Sand hoppers

Discussion in 'More Saltwater Aquarium Topics' started by ELC and CJC, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. E

    ELC and CJC New Member Member

    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. G

    Gunnie Well Known Member Member

    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! ;)
  3. b

    betta waita New Member Member

    how much do sea horses cost?
  4. n

    newbie101 Well Known Member Member

    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. f

    fish_r_friend Well Known Member Member

    i saw one for 50 something dollars
  6. n

    newbie101 Well Known Member Member

    oh thats not so bad
  7. Mike

    Mike Fishlore Admin Moderator Member

    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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