Mysis shrimp ?

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  1. Warr7207

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    Where and in what form is Mysis shrimp available locally ?
     
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  3. Matt

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    I've got frozen
     
  4. Muz

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    Very easily supplied in blister packs at a LFS, I hear you can get them live and culture your own, I think the 2OC does that.. dunno, I just feed the frozen ones as well.
     
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    At my meeting with 2OC the curator told me they just go and catch what they need.
     
  6. Muz

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    Do you know where Henk ?? I also remember Kevin telling me that they are quite available to catch locally but I have no idea where.

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    I'll ask at our next meeting. He sis mention that some times they need to go dive them out. I will find out where and report back
     
  8. Muz

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    thanks for that !
     
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    oh btw - here we get Mysid as aposed to mysis
     
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    When I lived in Granger Bay the guys from the two oceans used to collect Mysids on the quay in front of my apartment. They were living in quite warm water so I managed to acclimate some to reef temperatures (very slowly).

    When diving Justin's at night some time ago I saw clouds of what looked like big Mysids in my lights. I've been kinda keen to go and drop a net with a light in into a kelp forest there to see what I bring up. The water was 11 degrees, so I don't think I'd be able to acclimate those guys.
     
  11. Muz

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    Gooi the net ! check it out, at the very least you may end up with a bucket of live food !
     
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    try and by some brine shrimp eggs and populate your own food in a 2L coke bottle, i i this once very cool
     
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    Problem with brine is they have very little nutritional value. Brine is like candy floss, my fish and coral get a bag a week as a treat. :p
     
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    mmm o.k cool
     
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    freshly hatch BS is very high in nutritional value. When they get only than 24 to 48 hours they become candy floss
     
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