Of course, after the eel started to eat the silversides on a regular basis, the local stores ran out of them. I have called in a two hour geographic circumference to no avail. Finally my husband got tired of hearing me rant and got on the internet. A simple search for Hikari Silversides put us to a place called Bio Aquatics. They specialize in ALL types of frozen fish food. The guy there was very very helpful. He told me that no one would have any until mid to late may. Apparently they can only fish for this stuff during one season of the year. They are fishing now for packaging next month. He said Hikari told them that. People are pre ordering silversides by the cases.
Anyway, they had frozen lancefish. I am going to try them out. There minimum order is 10 pounds, but you can mix and match anything from brine shrimp, mysis, squid, krill, bloodworms...anything you can think of.
I put together a 10 pound order and with shipping it came to under 140.00
On average, including shipping,depending on the item I ordered, it was at least a 30% savings off of store prices. They carry the small sizes of stuff on up to the 16 oz size of things and that is where you really save.
You guys that have a few of you together should split some orders, bet you will save tons.