cuttlefish ID please

Discussion in 'Cuttlefish Care' started by theLIQUIDzoo, May 9, 2005.

  1. theLIQUIDzoo

    theLIQUIDzoo Larval Mass Registered

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    saw this at a LFS today. it's about the size of a walnut.

    any idea on telling it's species?
    or age?

    thought the species might be:
    http://www.saltcorner.com/sections/zoo/inverts/molluscs/cephalopoda/cuttlefish/Sbandensis.htm

    they have had it for about a month and it eats well.

    i have a 21 gallon with few inhabitants (no fish, only a peppermint shrimp [the first meal!], crabs snails) and ready to go...cycled i mean. maybe too small of a tank? have kept marine fishes before, but not any cephalopods.

    still doing research.
    thanks for the help.

    [sorry for the lousy pics...he was in a breeder, and it's a top view with a new camera...yeee...]
     

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  2. a rabid squid

    a rabid squid GPO Supporter

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    pretty sure

    im pretty sure thats an s. bandensis.
    but im not an expert
     
  3. joel_ang

    joel_ang Architeuthis Registered

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    Bandensis alright, or it could be that related species...... I'm not too sure how large a walnut is but i'm guessing an inch or so, then it has a couple of months left.
     
  4. oscar

    oscar Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    the pictures werent very clear and i am not an expert to begin with! Joel i thought bandensis got a bit bigger than that! if not then it is probably almost dead!
     
  5. joel_ang

    joel_ang Architeuthis Registered

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    Yeah it does get bigger, but it that few months it could reach it's full size pretty quickly.
     

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