Mysid in a 10-gallon

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  1. asid61

    asid61 GPO Registered

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    How many mysid shrimp can i keep in a very lightly planted 10-gallon aquarium?
    I want to be able to have one order last me 1 month for two baby cuttles.
     
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    SabrinaR Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Registered

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    Mysids are very cannibalistic and will likely eat each other very quickly. Most people are lucky to keep them for 2 weeks. I know that space ie surface area is VERY important. I hope others come along to help with more info... good luck.
     
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    What kind of food should one feed mysid shrimps to reduce cannibalism?
     
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    Brine shrimp are the recommended food for Mysid shrimps to reduce cannibalism.
     
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    asid61 GPO Registered

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    But does anyone know how many I can keep? I can feed them any kind of food, including brine shrimp, but how many can keep in the 10-gallon? I know how much baby cuttles eat.
     
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    Cephalopodlover, cheers.
     
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    The amount really depends on how good your water quality is and ensuring you provide enough food. Regarding an actual number... that is hard to say. If you are worried about running out of them then I would suggest ordering them early and starting a little culture going so you have different stocks and a constant supply. Then, you could supplement that supply with a new shipment as needed.

    Greg
     
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    The place I found will mail you 100 mysid for 20.00 ( shipping inclued in the price) and will ship weekly if you need.
    They say to keep 200 in a shoebox size tupperware container with an air stone and feed crushed fish food and baby brine shrimp.
    This will keep them for up 2 week if not more.

    I seems to be working for me, do 10% water change 2 time a week, salt level 1.014
    Mine like they have been breeding; need 8 hours of dark and 68 degree water

    Mike

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    Thanks guys
     

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