Pheromones and hormones during reproduction season

Discussion in 'Cuttlefish Care' started by KWAquaculture, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. KWAquaculture

    KWAquaculture Cuttlefish Registered

    Aug 6, 2009
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    G'day again all

    hope you enjoyed the pictures posted of our Giant Cuttle

    I have a new question that maybe someone may be able to help me with

    During the spawning season do Cuttles ( specifically Sepia apama ) release any Pheromones or hormones in to the water ?

    reason I ask is last night I acquired what I believe to be a female and would like to put it on the same system (separate tank) to our male cuttle

    reason I ask is I have had problems in the past with tropical freshwater fish linked on one system in which on tank spawned causing the other tank to brawl (was a male only tank and they could smell the female , well that's what I assume)

    so does any one have any experience with this problem with cuttles or are they much more reliant in visual communication in the courtship and attracting a mate (clearly a dominant feature of spawning in cuttles)

    any advice or direction to information would be greatly appreciated

    thanks again in advance


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