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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

Booted Fish Louse (Caligus spp.)

Booted Fish Louse (Caligus spp.)

from 25.00

Common name:  booted fish louse

Scientific name:  Caligus spp.

Locations:  attached to host fish externally, commonly salmon

Seasonality: available all year

Color:  brown

Size:  ¼” - ½”

Collected:  by boat-dragged net

Quantity:  sold by the each

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Tidepool Tim says,  “Fish parasite! Sea lice are marine ectoparasites (ecto=outside). They attach externally to fish and feed on their mucus, epidermal tissue, and blood. These creatures are the “pests” of fish farming. They have earned headlines for their decimation of wild and farmed Atlantic salmon. Effective and natural prevention of fish lice is global need.”