Food And Nutrition

  • Frozen Mysis Part 2: The Science Behind the Food

    Seahorse Feeding At Glass Dish By Tami Weiss | Date posted: 03/26/2015

    In this long overdue follow-up, we learn why it’s so important to be picky about frozen foods. Protein denaturation, lipid peroxidation and a break down of other important nutrients can have long-term health impacts on our seahorses. Continue reading

  • Frozen Mysis Part 1: The Quest For Quality Food

    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

    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

    By Marc Wong | Date posted:

    Special thanks to 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

    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

    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

    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

  • Artemia enrichment – How To Enrich Brine Shrimp

    water bubbling in bucket By SRAC | Date posted: 10/01/2000

    Artemia strains differ in size and nutritional quality, particularly in content of highly unsaturated fatty acids (HUFA). In the 1980s researchers found that fish larvae feed strains containing more than 4 percent eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) 20:5 n-3 yielded significantly better … 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