Euprymna scolopes

chrono_war01

Colossal Squid
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#5
lucky you, they they are those bob tail squid or something?
Too bad I live in Asia and nothing imports cephs here except for the local sushi shop
 

Nancy

Titanites
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#6
They are the Hawaiian Bobtail Squid - tiny little guys, adult size a little more than one inch. They are night active and they have a light organ.

Nancy
 

cephalopoder

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#8
They are about the size of a grape, The small ones are the size of a coffee bean. Some mated last night and layed eggs this morning. They are extremely cool and very very hard to come by. They are very interesting to watch hunt with a red light on the tank. During the day, you can only see eyes sticking out of the sand. There are some more pics on my home page. I must say all though tiny, they are extremely exciting to watch. It blows your mind to have this tiny little squid hunting right before your eyes.
chris
 

cephalopoder

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#10
Hi colin
Eggs were laid today so it will be a couple of months before the captive reared ones are ready, provided all goes well. The ones I have for sale right now are wild caught and very small. Coffee bean size. And I must say they are very cute little cephs.
chris
 

Nancy

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#11
Hi Chris,

Found your website interesting - good photos! I wish you great success with the eggs - maybe it won't be too long before you'll be offering captive bred Euprymna scolopes .

In the meantime, maybe some of our TONMO people will be interested in the ones you have for sale. What is their lifespan? What are they eating now?

Nancy
 

cephalopoder

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#12
Thanks Nancy
Their life span is under 6 months and they are eating small live shrimp about 1" in length. Very cool hunters jumping out of the sand to snag their prey. I am adding some new pics to my site later of night time breeding.
chris
 

chrono_war01

Colossal Squid
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#19
zooplankton.....how do you get those? Like do you but them from shops or do you need something else? I want one of those squids too you know...
 

marinebio_guy

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#20
I collected the zooplankton my self so it is a mixture of species, The loss rate can be high if not given constant care when they first hatch with deaths attributed to lack of food. They also need a upwelling tank for the first couple of weeks because they are in a planktonic phase.
 

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