Flamboyant cuttlefish aggression or mating

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Hi I was supposed to get 2 cuttlefish but one was back ordered. I received the second one a week later but I am seeing some odd behavior towards the new one. I had 2 of them about a year ago that were fine together for almost a year but I put them in together. Here is a video of behavior. Is this aggression? Thanks

 
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Hi Tom, can you try uploading that again? It seems it's a .mov file but it downloads as an .mp4... I can't get it to render correctly :-/
 

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Trying video again
 

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I'm not sure what the problem is; I can't seem to get it to work. I have confirmed I can upload .MOV files myself. I'm sorry for the troubles on this -- I'd really like to see!
 

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Update: I was able to add it to the Photos/Videos gallery, and I embedded it to your original post.
 

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Thanks lets try again
...looks like mating to me, FWIW. Great capture!
Really that would be great. If so the large one is the female that I just introduced right? Wouldn’t they be a little small for mating since males get to be 3 inches and the females grow to 5? Thanks for your help. Tom
 

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I'll yield to resident experts, like @Thales, but 3 and 5 respectively do seem large; I imagine they do mate at smaller sizes... I'm not sure that interaction was long enough to deliver the goods, but maybe... I don't have enough direct experience observing this to confirm, but we do have those folks in the community.
 

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