Live Food Sources

Compiled by Tamara Weiss

List maintained by Seahorse.org

Brine Shrimp

Sach's Systems Aquaculture - aquaculturestore.com
Mariculture Technologies International - mariculturetechnology.com
Elmer's Aquarium Pet Center - elmersaquarium.com

Brine Shrimp Eggs

Sach's Systems Aquaculture - aquaculturestore.com
Brine Shrimp Direct - brineshrimpdirect.com
Mariculture Technologies International - mariculturetechnology.com

Copepods (marine)

Reed Mariculture - reedmariculture.com
Sach's Systems Aquaculture - aquaculturestore.com
Seawater Express Inc. Shrimp Farm (a.k.a. Noni's Shrimp!)

Copepods (fresh)

L.F.S Cultures - lfscultures.com
Sach's Systems Aquaculture - aquaculturestore.com (as part of their plankton mix)

Daphnia (fresh)

L.F.S Cultures - lfscultures.com
Sach's Systems Aquaculture - aquaculturestore.com
Marinco Bioassay Laboratory - biologylab.com
Chesapeake Cultures - c-cultures.com
Florida Aqua Farms - florida-aqua-farms.com

Daphnia (marine)

There is a species of marine Daphnia (Moina salina), however, no suppliers are known. Mention of it shows up in literature about aquaculturing in Thailand.

Euglena

L.F.S Cultures - lfscultures.com

Gammarus/Scuds/Amphipods (marine)

Indo-Pacific Sea Farms - ipsf.com
Ocean Rider - oceanrider.com (green iron horse feeds)
Inland Aquatics - inlandaquatics.com
Chesapeake Cultures - c-cultures.com
Florida Aqua Farms - florida-aqua-farms.com

Gammarus/Scuds/Amphipods (fresh)

Florida Aqua Farms - florida-aqua-farms.com
Inland Aquatics - inlandaquatics.com
Chesapeake Cultures - c-cultures.com

Ghost Shrimp/Grass Shrimp/River Shrimp/Glass Shrimp (marine)

Sach's Systems Aquaculture - aquaculturestore.com
Seawater Express Inc. Shrimp Farm (a.k.a. Noni's Shrimp!)

Ghost Shrimp/Grass Shrimp/River Shrimp/Glass Shrimp (fresh)

Mariculture Technologies International - mariculturetechnology.com
RMS Aquaculture - rmsaquaculture.com
Elmer's Aquarium Pet Center - elmersaquarium.com

Macroalgae as food:

Indo-Pacific Sea Farms - ipsf.com
Stockly's Aquariums of Hawaii - ecosaqua.com
Inland Aquatics - inlandaquatics.com
Mariculture Technologies International - mariculturetechnology.com

Mosquito Larvae

Sach's Systems Aquaculture - aquaculturestore.com

Mysis / Opossum Shrimp

Marinco Bioassay Laboratory - biologylab.com
Inland Aquatics - inlandaquatics.com
Chesapeake Cultures - c-cultures.com
Reed Mariculture - reedmariculture.com/
Sach's Systems Aquaculture - aquaculturestore.com

Phytoplankton

L.F.S Cultures - lfscultures.com
Sach's Systems Aquaculture - aquaculturestore.com
Mariculture Technologies International - mariculturetechnology.com
Florida Aqua Farms - florida-aqua-farms.com
http://www.carolina.com

Plankton Misc. (marine)

Sach's Systems Aquaculture - aquaculturestore.com
Indo-Pacific Sea Farms - ipsf.com

Plankton Misc. (fresh)

Sach's Systems Aquaculture - aquaculturestore.com

Rotifers (fresh)

L.F.S Cultures - lfscultures.com
Sach's Systems Aquaculture - aquaculturestore.com
Marinco Bioassay Laboratory - biologylab.com
Florida Aqua Farms - florida-aqua-farms.com

Rotifers (marine)

L.F.S Cultures - lfscultures.com
Sach's Systems Aquaculture - aquaculturestore.com
Marinco Bioassay Laboratory - biologylab.com
Mariculture Technologies International - mariculturetechnology.com
Reed Mariculture - reedmariculture.com/
Florida Aqua Farms - florida-aqua-farms.com

Rotifer Cysts (fresh)

 

Rotifer Cysts (marine)

Sach's Systems Aquaculture - aquaculturestore.com
Florida Aqua Farms - florida-aqua-farms.com

Red Shrimp, Opa'e ula, Halocaridina rubra

Stockly's Aquariums of Hawaii - ecosaqua.com
Ocean Rider - oceanrider.com (sometimes as red iron horse feeds)
maybe Inland Aquatics - inlandaquatics.com (they list a volcanic shrimp)

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Most recent revision: January 20, 2004

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