Live Mysis Feeder Shrimp

Scientific name: Americamysis bahia

Get the best results by nourishing your high-value marine species with only the very best live food. If you are looking for mysids for toxicity testing, click here.

  • Live mysid shrimp for saltwater aquarium feeding
  • Cultured in closed systems, using sustainable practices
  • Guaranteed to be free of the parasites and diseases often associated with wild caught organisms
  • Great natural food for small aquatic predators
  • Entices feeding in new and hard to feed animals
  • Tank persistence allows animals to feed over extended period
  • Great vacation food!

Pricing Schedule:

  • 500 shrimp - $65.00
  • 1,000 shrimp - $120.00
  • 2,500 shrimp - $250.00
  • 5,000 shrimp - $450.00
  • Packaging charge - $8.00 - Styrofoam cooler and box
  • For orders greater than 10,000, please call Jason Weeks at 800-889-0384 for a quote and availability schedule.

Ordering Information:
To place your first order, please call Jason Weeks at 800-889-0384. If you have ordered before, you may simply email Jason Weeks your order requirements. All orders will be confirmed.

Enriched rotifers are available for feeding mysids prior to use.

Americamysis bahia (Mysidopsis bahia), Mysid shrimp, Mysids

Special note: Mysidopsis bahia was renamed Americamysis bahia.

Physical description: Adult mysids range in length from 4.4 mm to 9.4 mm.  Living mysids are usually transparent, but may be tinted yellow, brown, or black.  Females are usually larger than males, and sex can be determined when a body length reaches 4 mm. 

Ecology: Mysids are small shrimp-like crustaceans found primarily in the Gulf of Mexico and the eastern coast of Florida.  They commonly occur at salinities above 15-ppt and are found in greatest abundance at salinities near 30-ppt. 

Culture and Care: Stock cultures may be maintained in continuous-flow or closed recirculating systems.


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MBL Aquaculture
4569 Samuel Street
Sarasota, FL 34233
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