Should I attempt to breed my cuttefish?

Discussion in 'Cuttlefish Care' started by L S, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. L S

    L S Blue Ring Registered

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    Hi there!

    I have Trusty for more than 4 months. He/she is a S. Latimanus I think and is about 10-12cm long in ML now. Lately I've been thinking if I should try to find him/her a mate, you know..for reasons like its such a beautiful creature but such short live span n hoping that his/her legacy would live on n stuffs like that....

    Couples of worries i have :goofysca:

    :?: Trusty still too juvenile to mate?
    :?: Can't sex them. Get a few n let maths work it out?
    :?: May not get the same size. Too big or too small n they will gobble each other up.
    :?: Trusty turns out to be male. Fight and injure and die.

    Really, the last thing I want is to loose Trusty.

    Any opinion would be most welcome :talker:

    Cheers,
    LS
     
  2. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    All of you points are valid and i have to say that with my experiences the way they turned out i would order 10 small latimanus and grow them up in a huge tank/pond and let nature take its course...

    at 12cm long they are too small to sex

    i'd be very concerned about adding any new cuttles to meet Trusty

    C
     
  3. L S

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    Thanks Colin,

    Guess I'll leave thing be then. Trusty has a seahorse as companion, so I hope it wouldn't be too bored. They always hang around together.

    Cheers,
    LS
     
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