Squid eats sea lice

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Squid eats sea lice

Post by Peace » Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:18 pm

Here's an interesting observation. I was catching some crustaceans and small fishes at a beach and I was bitten by sea lices. They're about half a cm in length and they can burrow into sand. Anyway, I held them in captivity to take some pictures while I gather more specimens. Shortly I caught a baby squid about 1.5 cm so I placed them all together.

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The sea lices are actually quite agile swimmers and hard to photograph in water. To my surprise, the squid ate the sea lice. I thought the squid would be spooked in captivity.

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The squid finishes the sea lice leaving its exoskeleton behind, then attacks the 2nd sea lice.
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It might be an idea to put squids into sea lice infested pay ponds to get rid of the pests, provided the fishes do not eat the squid first. :lol:

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