[Squid]: Pacific Bobtail Squid

Jean

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Hi We have some Pacific Bobtails (Sepioloidea pacifica) at the Portobello aquarium, came in on a dredge and are all older animals, they've started laying eggs! Sorry about the quality of the pics, but its a round tank and hard to get a good angle!

J
 

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Jean

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more!

I know the tank looks crowded but the other half was empty! They decided to aggregate! The white one in the last pic has passed, it just finished laying eggs.

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Nancy

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Interesting that you have bobtail squid now! We've had interest in these little squid from time to time here on Tonmo, so it's nice to have some pics.

Will you try to raise the hatchlings?

Nancy
 


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Top stuff, I've currently got some unidentified cephalopod eggs in my possesion at my aquarium will be posting picks later on to see if anyone around england can id the little fellas
 

Jean

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They were feeding, right up to the point they started laying! They were fed mixed plankton, but had a definite preference for the local Euphausid (a krill) Nyctiphanes australis, which are quite large ~ 1cm long, the bobs were between 2 and 4 cm mantle length.

We have a few left but most laid eggs and died :cry: won't know for a while if the eggs are fertile.

We may try to rear them, depends on staff availability! otherwise they'll be released.

J
 

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