Pete Giwojna

Dear Saint:

A little diversity in a seahorse’s diet is always a good thing, but you don’t need to get too fancy with highly domesticated Ocean Riders. The Vibrance formulations have been specially developed by experts to meet the particular nutritional requirements of seahorses when added to frozen Mysis, and Vibrance-enriched Mysis can thus serves as their staple, everyday diet.

To add a little diversity to their diet and a little behavioral enrichment to their lives, most hobbyists simply provide them with occasional treats of live foods such as red feeder shrimp (Halocaridina rubra), Gammarus amphipods, ghost shrimp, post larval shrimp, enriched adult brine shrimp, etc. It’s not uncommon for these galloping gourmets to be a little finicky when it comes to frozen foods of lesser quality since they are accustomed to eating the extremely nutritious, lifelike frozen Mysis relicta as their staple diet from a very young age.

The following link will direct you to some detailed feeding suggestions which discuss proven techniques for thawing and enriching frozen Mysis along with instructions for target feeding and the use of feeding stations — everything you need to know about feeding your new Ocean Riders in a nutshell. The feeding suggestions are listed in my response to a discussion on the Ocean Rider Club under the subject "Not feeding? Or just pods?" You can read them online at the following URL, so please check them out when you get a chance:

Click here: – Seahorse, Sea Life, Marine Life, Aquafarm Sales, Feeds and Accessories – Re:Not feeding…,com_simpleboard/Itemid,144/func,view/id,684/catid,2/

Best of luck with your new seahorses, Saint! You’ll find that one of the nicest things about Ocean Riders is that they’re so easy and undemanding to feed.

Pete Giwojna

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