am I to busy?

aristocat

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hello everyone. I was wondering. I am very busy in the winter would a cuttlefish survive without attention until late affternoon? could I flood feed it while I'm away on one week vacations?:read:
 

Lime

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By flood feed it, do you mean like put a ton of food in it for like a week so it doesn't go hungry? I'm not sure if that would work, but I really dunno.
 

monty

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I know there has been some problem with flood feeding bandensis but I don't remember if it's adults or only juveniles. Here's one thread:

http://www.tonmo.com/community/index.php?threads/4667/

In general, questions like this often have the answer "if it sounds like a risky idea, we don't recommend you do it." Is it theoretically possible for a cuttle to live in a tank for a week? Sure. Is it responsible pet ownership? Not really. What if there is a blackout? A pump failure? A leak? Some large thing on your live rock dies and a water change is needed?

I'd say you should plan to find a knowledgeable cuttle-sitter to check in on your pet once a day, or similar.
 

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#4
this is my personal opinion!!!! I find that if I have to ask "am I too busy" then I am!!!! This is why I don't have tanks at home at the moment.

J
 

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