View Full Version : Now thatís a cute cuttle!

12/15/2013, 03:13 AM
My new cuttle eggs just hatched,awwww,lol.
Lovely pattern!

12/16/2013, 09:57 AM
thats a cuttlefish?

12/16/2013, 10:42 AM
awww hehe now what

12/16/2013, 02:27 PM
That's so cool! Are you raising some to keep or letting them go? Love the pattern.
I'd buy one from you if I lived closer!

12/17/2013, 02:38 AM
They are all practising colour changes; it appears they couldnít do it till two days old.
I tried to get them to fade in and out but until the two day mark, they couldnít do it.
Now theyíre acting like a kid with a new toy, they appear to be all playing with their new capacity.

This little one was the winnerí it was like a light flashing off and on.
In fact at one stage they all looked like stars blinking in the sky.

12/26/2013, 08:26 AM
Bobtiail squid, not cuttles. Cute anyway!

12/26/2013, 12:26 PM
They looked like stars in the sky? That is so cool. It's weird how they don't have the ability to change color right away and the when they do figure it out they play around like that. I would think in the wild that would attract predators. And I never thought about squids playing. That is just so cool.

12/27/2013, 02:54 AM
Bobtiail squid, not cuttles. Cute anyway!

Thanks for that, I would have bet that they were cuttles but its good to know the right species.
Thanks again.

12/27/2013, 02:56 AM
Just gonna say it. You ARE planning to name one Squishy, right?

Soooo cute :)

12/27/2013, 04:56 PM
How big are they ? What do they eat ?

12/27/2013, 09:19 PM
How big are they ? What do they eat ?
I fed them amphipods that I grow in a mass of chaeto, they have gotten big enough now and with no room anywhere safe for them, the last pic was taken for the reference thread on what eggs at the shore line we find locally become what type of amphipod, now they are fish food.
There are only two that have not been eaten,but it wont take long.
This will be the case with all eggs for next year or so,I raise and take pics to show what comes from what type of eggs we see, that's all they are for.
I grab a few of any clutch I find for this reason and here we are not allowed to let go of anything that has been in an aquarium.

04/07/2014, 01:13 PM
My new cuttle eggs just hatched,awwww,lol.

Lovely pattern!


That's awesome!!

07/03/2014, 06:50 PM
Do you still have them?

07/04/2014, 01:01 AM
Do you still have them?

Yep, I thought i had killed them by some high temps for three days, being temperate species, but after getting the temps under control there were over 20 buzzing around and feeding two days later. I got the camera ready and they all hit the dirt so to speak. The silly things must think I canít see them?

08/30/2014, 09:57 AM
Again, very cool. Thanks for sharing!

09/01/2014, 05:34 AM
A new batch with near 100 percent success, this is the largest of them at one month old. This time I accidentally put in some bob tails but all get on, so far! Most are a bit fat due to most eating my frozen foods now, no predators and very little space to take off is making them a bit fat. There is another thing with them; they actual spend most of their time in the surface of the substrate, so not much movement.

09/09/2014, 04:33 AM
Since I got rid of the bob tails these are the new guys getting bigger, especially the big dude and all waiting for the next feed.

09/09/2014, 08:27 AM
Now if you could export them...

09/29/2014, 10:48 PM
they are sooooo darn cute!

02/04/2015, 12:34 PM
Wow! I'm so jealous! So you actually found these eggs in the ocean and brought them home? That is so awesome!