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cheeseballs
09/24/2015, 04:02 PM
Are juvenile grass shrimp (Palaemonetes pugio) compatible with an adult Hippocampus erectus? I kinda want some shrimp for pets.

By "juvenile" I just mean greater than 1 cm. I don't mind if anything smaller gets eaten.

DanU
09/25/2015, 06:16 AM
The H. erectus will most likely consume them. Once they get a taste for them, they will sometimes snick larger ones until they kill them and split them up into sizes they can consume. Adult specimens in the 4 to 5 cm range may do ok for a while. Life span for these is relatively short but they are abundant on the East and Gulf coasts.

Dan