Cuttlefish in Taiwan

Discussion in 'Cuttlefish Care' started by leeyihsin, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. leeyihsin

    leeyihsin Larval Mass Registered

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    Hey! :grin:
    It's really excited to know that so many people are interested in keeping cuttlefish around the world.

    I got my first cuttlefish egg mass in April this year.
    4 months later (now), 3 of them are still alive.
    Their body size are about 10cm now.
    There are about 10 species in Taiwan.
    It need more time to tell who these little guys are.

    I have recored the egg's development and juvenile's growth.
    :welcome: to check them on the website!
    http://spaces.msn.com/members/leeyihsin/
    (although many chinese character inside,i try to add English on the pictures and hope u can enjoy it~ :lol: )
     
  2. Mikey

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    Excellent!! Very nice to see your pictures.

    I really really like the flamboyant cuttle too - is this yours?

    If I was to take a guess at the identification of your babies, I'd probably say Sepia Aculeata, just from the markings of 3 circular markings on the picture where the cuttlefish is white.

    I'm no identification expert though, and am only looking at this with the book Cephalopods - A world Guide borrowed of Colin!!!)

    Can you give more information on your complete cuttlefish set ups?
     
  3. leeyihsin

    leeyihsin Larval Mass Registered

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    yes! The flamboyant cuttle are mine. :grin:
    It's easily to see them in June here (diving).
    I try to take some individuals back to my tank.
    Most of them are females, and I lost them after they laying eggs.
    The babies are hatched BUT not survival at all. :cry:
    In my experience, it is more difficult to keep them then the cuttlefish.
     
  4. leeyihsin

    leeyihsin Larval Mass Registered

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    I have also read about the "3 circular markings" pattern of S. aculeata. :grin:
    BUT as u can see on my web, their parrent do not look like the S. aculeata. They have big size (45cm above). :shock:
     
  5. a rabid squid

    a rabid squid GPO Supporter

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    man, someone should start a business catching and exporting eggs. i would try breeding flamboyants in a heartbeat.
     

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