Mysis shrimp ?

Warr7207

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Where and in what form is Mysis shrimp available locally ?
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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thanks for that !
 

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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.
 

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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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try and by some brine shrimp eggs and populate your own food in a 2L coke bottle, i i this once very cool
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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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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