[Cuttlefish]: Dreadhead's Cuttlefish journal

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  1. dreadhead

    dreadhead Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    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:.
     
  2. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Whoo hoo!

    BTW, the ones still at the house are all taking frozen pretty quick now, if you want to give that a try too.
     
  3. dreadhead

    dreadhead Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    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.
     
  4. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Oh - frozen PE mysis. I think anything from a seafood market will be too big, but give it a try!
     
  5. dreadhead

    dreadhead Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    I got fresh frozen krill,I'll see what happens.
     
  6. dreadhead

    dreadhead Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    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:
     
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    Congrats on the new additions. It's good to hear they are doing well. :smile:
     
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    :goofysca: How do you get rid of humans that you don't want in your house? :grin:
     
  9. dreadhead

    dreadhead Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    If I think it might eat one of my kids....Spear em:sagrin:
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Obviously your kids are not teens yet :twisted:
     
  11. dreadhead

    dreadhead Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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...
     
  14. dreadhead

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    I don't think this true,shippo is selling male female pairs.Unless he has spent a lot of money for DNA testing.
     
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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    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.
     
  16. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Generally. It is possible for males to not react to another male and be thought of as a female or sneaker male. :D
     
  17. cuttlegirl

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    :grin: The short little males have to get a date somehow...
     
  18. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    It worked for me too!
     
  19. dreadhead

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    :lol: Me too actually.Thanks.
     
  20. dreadhead

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    I'll just name both of them Pat.
     

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