cuttle coughing

joel_ang

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My cuttle has been 'coughing' these tiny white rings after eating. I was thinking they could be part of the cuttle's suckers. Out of curiosity :heee: , does anyone know what the rings Really are and why the cuttle does this :?: . I havnt read or heard of this behaviour before. :?
 

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Hi

its quite common and almost a daily occurence that octopus and cuttlefish do; that is they shed the skin off the end of the suckers and you can commonly see the cuttles 'coughing' to shake them off and with octos its more of a frantic kind of arm rubbing over their mantle.

Dont worry about it other than the cutte disks clogging a filter or similar.

What species do you have and have you got any pics? cuttle keepers are few and far...

Welcome to tonmo.com

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I vaguely recollect seeing my cuttlefish coughing out a mucous ring, which was made more visible by the small bits of food stuck in it. Seemed quite a deliberate act, like a cough, and then a pause as if the cuttlefish wanted to see how good a ring it had blown!
 

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thanks for the advice Colin and Mike, feel much better now.I have no idea what species of cuttle this is. I cant seem to be able to add an attachment :?: so i guess the pic will have to wait. Are there any cuttle species from around my area(Singapore)? Thanks in advance for the help.
 

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Joel,

Re: adding an attachment:

:) When you reply, click the "Add an Attachment" button, and the page will reload with more options. Then click the Browse button to locate and select the file on your hard drive. Then click the "Add Attachment" button (as opposed to Add an Attachment :roll: ). Click the "preview" button to see if all looks right, then submit!
Let me know if this helps!
 

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After browsing, i add the attachment the window reloads and the fields go blank.I submit the post and theres no attachment :?: :?: :?: Ill try again sometime soon
 

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Approximate size and general appearance? I believe there are several species of Sepia in your part of the world but it would be hard to narrow it down w/out a description
 

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If you go to the forum on news and updates go to cuttle eating a fish. There is a pic there
 

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could be latimanus????? maybe esculenta... we'll have a better idea if it reaches 2 foot long LOL
 

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