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Orange mysis?

« posted: 3 years ago »
some time ago. I got some wild mysis from Florida. They were presumptively Americamysis Bahia. I've not done much with the culture other than feed (infrequently). Anyway. I was harvesting some to feed to a female that isn't eating well. Much to my surprise I found two that are bright orange.




I'm not sure what the story is. I've only ever fed them enriched bbs. I've only seen this species of mysis white/clear and a dark color. Orange is new to me. I'm wondering if it's not due to how I enrich bbs. Lately I've been growing algae just for enriching bbs. Could the natural carotenoids be encouraging this color? I don't know, but it's cool! I bet if we could get mysis like this, we'd see a lot more brightly colored cb seahorses.[

Normal color next to an orange one.


Normal color.

« Last Edit: 3 years ago by TamiW »

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Re: Orange mysis?

« Reply #1 posted: 3 years ago »
Hmmm?
 well pink flamingo's aren't really pink. the pink  coloration come from there diet . also there's a golden shark , I forget the name but any way it's gold due to the shrimp it eats so ye I'm gonna say that's definitely a plausible theory.
 Feed them to the seahorse and see what color they turn.

 I have to wonder if there color would trigger a more aggressive feeding response  kinda like opae ula shrimp .


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Re: Orange mysis?

« Reply #2 posted: 3 years ago »
Those are fantastic pictures! I want your camera!!
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Re: Orange mysis?

« Reply #3 posted: 3 years ago »
Very cool! Thank you for sharing. +1 for awesome photos!
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« Reply #4 posted: 3 years ago »
Those are fantastic pictures! I want your camera!!

It's just an iphone5s with a cheap macro lens like this. It's not perfect and I usually have to take quite a few dud pictures as compared to the ones that turn out. My DSLR is quicker, so I can take better macroshots with fewer misshoots. But sometimes it's just convenient!


 Feed them to the seahorse and see what color they turn.


That's kind of what I was thinking. What I wouldn't give for frozen mysis to be that color!!

I have to wonder if there color would trigger a more aggressive feeding response  kinda like opae ula shrimp .


Oh, I hadn't consider that. I wonder too. I was feeding some picky wild caught seahorses a friend gave me that weren't eating anything, so I wasn't paying close attention to who is eating what or which ones got ate faster. But it's an interesting idea.
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