Article: Growth and survival of cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) of fed shrimp vs. fish

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  1. cuttlegirl

    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    I found this article about feeding cuttlefish live vs. frozen and shrimp vs. fish.

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6T4D-48PVFR6-2&_user=10&_coverDate=01%2F12%2F2004&_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_orig=search&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_searchStrId=1320326748&_rerunOrigin=google&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=ce19adaed282bd04503cabd82a3676fd

     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Interesting but not surprising that this was the same basic outcome of the study I saw on octopuses (in that case it was fish vs crab). Did you get to read any more of the article? I was curious about live vs frozen shrimp growth rates.
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice to have some anecdote confirmed.
     
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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Here is another, more recent article.
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6T4D-4JDN69Y-C&_user=10&_origUdi=B6T4D-48PVFR6-2&_fmt=high&_coverDate=06%2F15%2F2006&_rdoc=1&_orig=article&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=7bdad556b504324dbf87b4f53cacbd9a
     
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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    And yet another article, confirming what is already known anecdotally...
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6T4D-4Y3TX5F-7&_user=10&_coverDate=02%2F27%2F2010&_alid=1320578501&_rdoc=45&_fmt=high&_orig=search&_cdi=4972&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_ct=1344&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=699f20a31aff8eef38ee280010e0a46f
     
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    Delicious.
     
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    Yummy...
    I may try raising a few by only feeding live mysids for the first 1 - 2 weeks,( or if they accept the tiny amphipods right away, skipping mysids all together) then changing to the gammarids (amphipods) I catch locally. I think I mentioned in another thread that my 20g amphipod tank has hundreds of tiny babies and I may be able to harvest right out of a carbon reactor, which is where I have seen them congregate.
    With the 5 adults I have right now, the one that was lost in the sump from day 3 to day 50 has had no mysids it's entire life. It is about 1/2" smaller than it's siblings, but this could be due to it's having to find it's own food in a sump I had been harvesting gammarids from, so food may have been somewhat scarce in there.
     
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    It's definetly interesting as most people keeping officinalis will try and get them onto dead food at the 60 day mark as it is a lot cheaper. Although in saying that I fed my ones on dead food from about day 70 and had varying sizes amongst all three, I believe habitat size pays a role too. The one that got the biggest was in a larger size tank, this is all anecdotal of course
     

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