[Cuttlefish]: Dreadhead's Cuttlefish journal

dreadhead

Haliphron Atlanticus
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#1
I received two tiny cuttle's from Thales on Wednesday 4-2-08.Acclimated them very slowly(4 to 5 hrs)and released them into their new home, haven't seen them since.They have plenty of food and the water parameters are fine.I have noticed a small build up of waste that was not in the tank before I added the cuttle's so I believe they are fine.I hope the little bugger's come out soon:smile:.
 

dreadhead

Haliphron Atlanticus
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#3
I'm heading to my lfs in a few minuets I will see if they have anything frozen worth getting.If not I'll try my seafood market.
 

dreadhead

Haliphron Atlanticus
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#6
Unfortunately I found a rather large crab(left over from Olorin)in the tank.I had to spear it to get it out, and in doing so I had to rearrange the tank.But on a good note both cuttle's are fine and I saw one of them eat(after I moved the LR around). So I guess it didn't freak them out to much.:smile:
 

dreadhead

Haliphron Atlanticus
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#11
One of the little guy's came out shortly after lights out this evening:heee:.It was cruising along the bottom snatching up mysids.I am very happy I didn't freak them out to much with the whole crab incident.
 

dreadhead

Haliphron Atlanticus
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#12
Thales,
Do you know the sex of the cuttle's you sent, or are they to young?If they are too young how do you sex them?Just wanted to know before I named them.Thanks.
 

craigl

O. bimaculoides
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#13
from what i have read and i believe thales told me ( i could very well be mistaken) is that seeing them mating is the only accurate way of sexing them other than DNA of coarse...
 

cuttlegirl

Colossal Squid
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#15
By 3-5 months you can tell males and females by behaviors when they interact with each other. The males will have a specific display when approaching another male. They will stretch out their body and display vivid colors to each other. The females will just watch and stay their resting colors.
 

Thales

Colossal Squid
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#16
cuttlegirl;114695 said:
By 3-5 months you can tell males and females by behaviors when they interact with each other. The males will have a specific display when approaching another male. They will stretch out their body and display vivid colors to each other. The females will just watch and stay their resting colors.
Generally. It is possible for males to not react to another male and be thought of as a female or sneaker male. :D
 

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