3 new cuttle fish HELP 2 sluggish other one better but still a little slow

John Reichard

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3 new BABY cuttlefish 2 sluggish the other one is better but still a little slow.
CANT GET THEM TO EAT FOR THE LIFE OF ME They are in a breeder box with some dragons breath red macroalge and 3 live mosquitofish fry
 

DWhatley

Cthulhu
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Mysid are very small and the only consistent food members have been able to use to get new hatchlings to eat. Keeping new hatchlings alive is rather expensive and a primary reason they are so seldom kept for more than one generation. Keeping the mysids alive is part of the issue. I use (Paul Sachs, Aquaculture Store for several of his food inverts but there are a couple of online offerings.
 

magnetar68

O. vulgaris
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I think I recall someone having luck getting amphipods from local reefers by shaking out their refugium Chaeto. There are several places that will overnight live mysis. They can be kept in a 20G long with a heater.
 

magnetar68

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oh, BTW, yes, the hatchlings will go after amphipods. I fed my cuttles amphiodws from my fliter socks. But mysis were best. When they got bigger I fed them Palaemonetes vulgaris from livebrineshrimp.com.
 

Thales

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#13
Sorry for my late reply.

The bandensis in this vid are prolly 2 months old - surely over a month. Sorry for that confusion. Amphipods or mysis are really it. Amphipods are harder because they are harder to catch for the cuttle, but cheaper than mysis which are easier to catch but more expensive than amphipods.

Here is place you can order amphipods from Amphipods & Copepods - 1000

 

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