Sepia sighting

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  1. mucktopus

    mucktopus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    Back again to internet. Here's a medium sized cuttle spotted on a recent night dive in Batanta. This trip we also saw the smallest Wunderpus I've ever seen in the water - easily less than 10 mm ML. Raja Ampat has some amazing muck but the trick is to get the other divers to take a break from the reefs!
     

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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    So cute, what chubby arms it has!
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Great photo, are you still borrowing Roy's cameras? :grin:

    I rescued a cronoid just like that from one of our LFS (I was warned it was a baby crown of thorns, was poisonous and would eat all the corals in my tank :roll:). Sadly it only lived about 2 years.

    Crissy, If you have not submerged again, could you take a look at Calimari Charlie and confirm A. aculeatus? Her arms seem much thicker than the ones we typically see but I am pretty limited to first hand observations.
     
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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Two years? That's great for a crinoid in a home aquarium, you must have been doing something right...
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I had another for over three but suspect they should have lived longer as they both started dying at about the same time. Unfortunately, I don't know why I lost them but suspect tank conditions (something missing, not something present in the aquarium). Quite possibly it was the lack of vitamins as I had stopped adding them to the tank. I have resumed use now and have seen a major difference in my mushrooms and polyps.

    I would rescue another but not go out and search for one. I have mixed luck with starfish and great luck with serpents and brittles. One day I may try to delve more into their needs but between learning a smattering about fossils and the octos, my hobby brain is pretty saturated.
     
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    Hajar Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    What kind of cuttle is that mucktopus?
     

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