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    Mysid shrimp propagation

    Apparently my system has developed a breeding population of mysid. There's even a nursery corner of the tank where only the babies seem to hover.

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    Sweet.


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    In the refugium? Also, where did you get live Mysis? I think that may be a cleaner alternative to frozen PE Mysis.

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    Yes that's the fuge and no, I never added any live or otherwise. They must ha e come in on a frag. I built that refugium to be a large pod sanctuary though.

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    These shrimp are mysids, similar to but different from mysis. They are hard to culture enough as a food source to replace frozen because you have to separate the young from the parents, so it's hard to get a large volume. It seems to work pretty well naturally in the sump, and to a smaller degree in the tank, but the ones that venture out too far get eaten. If you look with a flashlight in the holes in the live rock at night you will probably see some in the display too. Their eyes reflect from the flashlight.
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    Yeah. I read up on the propagation of shrimp and realized that most people don't have a high success rate to justify the headache. Something about upside down coke bottles and stuff.

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    Mine was all accidental. But I can assure you that I see a clearly defined nursery, juvenile detention and adult playground. The fuge is sepperated into two Chambers one with faster flow than the other.

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    That's cool. I need to get a population going

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    If you gotten any frags from me at any point chances are you have some In your system. I see them in the bags all the time when bagging orders. My fuge and tanks are loaded with them. They maintain and breed themselves just shy of being preyed upon. Not the easiest things to see but I've always had them in my sumps in every tank I've every had. Wanna find out. Put a small bucket or bottle with some rubble In your aumo, give it a week or so for them to move in before pulling out and you're probably sure to find a couple
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coral Xpressions View Post
    If you gotten any frags from me at any point chances are you have some In your system. I see them in the bags all the time when bagging orders. My fuge and tanks are loaded with them. They maintain and breed themselves just shy of being preyed upon. Not the easiest things to see but I've always had them in my sumps in every tank I've every had. Wanna find out. Put a small bucket or bottle with some rubble In your aumo, give it a week or so for them to move in before pulling out and you're probably sure to find a couple
    Bush I have noticed you are good at all things that propagate.


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    I'd happily reply but I don't want anyone confusing my propagation with tims Lil shrimp
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    I believe that those are just pods, wish Zach could chime in on this.


    This is a mysid and they look like baby ghost shrimp


    I believe these are the pods that most people have

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    What's the difference between my sis shrimp and mysid


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    Oh no, you can clearly tell the difference between a Copepod and a mysid shrimp. Pods are mere dots in in the watwr. In the video you can clearly see they're much bigger than that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck_Reefer View Post
    What's the difference between my sis shrimp and mysid


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    Mysis shrimp are cultured in freshwater. Mysid are saltwater.
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    I don't believe you...no link attached to support your theory bahahahahahaaa
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    Sorry, try this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coral Xpressions View Post
    Oh no, you can clearly tell the difference between a Copepod and a mysid shrimp. Pods are mere dots in in the watwr. In the video you can clearly see they're much bigger than that
    Yes in the video they are clearly larger but I have some HUGE isopods that swim around and crawl around. Ask Greaseball, in my old 90g I had things that looked like large ants swimming around with 8 legs. Mysids truely look like baby ghost shrimp though and are clearly recognized with a tail. In the video they looked like oval blobs which I would believe are more like pods of some sort. Amphispur should weigh in here since I can guarantee he can better explain the difference.

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    You believe everything you read on informative fact writings.
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