Juvenile Pharonis pictures

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Melissa said:
These are wonderful photos. Can they change the iridescent blue around the edge of the mantle? Is that their everyday dress?

Melissa

Thank you! These guys show up beautifully in the flash.

Yes, this is the everyday dress of immature S. pharonis. Once they reach maturity, the females will wear a mottled color most often while the males, especially the biggest and most dominant, will often assume a gorgeous zebra pattern! The blue around the edges of their mantle seems to show more in the juveniles. It varies, though. They can change it.

Here is a picture of that zebra pattern attatched for you to see
 

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Think I might get a cuttle tank next instead of an octo tank.. decissions decissions
pics like that remind me how cool they are :smile:
 
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For cuttle hatchlings, live mysids are key to raising them. As they get large enough, they are given appropriately sized live shrimp. The adults are finally trained to accept frozen shrimp.
 

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lolol :lol: :lol: :lol:

i had four males and they did fight like hell! That was sepia officinalis tho...
 

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