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Old 10-26-2005, 06:20 PM   #1
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Do you have live mysis shrimp in your tank?

My LFS has live mysis shrimp running around the sandbed in some of their tanks. So I was wondering why I never see any in mine, and if others have them. Since fish love to eat them, I'm guessing that anyone who has fish doesn't have mysis shrimp.
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they would be a nice addtion to a refugium tho.
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So if you had them in a fishless nano or a refugium then they would reproduce like pods?
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as long as they had a food source, I would think so
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Old 10-26-2005, 10:47 PM   #5
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yes cultures of them are massively expensive though, GARF grunge almost always has some in it though and its only 5 bucks a pound. Two pounds seeded my refugium nicely. I have Mysis and all kinds of different pods and micro stars, not too mention the strangest sponge on earth. long black fingers that stick up almost to the surface. I almost want to make a nano that will display a large colony of it.
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Old 10-26-2005, 10:59 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info. I'm going to have to set something up for them. I just like watching them scurrying around on the sand bed.
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I have quite a few...although I didn't have any for the first year. I think some hitchhiked in with something and I've had them ever since. I have fish, but the mysis hide out in the shadows and under things so the fish don't catch them.

On one occasion, I saw one go for a quick swim into open water. (suicidal...maybe?). Anyway, the swim lasted about 1 second.
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I thought mysis shrimp were freshwater? I seem to remember my frozen shrimp from the LFS as being freshwater. There's obviously both
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I have seen them in my refuge. They must have hitched a ride because I did not add them .
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I read something about mysis shrimp that said there are FW and SW varieties.
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