Discussion in 'Cuttlefish Care' started by joel_ang, Jun 16, 2003.
Does any one know the maximum mantle length and lifespan of a s.latimanus?
Cephalopods: A World Guide gives this as the size:
Body (and shell) to 50 cm.
So it's a big one!
Don't have anything on the lifespan.
Thanks Nancy, maybe I'll release Zoidberg when he gets too large. snif' . Does anyone here have any info on how to keep squids ? I was just wodering since I have access to live squid. Maybe can help?
hi joel..... just for info its actually latimanus not latimus
Whoops! wrong spelling!!
Don't worry...ANY spelling errors are forgiven...we all do them. I am somewhat curious about keeping squids also...loligo should be able to be kept in a large tank...has anyone done that???
p.s. please forgive any (sic)s I may make too!
was that too picky????? LOL
apologies, my spelling is pretty crap normally, but just in case you were doing web searches and getting nothing cuz the speeling wiz rong.
also, added squid info under other thread
I would just like to know if it was ok to feed fish(mollies) to Zoidberg daily as they are more hardy.
Cuttles will naturally have more fish in their diet than an octopus would and I used a fair amount of fish for my cuttles but make sure you still have a varied diet and maybe take days about between fish and crustaceans
Maybe I'll feed zoidberg crabs or crayfish. Zoidberg seems to flash colours before he inks( I managed too get a vid of it, I already sent it), is this some kind of warning sign?
Very worrying , apparently, Zoidberg has what looks like fungus on his right eye . Is there anyway to treat this ????
When I fed my cuttlefish gamma frozen fish, old scratches on their backs used to whiten frighteningly. Feeding shrimp (live and frozen) allowed the problem to fade back slowly.
My system used live rock, sand and a skimmer, so was nowhere near sterile! Nitrate was higher than ideal due to food input levels.
that's interesting MIke...
Joel, keep a close eye on what the cuttle is doing... he may be bumping into the glass or rocks etc... I had seen that on one cuttle i had that never seemed to watch where he was going and would get abrasions on his eyes.
Also, this is hopefully premature, but cuttles eyes do give away the start of senesence... they get a type of cataracts effect, is that what you are seeing or is it a fungus?
Definitely not an abrasion, it is fungus on the outside of the eye
And though I doubt it, is it possible for the fungus to have been caught from the feeder fish, shrimp or crabs?
nah, nothing could transfer from them to the cuttle..... just make sure you dont treat the fungus for anything sold in aquarium stores for fish related fungi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Any chance of posting a pic of the cuttle's eye Joel?
Nope can't post a pic anytime soon, I can't find e software needed to upload the pics ( now where did i put it :x ) Maybe I'll try feeding it shrimp and crabs only, in Mikes case the fish seemed to be e prob rite?
yeah, well you could try that but maybe a water change and some tank maintenance is in order too? could be that also? check to make sure the pH and hardness havnt crashed...
Infections of cuttlefish
Apart from the scratches (from rocks when they were young?) I saw no other evidence for infections. Maybe the rear-end-damage was too white to notice anything but even in general ageing (senesence) still shewed no signs of infection, just got tatty and lethargic.
No fish diet was the only thing tried by me, and it seemed to help with the scratches.
Thanks for all your help ! I think i'll do a water change, tell u what happens.
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