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Sea Life & Aquarium Substrates

Sea life from the Northern Atlantic Ocean. 50 degree F salt water species. Gulf of Maine Inc. supplies sea life, beach plants, and aquarium substrates from Maine, collected by hand.

Aquarium substrates

Arthropods

Bony fishes

Brachiopods

Bryozoa

Cartilaginous fishes

Cnidaria

Echinoderms

Gulf of Maine assortments

Macroalgae

Molluscs

Plankton

Saltwater plants

Sponges

Tunicates

Worms

Bent Mysid Shrimp (Mysis spp.)

Bent Mysid Shrimp (Mysis spp.)

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Common name:  bent mysid shrimp

Scientific name:  Mysis spp.

Locations:  shallow water, open ocean, where currents drop off

Seasonality:  available all year

Color:  transparent

Size: 1/4”

Collected:  by dip net

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 Bent mysids in a touch tank.

Bent mysids in a touch tank.

Tidepool Tim says, "Bent mysids are omnivorous filter feeders that eat organic detritus, phytoplankton, and their own species! They're easy to culture on a large scale in labs because they're highly adaptive and tolerant of mutant conditions in experiments. They also have a short reproductive cycle, so it's feasible to maintain a very large population. Bent mysids can be cultured in static and flow-through systems, although flow through will support a higher density of mysids. 

Since the adult mysids will eat their young, keep the juveniles in a holding tank if you want to maintain them. Usually mysids will be fed brine shrimp to sustain them in culture.

Cultured mysids are also great for feeding other marine creatures being kept by humans! They're an ideal food source for cephalopods, fish larvae, and farmed shrimp."