5 Cuttle eggs coming tomorrow

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I have all 5 eggs in one net breeder that's hanging in my main 30g tank. The net breeder has a fair amount of macro algae in it to stop the eggs from rolling around.
 

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I went with a Coralife 65g Super skimmer.

After just the first 3 days it got a good amount of gunk out of my tank, it wasn't too pricy either.
 

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I think those are great skimmers for the price point and the 65 is much better than the larger one. I assume your using it as a HOB vs in sump? Glad it is working out so well for you. That was my first skimmer on a 45g.
 

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Today I woke up to my first cuttle! It had apparently hatched between 2 and 6am when the tank is pitch black so there was no way of watching the hatch, and I think it being completely dark out has something to do with the time in which it did hatch. It also likes to hide whenever I turn my tank light on.

When I woke up and checked out my tank this morning, I noticed one of my larger eggs had deflated and for a second their I was actually disappointed thinking that the egg didn't make it. Then I looked under the macro I have in their and saw my cuttle lying on the bottom completely white, and when I moved the algae to get a better look, it jetted away and turned its skin to a pattern of what looked like brown and white triangles, it almost looked like it had a cheesy Christmas sweater vest on lol :P

Anywho, I just put more than enough mysid shrimp in the net breeder, and I'm definitely doing something wrong with the mysids seeing as how nearly half of them are dead already. One swam next to my new cuttle and my cuttle attempted to strike but couldn't catch the mysid. Nothing has happened since as far as feeding goes, but I did notice some bipedal crawling and magnificently quick color changes between brown, red, and white. He's a pretty interesting critter :]
 

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My cuttle ate for the first time today. It only took just over 24 hours for it to want to eat, and it even had the appetite for 2 mysids within a 1 hour time frame.

Is it possible to overfeed my Cuttles? Because if its not I'm gonna go nuts and put this guy on the heavy end of the scale :sagrin:
 

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YEA on the cuttle hatching...pretty exciting stuff. With regard to feeding too much. When you are feeding live food you really only want to put in what you think they are going to eat. I find that mine get spooked from time to time and ink if the live food scares them when they aren't paying attention. If you were feeding frozen food then you definitely only want to feed what they eat our you have a potential issue with the rotting food that isn't eaten. Bad, bad, bad. You can' really overfeed - they aren't beagles or goats that just eat because it's there.
 

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Today when walked up to my tank to see if any eggs hatched (they didn't) the little hatchling I do have went nuts. It had inked itself then jetted in circles for nearly 10 seconds quickly changing from red to brown to white and back again. It was pretty bizzare, I think I'll name him 'Spook' after this morning.

And I'm uploading a short video of him now that might justify the name. Right before I took the video I had moved the breeder box to the other side of the tank to stop my protein skimmer from coating it in bubbles. Vid will be up in a minute.

Edit: http://vimeo.com/10071759

Kind of looks like a ghost in the vid.
 

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