Mysid Shrimp


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Best place to buy Mysid feeder shrimp is a nursery that has a large enough volume capacity on hand to ship large cultures up to 100K or more adult Mysid or Mysis on demand with in 24 hours. So you have a dependable source of live fish food Mysid shrimp.


Aquaculture Nursery Farms is the source that you can depend on to consistently deliver live fish food cultures of Copepods, Mysid, and Amphipods no matter what time of year.

Benefits: Live Saltwater Mysid feeder shrimp. Also known as Mysis shrimp.

Provides a nutritionally beneficial food for our corals and fish.

Can reproduce and live in our aquarium for a constant supply of live zooplankton.

Buy live Mysid shrimp if you want to provide the best nutrition for your Seahorse. Live Mysid or Mysis shrimp are the best seahorse food.

Is an excellent micro clean up crew. Breaks down decaying waste after the larger hermit crabs and snails finish their job, thereby, creating a well rounded circle of life in our marine tanks.

Provides the natural movement that fish, like seahorses, Leafy Sea dragons , mandarins, pipefish, butterfly fish, (just to name a few) are always looking for. The enticing movement of these feeder shrimp mysid is what attracts fish to consider them appetizing.

Mysids can help us to wean fish slowly over to dried or frozen foods. Your pets won’t get as much of a shock having to change from what they are used to feeding  in the wild, or die in the process before they have a chance to adapt.


Many of the fish that we purchase at our local pet store are used to feeding on live prey animals. There are certain trigger responses that illicit feeding behavior. This is one of the reasons  many of the fish that we try to keep in captivity slowly wither away, in a period of sometimes months , and then die, even though we have all our pumps, skimmers, bells and whistles and everything right. Many times this happens because the animal’s instinct is developed, (or you might say trained) to key in on certain triggers that set off their feeding response.

These feeding triggers are related to sight, sound, smell, and sometimes touch and of course taste. So we end up with a beautiful fish that does not seem to want to eat very much, and slowly loses its color and vitality. If we are lucky, some will even eat the food that we feed them, but the pellets or whatever, does not contain the appropriate vitamins and minerals for the fishesultimate health in the long run.

These live feeder mysids are a key ingredient to achieve the well - being of our fish. They allow us as hobbyist, to be able to help a fish  get acclimated to its new world when we take them from their happy home in the wild.


Function in the marine aquarium:


They are very beneficial as a micro cleanup crew. If you can establish a breeding colony in your sump or main tank, they will live and reproduce in your system, thus providing valuable nutrition for the captive kept animals: Such as anemone, Pipefish, Seahorses, Mandarins, all types of gobies, small to medium cuttlefish and many more.

Mysid feeder shrimp are a vital part of the micro fauna (Zooplankton) in our natural ocean reefs. We believe that they should be an integral part of our captive ecosystems in our home aquariums. They are part of the Ocean’s life cycle that we should try to recreate when we set up Reef system aquariums. We believe that our aquariums should reflect as much as possible the natural flora and fauna of the earths oceans. Many animals rely on a complete life cycle in their environment in order to live and thrive to their best potential.


Behavior & Characteristics:

It is a natural planktonic predator. Means it swims in the water column and feeds on zooplankton.

It also likes to eat detritus and things like leftover food. That’s leftover fish food. Not your left over dinner J. If you have shrimp eating fish, these shrimp will find hiding holes in rocks and crevices to hang out in and constantly search for food particles.

If feeder shrimp sense possible predators in your tank they will not be as visible except maybe at night when the fish go to sleep. Feeder shrimp or grass shrimp are mostly nocturnal like most zooplanktons. The female carries her babies in a brood pouch, like a possum, eventually releasing them as fully functional replicas of the parents, fully developed.




Put some feeder shrimp in your sump or refugium if you have it. And put some more in your main display after lights out and fish have settled. Feeder shrimp will constantly breed and produce fully developed babies smaller than 1 millimeter which will become a very nutritious live food for those picky eaters like Butterfly Fish, Dragonettes, Baby Seahorses dwarf seahorses and others. They’re a great addition to Coral Reef tanks. The mysids are constantly busy cleaning all around the corals.


Tip for helping establish a live reproducing mysid colony in your reef tank.


Place live rock in a way that you create small half inch high cave or shelves preferably on the bottom near the sand. This will give the mysid shrimp a place to take refuge from predation. Most likely the mysid will establish a colony and start to self reproduce in your tank where the fish can't eat them all at once.


Supply of live saltwater fish food for Reef Tank aquarium. For Coral, Fish, Filter Feeders, Clams, Feather dusters, Mandarin, Dragonet, seahorses. We culture every kind of saltwater food and are always developing other forage organisms. When you buy live fish food items like live mysid, live amphipods, live copepods, Grass shrimp, you are providing essential nutrition for your captive kept fish and corals. Animals like cuttlefish, jawfish, seahorses, pipefish, saltwater fish need these live saltwater fish foods.



Must be acclimated the same way as when you introduce live fish to your tank. Will come with acclimation instructions. And how to introduce to the aquarium.

How do I feed Mysid feeder shrimp?

Feed the feeder saltwater white shrimp as much as they can consume in 5 minutes. If you over feed you will deteriorate your water quality.

If you underfeed they wont get enough nutrition and either die then get eaten by the other ones so it will look like cannibalism. Smaller feedings multiple times per day are best. We feed ours cultures 6 times per day with small feedings but this is not practical for someone that does not have the time in the day to dedicate to a full time culture. 


Just feed small feedings 2-3 times per day or when you are able to. If you happen to skip one or two feeding due to other engagements don't worry about it. 


Make sure you have good quality micronized feed like our Mysid food that we produce that is nutritious not just empty calories. 


Pay attention to your water quality. At first when your experimenting with culturing you could overdo it and have to perform frequent water changes until you get the feel for it. There's no way to have instructions for an exact amount of feeding since this experiment is biological and everything is changing from week to week. Like for instance the shrimp are getting bigger each week and require more food per feeding. There's no hard and fast rule when it comes to feeding quantity etc.


What many of our customers do is they culture the feeder shrimp in a sump or refugium that is attached to the main large display tank which gives you a buffer as far as water quality with excessive feeding because of the larger water volume and  nitrifying bacteria levels in the system.




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