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Our history

Canada Aquaculture Marine started operations in 2016, but you have to go back a long time ago to understand its mission. The adventure began in 2009 with the purchase of a first reef aquarium. It was an evening when all the lights were closed that the click occurred. The fish were moving abnormally a lot despite the darkness. Approaching with a flashlight, I discovered microorganisms. What was it? After a little research, I discovered that it was larvae of clibanarius tricolor (hermit crab). In my research, I read a lot about the reproduction of this invertebrate and immediately understood an important problem: almost all of what we have comes from the ocean.

A major problem for future generations and this hobby is that living organisms come from the ocean. Few days later I started to collect larvae of clibanarius tricolor to learn how to grow them. Learning also involved living food like Artemia. After a few tries, I got my first complete metamorphosis of a miniature version of an adult tricolor clibanarius. Already, I was looking for a new challenge.

The second challenge came from two wudermnanni lysmata. Learning was much more difficult than expected. Not only did I have to learn the behavior of the larvae, but I also had to learn to grow artemia and therefore the phytoplankton to feed them. After some failures I returned to the base, to master the culture of phytoplankton. Then, the growing of the artemia and develop the technique of production of adult artemia.

It was only in 2011 that I managed for the first time to bring 77 lysmata larvae to sexual maturity.

Since then the list of successful species has increased:

  • Clibanarius tricolor
  • Lysmata wudermani
  • Lysmata boggessi
  • Lysmata debelius
  • Thos amboinensis
  • Mithraculus forceps
  • Mithraculus sculptus
  • Amphiprion ocellaris
  • Amphiprion frenatus
  • Syngnathus scovelli
  • Doryrhamphus excisus
  • Hippocampus reidi
  • Hippocampus erectus
  • Hippocampus barbouri