Recently hatch cuttlefish

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Mating behavior of the oldest cuttlefish I raised from since November about 6 1/2 months old.
The female has several clutches of eggs so far. It layed the first set several
weeks ago but there was no male. Joe (Snowmaker) gave me one of the
males that was fighting in his tank. They had no compatability issues.
You can see one of the other cuttlefish I am raising in the other tank at the end
of the video.


 

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I think snowmaker may have to change his name to cuttlefarmer :wink: Way to go Joe!

Please keep us posted on how the captive bred eggs survive and if you share them, encourage the recipients to keep a journal. It would be educational to watch a group of these continue through multiple generations as captive bred cuttles.
 

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The latest University of New England students just started. Every 3 months
there are different students that need training. Somehow I always end up collecting
amphipods like we did last weekend. So they have been trained on water changes,
water chemistry, cleaning protein skimmers and aquariums. You (Joe) volunteered
for the coral frag demonstration. I have already told them they have to watch the
Blue assessors, orchid dottybacks, Royal Gramma, shrimp, Cuttlefish ... to understand
their normal behavior and try to identify males/females. Next week I will probably move all
the eggs to the hatchout tank and have them check every day for new clutches so we can document. I am also trying to plan a plankton tow in the next week or so. The Blue assessors
have eggs and we need some copepods.
 

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