All Ocean Rider Seahorses Are Pre-Trained to Feed on Frozen Mysis Shrimp from Piscine Energetics Enhanced With Vibrance 2.
2-5 frozen mysis shrimp enhanced with Vibrance per seahorse per feeding twice a day, 6 days per week with one fast day per week. Please give your seahorse 24 hours to adjust to their new home before feeding the frozen mysis. These seahorses are very well fed before leaving the farm and can easily go a day or two without food, so please don’t worry about feeding them on the first day. Always be Careful NOT to OVERFEED. If there are leftovers on the bottom of the tank for more than 30minutes you are overfeeding and will need to siphon out the uneaten food and reduce the amount of mysis for the next feeding. Please do NOT feed seahorses before going to sleep at night so that you can see what they eat and don’t!! Please do NOT turn your pump off before feeding. (too many people forget to turn it back on!!)
Sprinkle a “pinch” of Vibrance onto the frozen mysis. Allow the mysis shrimp to thaw. Gently mix the Vibrance into the mysis so that the head is red. Apply the feed to seahorse tank. You may use a feeding station for this. Find out how by going to the FAQ’s and typing in feeding station. You will see that our seahorses recognize this food quickly. This high quality frozen mysis shrimp, combined with Vibrance creates a food that is very high in HUFA’s (especially DHA omega 3 and omega 6 DHA series),carotenoids, vitamins and minerals which are essential components to the diet of the seahorse. This is such a good diet that we recommended that you “fast” your seahorses one day per week. Feeding of live food is for your entertainment and is not necessary. However it is a good idea to feed the red volcanic shrimp once every few weeks or so to provide the seahorse with behavorial enrichment and some variation in the diet. Please do not feed live feeds of unknown origin that may introduce pathogens into your system.
Since you are buying Ocean Riders directly from our “high health” farm in tropical Hawaii where they are born and raised they will be free of pathogens. To keep these hand raised pets healthy please avoid introducing animals that are not certified to be free of pathogens, maintain excellent water quality and feed the seahorses properly!
Ocean Rider Seahorses will live for 5 to 6, so if you want to keep them this long follow our recommendations above and remember your new pets like plenty of bright thick hitching posts, are vertically oriented animals, and do better in groups, so feel free to put several seahorses together in the same tank. Although our seahorses do pair pond, they can be very gregarious and will court and mate with others, which means you will have the opportunity to witness their magnificent mating dance frequently!