Euprymna scolopes

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  1. cephalopoder

    cephalopoder Blue Ring Registered

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    I have some Euprymna scolopes for sale if any one is interested. You can keep 2 in a 30galon no problem 1-2" sand bed and a red light for night time viewing. Very small the size of a grape. 70-73F Email me directly for more info. theshark.javanet@rcn.com
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  2. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    Very nice! If I wasn't in the process of building a tank for a bimac, I would be interested...neat little cephs! Congratulations!
    greg
     
  3. chrono_war01

    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Neato...looks cool. :wink:
     
  4. moron_aaron

    moron_aaron O. bimaculoides Registered

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    wad are they cuttles or octopus? and where r u from? i might be intrested...
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  5. chrono_war01

    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    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
     
  6. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    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
     
  7. DHyslop

    DHyslop Architeuthis Supporter

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    NANCY!

    no need to insult them

    Dan :razz:
     
  8. cephalopoder

    cephalopoder Blue Ring Registered

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    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
     
  9. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    hi chris.

    have these been CB?

    nice to see something else cephy out there
     
  10. cephalopoder

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    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
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    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
     
  12. cephalopoder

    cephalopoder Blue Ring Registered

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    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
     
  13. chrono_war01

    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Did a quick search on Google.com.
    It says that it a Hawaian Bobtail Squid.
     
  14. cephalopoder

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    A breeding picture. [​IMG]
     
  15. Wey

    Wey Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Tell me your prices! I´m sure that I´m going to buy you 2 or 3 Euprymna Scolopes.
    My e-mail: WeyRey@hotmail.com Thanks!
     
  16. marinebio_guy

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    It can be a little difficult to raise when they hatch they are small and need really small food I use zooplankton for the first couple of weeks then switch to mysids.
     
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    What species of zoo plankton do you use? Whats your loss? I have lots of Harpacticoida. [​IMG]
     
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    Wow :shock: those are awesome little things, I would absolutely love to get one, too bad its not really a possibility.... Nice pics :grin:
     
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    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    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...
     
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    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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