How do I feed frozen mysis shrimp?

 

Frozen food should be thawed before feeding.  Then simply add roughly 5-6 pieces of thawed mysis shrimp per seahorse into the tank, 2-3 times per day.  Leave in the tank until the seahorses aren’t showing any further interest in the food, then remove the excess food with a syphon after each feeding. 

We strongly recommend pre-rinsing the thawed food in RO or aquarium water prior to feeding.  This cleans the food and reduces the waste introduced into your aquarium water.  It works well to use a strainer of some sort.  After thawing, the food can then be placed into a container to further soak the food in an enrichment, if desired. 

Do not microwave or thaw frozen food in hot water as this can breakdown nutrients.

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