Ray's 125G Cuttle Rearing System

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  1. magnetar68

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    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

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    Well done! it must be fun to watch their mating behavior!
     
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    Most likely mysid
    shrimp... Mysis are a genus of Mysidae and are freshwater and brackish.
     
  4. Kensington Reefer

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    Yea, what he said
     
  5. magnetar68

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    Recent Video:

    [youtube]QY6rH21y75Q[/youtube]
     
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    So cool! Out of curiosity, how often do you see your cuttles flashing?
     
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    Very cool Ray !
     
  8. magnetar68

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    They are pretty much always flashing. You should come on over and check them out.
     
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    Very cool vid. The eggs look HUGE compared to the cuttle's body. Are they really that big?

    -Gregory
     
  10. magnetar68

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    No, I zoomed in. They are about the size of a smaller grape, but bigger than a large blueberry.
     
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    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. :)
     
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    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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