overviewWe have Mysids! These aquarium favorites are a great addition to any marine reef or fish system. We recommend adding them either to your top tank, to the refugium, or both.
Mysid shrimp, also known as opossum shrimp, make an excellent diet for live-food eating aquatic animals like seadragons, seahorses and pipefish. There are many fish that may normally be difficult to feed, but will accept these succulent little crustaceans with gusto! They are also a nutritious food, relatively high in protein and fats.
To maintain long term, keep in a small aquarium or 5-gallon bucket by themselves with an air-driven sponge filter. Mysid shrimp should be fed liquid Phytoplankton or Brine Shrimp Food when maintaining these animals for more than a few days. For short term storage, keeping them in the unopened bag (there is enough pure oxygen sealed in the bag for 3 days) and placing the bag in a 40ºF refrigerator works well. At this temperature they will slow down their metabolism and require very little oxygen.
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Mysids are 5 - 10 mm and are shipped in 500ml of water per 75 shrimp.
Mysid Shrimp are guaranteed to arrive alive but are exempt from our extended guarantee after their arrival.