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cuttlefish with squid ?

Jean

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Actual squid need ENORMOUS tanks! 1000's of Litres and they need very large quantities of live food, as an example I've found over 200 krill and 50 small fish as a single meal in a Southern Arrow squid (of about 19cm dorsal mantle length, it worked out at over 10% of their body weight in a single meal!) They have very specific requirements for tank and plumbing requirements too, eg cylindrical tanks, no pvc, spray bar flow from centre out etc etc etc. Steve & Co know heaps more!

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nani87

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thanks he finally ate last night when i was clubbing so i am happy
(left a shrimp with him now its not there) so iguess thats a good sign

thanks for the id on the squid :smile: i might put some sand into his house since its bare atm ... might help him to calm down

worst thing happened though last night i just realised when i making the tank stand 1 side is 900mm..... not 3ft sigh !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! out of the tank will be sitting 8mm out each side or i gotta remake the stand >.
 

monty

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nani87 said:
anyone know a good site or details how to id an cuttle fish

As was pointed out on another thread, the volume of Cephalopods of the World that describes all species of cuttles has been put online:

The whole volume 1 is also available online: as a zip file of all the
PDFs at ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/009/a0150e/a0150e.zip or for
browsing at http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/a0150e/a0150e00.htm

The Cephalopod Page and tolweb are also useful resources.

Of course, you can also post pictures here-- there's a specific forum for "ID requests," or you could stick with this thread.
 

nani87

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well my pics are on page 1 :P

but no one seems to know
ermmm bad news today my bobtail is dead .... no idea wat happened but he went all mad and just died .... freaked me out .... i just stay with the cuttlefish atm cause he giving me a hand full (catching all the myis from my tank)
 
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You might want to check your water parameters. Your tank is really small and cephalopods produce a lot of waste. What kind of filtration do you have on your tank?

It is possible that the bobtail was traumatized during collection and never adjusted to living in your tank.
 

nani87

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yeah the tank is running ok i do weekly water changes anyway :smile: and i wet skim the tank been running over 5 months now

ya i think it was >< cause first day it inked orange stuff ...

the cuttle is going well and eating
 

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