristik- shop-meeresaquaristik.de
Aqua Hobby Fischfutterhandel – fischfutterhandel.de

Feeder Shrimp (Futtergarnelen)

Meeresaquaristik- shop-meeresaquaristik.de
Aqua Hobby Fischfutterhandel – fischfutterhandel.de
Interaquaristik – interaquaristik.de

Amphipods (Meeresbachflohkrebse)

Interaquaristik – interaquaristik.de

Brine Shrimp (Artemia)

Meeresaquaristik- shop-meeresaquaristik.de
Interaquaristik – interaquaristik.de

Brine Shrimp Eggs

Meeresaquaristik- shop-meeresaquaristik.de

Copepods (Copepoden)

Meeresaquaristik- shop-meeresaquaristik.de
Interaquaristik – interaquaristik.de

Rotifers (Seewasser-Rädertierchen)

Aqua Hobby Fischfutterhandel – fischfutterhandel.de
Interaquaristik – interaquaristik.de

Moina Salina (Meerwasser-Moina)

Meeresaquaristik- shop-meeresaquaristik.de
Interaquaristik – interaquaristik.de

Phytoplankton (Seewasserschwebealge)

Interaquaristik – interaquaristik.de

Switzerland

plankton shop – www.plankton-shop.ch

Austria

Coral Shop – coralshop.at

Europe

Seahorse Mania – SeahorseMania.eu

Japan

Isazaami.com
Kaiba World – Kaiba-world.com

Australia

Mysis

Oceanarium – Oceanarium.com.au
Australian Coral Farms – AustralianCoralFarms.com.au

Feeder Shrimp

Australian Coral Farms – AustralianCoralFarms.com.au
Atlas Aquarium – AtlasAquarium.com.au
Aquablue Seafoods – AquablueSeafoods.com.au

Rotifers

Reef Culture- reefculture.com.au

Brine Shrimp Eggs

Reef Culture- reefculture.com.au

Decapsulated Brine Shrimp Eggs (hatching)

Reef Culture- reefculture.com.au

Phytoplankton

Reef Culture- reefculture.com.au

 

Turkey (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti)

Gammarus/Amphipods

Mercan ÇiftliÄŸi – mercanciftligi.net(seasonal)

Brine Shrimp

Mercan ÇiftliÄŸi – mercanciftligi.net(seasonal)

Peppermint Shrimp As Food

Mercan ÇiftliÄŸi – mercanciftligi.net(seasonal)

Mercan Çiftliği is also working to import frozen mysis shrimp as it is difficult to find in Turkey.

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.

9 Responses to “Live Food Suppliers”

  1. Herb Hickox Says:

    I represent Aquatic Indicators, Inc. We supply most of the large aquaria in the USA with their live mysids and would like to be included in your list of suppliers. We do not have a website but I will be glad to give you the office phone number and any other info you need. The above email is my personal address. My personal phone number is: 9904)814-2561

  2. Meriam Cullen Says:

    Hi! Is this only available on US, Europe and UK? Is there any site that available around ASIA? My brother currently living in Japan and wants to know where he can get live food. Thank you.

  3. Ray Lewis Says:

    Mr. Hickox no longer represents Aquatic Indicators, Inc.
    Please contact Ray, Robin or Chad at any time at 904-829-2780 (our business phone number). Our website will debut in the near future (by Dec 2012).
    The forage division of Aquatic Indicators supplies live mysid shrimp as food for Sea Dragons, Sea Horses, and many other captive fish. Unlike Artemia, mysid shrimp are a natural food for marine species and highly attractive to the predatory nature of even the most finicky carnivorous fish. Our mysids are primarily of the species Mysidopsis bahia (also known as Americamysis bahia or Opossum shrimp).
    Our collectors capture them in the remote coastal waters of Florida’s estuaries and barrier islands. They are transported to our laboratory facilities in St. Augustine for observation and stabilization. They are then shipped within 36 hours of capture to insure nutritional integrity. Thoughout this process, great care is observed to assure the quality and health of our organisms.
    Also seasonally available are Paleomonetes pugio (grass shrimp) and Brachionus plicatilis (saltwater rotifers).
    Aquatic Indicators was established in 1985 as a supplier of bioassay organisms. Our forage division was created in 1990 to provide quality organisms to marine aquarists and oceanariums at very reasonable prices. Our nationwide clientele include Monterey Bay Aquarium, Georgia Aquarium and Sea World of Florida.

  4. Kes Says:

    I have used the products from http://reefnutrition.com/ before and they have great stuff. Really knowledgable and supportive too for culturing questions. They are based in the US but have distributors around the world.

  5. Herb Hickox Says:

    Herb Hickox presently operates a new company that supplies live mysids to many aquariums in the US. The name of the company is U.S. Mysids, Inc. and I would like to become your supplier in the future. Please give me a call at : (904)814-2561 or email: usmsyds@gmail.com

  6. Nuno Rodrigues Says:

    Anyone supplies live mysis to Portugal?

  7. Tami Says:

    I do not know anyone that does. However, you may want to reach out to Jorge Palma, of UAlg’s Centre of Marine Sciences. He was featured in this article about raising seahorses (http://www.theportugalnews.com/news/algarve-researchers-pioneers-in-breeding-seahorses-in-captivity/28318), so I suspect if anyone would know, he would.

    If you do find a supplier, please report back! I’d love to add other sources.

  8. Herb Hickox Says:

    U.S. Mysids will be happy to supply mysids to anyone. We are located in Florida but I have been personally involved in sending live mysids to Hawaii that made it in fine condition. U.S. Mysids would be willing to work with any organization or individual to try and ship live mysids to wherever you need them. Just give us a call at (904)814-2561 or email usmysids@gmail.com

  9. Greg Smith Says:

    We sell moina salina, parvocalanus copepods, rotifers, amphipods, and phytoplankton in limited supplies for pickup only. They are all cultured here.

    Aquatic Technology
    26966 Royalton Road
    Columbia Station, OH 44028
    USA
    (440) 236 8330

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