Cuttlefish invasion

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  1. Midnight Reefer

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    Just updating on my little cuttles who are not so little anymore.

    They love hovering by the window and staring at people.

    Feeding is live mysid and live crabs, awesome to watch as they target the crabs from behind to avoid the claws!

    cuttle attack.jpg
     
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    Wow that is awesome dude. I love the monte at the back too. Really cool. How many are there?
     
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    So nice to see something different. Would love to see a video of them swimming and feeding. ;)
     
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    Ahh that's so cool.
     
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    Midnight Reefer Thread Starter

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    @King_Triton Thats my green eye chalice.
    @viper357 switch quality to hi def so you can see the actual detail :) will upload a crab hunt now.

     
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    Fantastic, thanks for taking the time to do that. :thumbup: Incredible to see how they feed, I had no idea they had long "tongues" like that, I could sit and watch that all day. :)
     
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    Man these things are wicked. How big do they get?
     
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    i suspect you removed all fish from the aquarium? as they are highly efficient predators
     
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    @viper357 after the several weeks of watching it I still don't get bored. That tongue is 2 feeding tentacles that have suckers on.
    @D3m0n369 They are the dwarf species so around 20 cm I think. very calm together. the common cuttles are cannabalistic and territorial, these guys are puppy dogs in comparison.
    @Achilles Yeap, no fish. It's a double sided sword, they wil eat smaller fish but bigger fish see them as a protein snack!
     
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    this is pretty awesome to see. not something all of us get to see everyday. thanx for the clip
     
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    That is so different and awesome!
     
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    The crab cannot escape thhe disco demon!

    Remember to select high quality!

     
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    Very nice, out of interest sakes... Were these locally collected or sourced from a LFS?
     
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    Firstly, 3 hearts and blue blood with a doughnut shaped brain. Alien?

    Hehe, they were supposed to be for a smaller exhibit for themselves but because of their ability to 'ink', they need one way shock absorbent acrylic...rah rah rah.

    One thing to remember, they have the biggest brain to body ratio of any invert, so jus cus they're squids, don't think they're stupid.

    The cuttlebone starts digging through the skin if they bump up against aquarium backings or objects, this is known as 'butt burn'

    I just said, 'can I have one please?' and I got 4. They are not interested in coral and corals like hammers or frogspawn sting them. So reef safe as far as corals go but shrimps+crabs are food! Pest crabs, hidden snacks waiting to happen. So why not?

    This later turned into 12. about 10cm long each. The biggest one is 23cm and greets me when I start my morning cleanup, I reward this with a live crab :p.

    The most amazing cephelapods that grow like stink. But eggs were collected in mozam, sent to us and we hatched them so aquacultured I guess?
     
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    Wow they look so awesome Wouter...
     
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    Tag very intresting
     
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