I have an order of volcanoes on the way. I’ll get some frosen mysids and see if I can’t entice him/her. It readily wolfs(snicks) live mysids. We have Grammarus living in the tank, but seem to reproduce slowly(or she is a ravenous eater). She always looks on the thin side, even after eating twenty volcanoes! Today I gave her 5 volcanos and 5 Mysids. Like a hound dog she hunted them down, even lying on her side to get at them under the live rock.
I was unaware of the potential for introducing disease via Artemia. I have several hatcheries going to provide naupuli for the Mysids. Occasionally an Artemia will make it to adulthood. I’ll start rinsing the litle fellars in fresh water in the future.
It is almost as much fun catching her meal as it is feeding her.
We hadn’t planned on getting a seahorse, but this one was in a little itsy, bitsy tank. They hadn’t ordered a seahorse, but lo and behold their distributor messed up. The lfs quarantines everything for two weeks before putting it out for sale. They were afraid is they sent her back that she would die, and kept her. As I said, It was in a small tank, and being the push over that my wife and I are we took her home after a minimal amount of preparation. We got a 20 gal tall tank and started it with water/rock from the reef tank, ran the undergravel filter for a few days, put in a clean up crew and got the seahorse. Yeah yeah I know we should have prepared better, but we’ve had her about 9 months now, and so far she looks good except thin. On the other hand she is active, and personable(who would a thunk that of a seahorse?). Now you can’t pry her out of my hands.
Thanks for the info,