LIVE Mysid shrimp wanted in Cape Town

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  1. jacquesb

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    Hi everyone..... who can perhaps assist me with this?

    I am reasonably urgently looking for LIVE mysid shrimp in the Cape Town area (I am in Table View/Blouberg area).

    Please let me know if you can get some, or KNOWS someone who can get you some, that I can get from you perhaps?

    Pretty please?

    Many thanks.
    Jacques:thumbup:
     
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  3. cybervic

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    Have you tried 2 Oceans or the oceanic resarch institute?

    Maybe they can help you out. Else get a fine net and net some out and start your own culture. Just remember to siphon off the young daily, else the adults will have them for lunch
     
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Many thanks Cybervic - I will try the 2 Oceans.... I have tried calling Kevin there, but no luck yet - was not able to get hold of him yet.
    Also - I got a contact's name at the Research Aquarium.
    I will see if I can get to the small boat slipway close to Mouille Point - as I heard from someone that they caught some at some stage in the rockpools at this slipway....

    I was just wondering if someone perhaps had some other contacts ;-)

    Thanks again!
     
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    :p I'm also looking for a culture, not as lucky as you sitting almost next to the sea. All I have in Kimberley is a Big Hole :p
     
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    Hi Wikus - I got lucky (no - not in that way - not today, YET! :)

    I got me some live mysid shrimps at someone at the research aquarium. IF I manage to keep them alive, and manage to breed them, I will keep some for you. And if you would ever come to Cape Town, bring a battery operated air-pump and a container.....
    Then you could too have your own mysid culture.... ! :)

    BUT - please give me a chance to see if I can keep alive for at least a few weeks.... that I can get a few broods / babies from them.....

    Cheers mate!
     
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    please keep us up to date with your doings.
     
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Hi lIghty - I will do so.... BTW: I have found a site/web-page where they show you to "teach" your ponies how to accept frozen.... you interested?

    Would you want some mysid cultures too, IF I can keep them alive for at least a few broods? Or can you catch your own mysid?
     
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    I've seen a couple page but if you could post the page, might help if I haven't seen it, but have started to feed frozen and not going all that bad. thanks
     
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    Thanks for the offer. A trip to the mother city all depends on the finances :p Me and the wife are planning a trip to CT next year, so yeah maybe we could organise something.
     
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    Hi Jacques, any long lost updates on the mysis shrimp home aquaculture ?

    Anyone else get this right ?
     
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    Jacques is not around but i'm sure other people will be able to help you.
     
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    Thanks, just wondering, doesn't look as easy as brine shrimp :-(
     
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    have you grown your brine to adulthood? My culture has been running for a while & the adults are about 18mm.
     
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    Nope, just started a brine shrimp hatchery, so not experienced at all !!!
     
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    It's quite simple actually. After the decapsulated brine shrimp nauplii have hatched & most of the nauplii been fed then I dump what's left of the culture into a 25L bucket & mix a half teaspoon of brewers yeast with some tank water (500ml) properly then add to the culture or if you are culturing phyto use that as well as the yeast to feed the shrimp . The same with the hatchery have a light shining on it & a soft bubble flow (no air stones). After about 3-4 weeks you'll have brine shrimp about 18mm long.

    I hope this helps & if you want to start a phyto culture give me a shout.
     
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    @jacquesb - any plans breeding mysis shrimp again? Would be awesome to have someone doing it in Cape Town!
     
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    Hi Marine007. Nope. Sorry mate. I was never ABLE to keep them alive! As I told Sea-Horse. Even David (459b) struggled!
     
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    I have an empty Boyu 550 and dreams of seahorses ...

    Do you still have connections at TwoOceans? I know they have live mysis shrimp in one of the display tanks. (The aquarium is another places where I spend time with my 3 year old on rainy days ...)
     
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    Hi Marine007 - I might have. I just have to check. BUT - the issue is. They go out and catch the live mysis/mysid once to twice a week. They catch them out at Seapoint - you know where the small craft launch pad is? About 1km from there.....

    So - even they cannot breed the mysis/mysid..... :(

    That said - my sea-horses actually started taking defrosted mysis/mysid. BUT - I had about 60kg of live rock in the tank - and the pods bred like crazy..... I only had the two female tiger-tail sea horses..... So - they were able to hunt merrily on live pods. They actually did take frozen once to twice a week though ;)
     
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