Look at what we found!!!

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  1. Jean

    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    This wee chap was collected by our research vessel, R. V. Polaris II. It's probably one if the local midget octis (most likely Octopus huttoni) and thus is an adult.........cute though!:grin:
     

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    Very Cool. and super cute.
     
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    What will you do with the little cutey? It does not need a large tank but do you have somewhere you can let the kids see him?
     
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    Beautiful!
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Yes D we're hoping to do just that, at the moment he's in a holding tank, but we have just bought some reef systems (Red sea, forgot which model.....will check!) but they're running way too warm at the moment (19C, the sea is at 7.5C!!) so we need to get some chillers!
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Latest! We have some Bobtails (Sepioloidea pacifica and baby red gurnard Chelidonichthys kumu not cephs I know but super cute. They'll develop their red colour and butterfly fins later!
     

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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    While you are in the throws of shutting down and building up, it would be neat to be able to raise a couple of generations of the bobtails. Gurnards are so cool.
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    ahemmmmmm the Bobs ate the Gurnards !!!!!! But yes we'll try to rear the juvs if the eggs hatch!
     
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    Amazing! Who would have guessed the little Bobs could do that!
     
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    cute little sepiolid Jean!
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Well we hav had them cannibalise each other too!
     

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