Bill died today :(

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  1. Illithid

    Illithid Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    I noticed this morning that Bill was at the front of the tank with white markings and different coloration than normal. He watched me and the dogs and seemed to move and interact just fine.

    I just looked at the tank and it was opaque black. :shock:

    Bill was floating at the top and I can only guess he inked everything out. I had never seen any ink out of him before.

    I never really realized how big he was. Measurements when dead - he had a 1 1/2 inch+ sized mantle that was 1 1/4 inches wide overall he was 3 inches with his tentacles NOT extended. Roughly the size of 2 of my thumbs -side by side.

    I am trying to figure out exactly how old he was. I saw posts of myself getting cuttlefish in January of last year, but that would make Bill 1 year and one month old.
     
  2. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    sorry :sad:
     
  3. Phuntoon

    Phuntoon O. bimaculoides Registered

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    Sorry for your loss. At 1 year and a month, he lived a full life.
     
  4. sorseress

    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

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    RIP Bill :cry: :angelpus: (We need an angel cuttle.)
     
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    So sorry to hear about Bill - he definitely lived a long cuttle-life. :sad:
     
  6. elaflam

    elaflam O. bimaculoides Supporter

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    That is so sad. Very sorry for your loss.
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Very sorry for your loss. RIP Bill :angelpus: :cuttle:

    I was just looking at your earlier pics of Bill, so I'm attaching on in his memory.

    Nancy
     
  9. erich orser

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    I'm very sorry for your loss. Bill sleeps with the cuttle-angels now.:sad:
     
  10. Aquataholic420

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    Sorry man, thats a major bummer..
     
  11. cuttlehead

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    Sorry to hear, i just lost mine as well.
     
  12. magikceph

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    R.I.P. Bill:cry: , he lived a long and hopefully fulfilling life.:angelpus: , oh and we really do need a cuttle angel.
     
  13. Michael Blue

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    Sorry for your loss.
    (This pic is terrific!)
     

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