9 baby bandensis

Thales

Colossal Squid
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#1
Hey guys,

Three weeks ago on Aprill 19th 07 I received 10 bandensis eggs from Seacrop. They were already hatching in the bag. :D

I lost one, I believe it actually got tangled in the cheatomorpha which acted like a gill net.

They are in the new 6 gallon nursery that I built that is plumbed into the main system. They have been eating mysids, amphipods and perhaps TiggerPods from Reef Nutrition.

With them not being in a net breeder I have seen them swimming in the water column at night, while during the day they are all about the sand.

Here are a couple of pics from the day after I got them. The acrylic next to the baby is 1/4 inch thick.
 

Nancy

Titanites
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#2
This is good news! I hope you keep us posted with pics of your baby bandensis.

Thanks for giving us the thickness of the acrylic. They're really tiny.

Nancy
 

Thales

Colossal Squid
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#5
The 8 are still doing well, and the growth is incredible. They are on large shore shrimp and yesterday I saw one cuttle collect 3 shrimp in succession.
My last batch, the 'imperial cuttle march' batch were kept in a tank with a black background, and they were often white or light colored. The current batch has a blue background and I am seeing a much larger range of colors, as well as much more digging in the sand.
Pics and vid when I have time and a fixed computer. :grin:
 

Thales

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#10
Joe, will do!

I changed out the entire system yesterday. Phew, tired. Again pics soon!

But the most interesting thing was that I saw two of the kids doing male display at each other - three months old! Got a pic, will try to get it up soon. :grin:
 

Thales

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Still haven't time to go through all the pics, but I am sitting here watching 5 month old males display at each other while others mate. Pretty intense stuff.

The other night I saw some random aggression.

Again, I find it interesting that these guys never fought until I moved them to a larger home. It may be coincidence though.

Hopefully I will get some time to be more through when my daughter starts school next week.
 

joefish84

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i want some eggs!!!! please pm me if you have extra im willing to pay for them and all and i also have a friend who is an invert zooologist that will be willing also because he wants to incorporate them into his grad studies at college of charleston
 

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