Sand hoppers

  • #1
So, sand hoppers!
Does anyone know if these lovely little crustaceans make good food for tropical fish and seahorses? I have read on numerous sites that, especially for seahorses, these guys are very high in nutrition and an optimum source of sustenance.
My brother and I are planning to raise a few different groups of them (sand hoppers) in various enviroments for experimentation purposes, and we have heard that there is quite a large market for frozen crustaceans in the tropical fish arena.
If any of this is true, or if anyone has an idea as to where such a product can be sold, I would love it if you'd drop me a line!  Any other info on sand hoppers, their cultivation, propogation, captive habitat welfare, and general habits would also be exceedingly welcome.
  • #2
Welcome to FishLore! I only have freshwater tanks, but Mike here, has saltwater tanks and might have some information for you. What a lot of hobbyists do is sell their stuff on the forums they frequent and sell to other hobbyists. You can also check for local aquarium and reef clubs and become a member. These clubs usually have auctions and you could sell your stuff there as well. It's great to have you with us!
betta waita
  • #3
how much do sea horses cost?
  • #4
I'm not sure how much they cost, but they are saltwater and are very hard to keep alive in captivity So IMO they're only for very experienced saltwater aquarists :-\
They are probably very expensive...
  • #5
I saw one for 50 something dollars
  • #6
oh that's not so bad
  • #7
Not sure how difficult it would be to cultivate them but try doing a google search on amphipods or sand hoppers.

Here's some general info:

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