[Cuttlefish Eggs]: Jabba, Jool, Ziro, Zorba - S. Bandensis

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It is an odd thing to think about him dieing. I expected him to die after a number of different observations and now, I irrationally think he will be with me for a long time.
 

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Jabba passed away on May 5th. He was not interested in eating the night before and I wondered, once again, if this was his last day. I enjoyed hatching and raising this group but probably won't revisit keeping cuttlefish.
 

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As always, it is so sad to go by the tank and look in just to remember it is now empty. You never get used to it but I do get a slow smile when I think of some of the behaviors.
 

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Thanks for documenting your trials with cuttlefish as well as you did, It's very inspirational to see; it can be a real struggle raising those tikes. I know you said you won't revisit raising cuttlefish, but I hope you do anyways. :cuttlehi:
 

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I have learned to never say never :wink:. If I had the space, I would try Officinalis in a heartbeat as well as captive bred flamboyant eggs. The later a possibility a long time down the road.
 

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Thanks for the nice comments :oops:. I have noted that you are passing it forward with your frequent cycling updates, and I expect your journal will be helpful to many. For new keepers, reading or following along with a member at the same phase of keeping or cycling can really add to the experience and grow confidence.

I tend to be a bit overly verbose at times but there are times when I review my own journals looking for past experiences and am frustrated that I failed to record something that would be helpful.

Do note that I am NOT even close to considering not keeping cephs but have found I prefer octopuses and nautilus to bandensis. I had hoped to keep a new nautilus but that will have to wait until fall (if I am lucky, hopefully I will transport one home after TONMOcon VI but a lot of things have to fall into place). I am looking for an octo (or two) but the heat and availability have not worked out yet.
 

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:biggrin2: Love open publishing videos, you just never know when they will show up in a bit of cool documentation (check out the "communicating" bandensis at 56 seconds :sagrin:.

I do have questions about the ID of the Day Octopus pictured though @Thales. There is one pictured at the beginning but I believe the captive animal displayed when mentioned is O. hummelincki.

 
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