[Cuttlefish]: Babies have arrived!!!

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  1. craigl

    craigl O. bimaculoides Registered

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    Just got my baby bandensis just about an hour ago...They are still acclimating...pics to come! Im very excited!!!! cant think of a better reason to go in to work late right now hahah!
     
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    So the made it! Sweet!
     
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    Well they are still hiding and i dont wanna bug them out with the flash and there is now way i can get a shot of them right now without it...How long does it normally take them to warm up to a new tank? I know i have had wrasses and other shy fish take up to a few weeks before i even got a glimpse of them in the tank...
     
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    They should perk up in the next couple of days. :D

    I would think they might be hungry tonight as well.
     
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    Well the bigger of the two ate 3 or so mysis after being in the tank for minutes...the smaller one got in the tank and just ran for cover behind the rock. Turns out i was looking so hard for them and they were right in front of my face! here are the first few pics i got :)
    BTW anyone who is thinking about buying their cuttles from Thales...he is a pleasure to deal with and has been in contact with me in numerous emails through out the buying/decision making process. He is a stand up guy and I highly reccomend anyone interested in buying S.bandensis to get them through him!
    Well i wont keep you all in suspense here are the first few shots..I could only get pics of the bigger one since the little guy is still hiding behind the rocks.
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    Your gonna have this experience a lot =)
     
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    It took me 3 minutes to locate him in the picture! ;>)
     
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    Maybe you should name him Waldo =)
     
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    Thats not such a bad idea!! me and my girl were standing there for a good 45 min to an hour trying to find them until i saw the tube worm retract and voila he was right dead smack in the middle of the tank just watching us!
     
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    Man the bigger one is warming up to me :) It was just coming against the glass "begging" the little one is still hiding but i did see it eat a few pieces of mysis so that is a good sign... Quick question, when they turn really dark is that normal or is it saying it is mad or what? Anyway here are some more pics i snapped tonight. I tried to get a pic of it snathcing food but man it is fast! it is like trying to catch a pic of chameleon's tongue snatching prey!
    Once the camera came out It started to display this really dark color...almost black..am i just being a new worried parent? haha
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    Awesome. So jealous!
     
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    Hahah, love the walking behavior.
     
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    :lol: I can almost here it chanting "I'm coming to get you"!

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    Very cool.Thanks for sharing.
     
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    That thing didn't stand a chance.:shock:
     
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    The little cuttle seems to stalk its food kinda like a cat. Where the bigger one is strictly business haha! Very cool little creatures... glad i am able to experience them in my living room!
     
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    I saw him right away... I guess I am trained from my own :).
     
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    Awesome, enjoy your cuttles.
     

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