Cuttle egg adventure

Joined
Sep 16, 2005
Messages
4,936
Reaction score
255
Location
Pittsburgh, PA
DeepBlue,

I can't remember your tank parameters (size, do you have a protein skimmer?). So sorry, are you sure it was dead? They really don't move much right after they hatch. If it is still on the bottom of the breeder net and not floating, you should not disturb it.
 
Joined
Apr 2, 2010
Messages
286
Reaction score
35
It was on the bottom of the net breeder. I gently moved it into a small tuberware container (where it is still sitting on the bottom). It's not moving at all, or changing colors. It's simply whiteish grayish translucent. Should I slowly move it back into the net breeder? I've preformed about a 65% water change.
I'm running a "nursery" seperate from any system. It's a 29 gallon tank with a Reef Octopus protein skimmer rated for 120 gallons. There is only about 9inches of water in the tank (to accomadate the skimmer). The skimmer is the only filtration on the tank.
The only parameters that are out of wack is the alkalinity, which was 286.4 ppm KH. After the water change, it is now about 180.
Salinity was just below 36 also. Now it is slightly above 34
 
Joined
Apr 2, 2010
Messages
286
Reaction score
35
Thanks. If it doesn't float, does that mean it isn't dead? Or can it be dead and not floating?
Thanks again for the glimmer of hope. It's quite disheartening to lose my first cuttle
 
Joined
Apr 2, 2010
Messages
286
Reaction score
35
Cuttle number 2 just hatched.
Now one of the eggs I have is HUGE! The cuttle on the inside looks almost twice as big as the hatchlings and is swimming all over the egg. I expected this egg to hatch first, but its not even second....weird...
 
Joined
Apr 2, 2010
Messages
286
Reaction score
35
It's still the same color (black) and it was bundled with the other eggs. Right now, sitting on top of a plastic (but accurately sized) quarter, it almost blocks the entire view of the quarter.
Also, I think it still has a tiny yoke left.

How could one egg be S. officinalis while the others are bandensis? They were all bundled together by what appeared to be a cuttlefish...
 
Joined
Sep 16, 2005
Messages
4,936
Reaction score
255
Location
Pittsburgh, PA
More than one S. bandensis could have laid eggs in that bundle. I don't think that a S. officinalis would have contributed an egg to the bundle, but I'm wondering if the person who collected the eggs could have picked up an officinalis egg.

Maybe it's just really inflated...
 

Members online

Latest Posts

Forum statistics

Threads
20,428
Messages
205,198
Members
8,473
Latest member
sumit

Monty Awards

TONMOCON IV (2011): Terri
TONMOCON V (2013): Jean
TONMOCON VI (2015): Taollan
TONMOCON VII (2018): ekocak

Top