View Full Version : Do you feed PE or hikari mysis?

04/08/2016, 07:12 AM
I'm curious how many people feed hikari compared to PE mysis? I feed mainly PE just because it is easier to avoid waste. The hikari is so light and buoyant enough that even when feeding from the dish some ends up floating away while the horses are eating. I've read some posts about PE causing issues long term because it is more fatty. Anyone have any issues?

04/08/2016, 03:18 PM
I agree with you about Hikari tending to float away. If you thaw it in salt water it is less buoyant than in fresh water. My ponies do not like PE mysis as its too big for their taste. I usually feed San Franscisco Bay which is kind of in the middle and it is readily available.

04/08/2016, 03:53 PM
Haven't tried SF bay. I might give it a try. Mine seem to like the PE though. I just remember reading something about them possibly having problems if they are on solely PE long term. I think it was fatty liver but I'm not positive I'm remembering that right.

04/08/2016, 05:28 PM
I have PE mysis, hikari mysis, jumbo hikari mysis, SF mysis, and okanagan lake mysis. The hikari is 90%+ of their diet.

04/09/2016, 09:23 AM
i do feed hikari mysis

04/13/2016, 05:30 AM
I feed Hikari.. because I use turkey baster and let the food drift to through the water column both the pipes and ponies come right to the top looking for dinner and pick it off as soon as it begins to fall...any "floaties" eventually find their way down once the pumps are turned on or are picked off by surface swimming peppermint shrimp... it's funny because the pipes actually bully the peppermints away from any food that reaches the bottom.. but honestly most of the food sinks slowly...
ditto in the horses not liking the PE.. every once and awhile my wife mixes up the food dishes ( 3 tanks 3 different foods) and serves the PE to the wrong tank .. they eat it .. but spend far more time looking at it than they do the smaller Hikari .. which they devour like it's the last supper..

04/13/2016, 06:28 AM
I feed mine both Hikari and PE mysis everyday:)

04/13/2016, 03:51 PM
I tried PE Mysis and my bluestripe pipefish actually even managed to swallow them, but it was just too scary to watch them fighting them down for minutes, so I rather stick with the much smaller Hikkari Mysis. I buy only the large plates (1 lbs?) and select them one by one for small sized Mysis. One plate lasts me roughly a week.
No general issue with floating, but my bluesripes even go after floating ones.

Only my marine bettas actually like the PE Mysis better because they are bigger.