Ray's 125G Cuttle Rearing System

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by magnetar68, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. magnetar68

    magnetar68 Supporting Member

    Thanks all. My vague understanding is that the first few batches might not be reliable, but I currently do not plan to raise these, so if anyone wants these eggs, let me know.
     
  2. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    Well done! it must be fun to watch their mating behavior!
     
  3. BAYMAC

    BAYMAC Guest



    Most likely mysid
    shrimp... Mysis are a genus of Mysidae and are freshwater and brackish.
     
  4. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Yea, what he said
     
  5. magnetar68

    magnetar68 Supporting Member

    Recent Video:

    [youtube]QY6rH21y75Q[/youtube]
     
  6. So cool! Out of curiosity, how often do you see your cuttles flashing?
     
  7. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    Very cool Ray !
     
  8. magnetar68

    magnetar68 Supporting Member

    They are pretty much always flashing. You should come on over and check them out.
     
  9. GDawson

    GDawson Guest

    Very cool vid. The eggs look HUGE compared to the cuttle's body. Are they really that big?

    -Gregory
     
  10. magnetar68

    magnetar68 Supporting Member

    No, I zoomed in. They are about the size of a smaller grape, but bigger than a large blueberry.
     
  11. Thanks for the invite, I most certainly will! One of these days I intend to start keeping cephs, and will need to rely on you and Rich's expertise. :)
     
  12. magnetar68

    magnetar68 Supporting Member

    I have tons of eggs, but they are small, so I don't think they are viable. I was having issues with nitrates getting pretty high, but I was feed rather large shrimp to each cuttle 2x per day. I have gone to more medium sized shrimp 1x per day and the nitrates are coming down. I also added more biopellets but that has also created an bacteria bloom, so the water is a little cloudy. We also dropped out nice camera and broke the lens, so I don't have any updated pics.

    The funny thing is that I had separated two males cuttles from the main display tank that were fighting with the larger male, Brutus. They seemed OK together in the smaller tank together, so I did not put in a separator. Well, now I have eggs in the smaller tank. So my two makes are obviously a male-female pair.

    I know have 4 cuttles in the main display: 1 male and 3 females; and a male/female pair in the smaller tank. I gave one the the males away and one male died in the main display tank a while back from what I presume was fighting with Brutus.
     

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