article on Sepiola atlantica

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  1. zeekat

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    Reading this some new plans are emerging-...
    I also have a 1300 l coldwater marine tank and want to ad a 100/25/20 cm tank for sepiola on top of this.

    Maybe need to to go scuba diving this weekend.
     
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    I think you are having too much fun keeping cephalopods... I'm jealous.
     
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    Are bobtailed squid actually cuttlefish or squid?
     
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    When I encounter them they behave more like cuttlefish, but I am no expert. I have to look into this one.

    Unfortunately my tank was out for hydrostatic testing so I could only go snorkling. This was rather ainfull as I forgot my gloves and 5°C is not very pleasant if you stay in the water for 45 minutes!
    But I didn' t see them

    I have a friend who has a trawling net, that is the only way of collecting a decent amount of specimens.
     
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    I just found out the sepiola have light organs, this makes them even more appealing to me.
     
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    They're neither! Morphologically and behaviorally they have characteristics of both, but Sepiolida are a separate order. Which adds to their awesomeness. :) I had the pleasure of caring for and studying Rossia macrosoma and, to a lesser degree, Sepiola atlantica as part of my Masters'. They are fascinating.
     

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