cuttle eggs

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Hi everyone! Just got some cuttle eggs in and I have a question. They are looking a little "deflated." I was afraid that there might not be enough O2 getting to them because they are in a little Critter Keeper and not a breeder net. Any suggestions?
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Hey! The critter keeper... Is it in the tank or open to tank water and flow? I doubt its an O2 problem if its submerged in the tank and there are atleast some slits for water movement.

Did the eggs come to you inflated and then subsequently deflate? If so this is probably not a good sign. If they came this way they will probably still inflate. Where'd you get them?

Sorry, I know I asked more questions then answered but we will probably need more info to help. Good luck and try to check out some of the journals to see other peoples experiences with eggs.
 

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Well I am not sure what you mean by "in the tank" but hopefully I successfully attached some pictures to clear up some things.
They came pretty well inflated, but have since shrunk. I got them from Paradise Pet Shop. I have never done business with them. The eggs looked great when they got here. You could even see the little babies inside. I don't know what I did.
Thanks for the reply though.
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I cant see them perfectly but most of those eggs look viable. You'll just have to watch and wait. What salinity (gravity) do you have your tank at? Do you know what the gravity the eggs were laid in is?
 

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I keep it at 35ppt. I don't know at what salinity they were laid at. Oh, that's not what they look like now. That's what they looked like when I got them. Now they are all shriveled up. Thanks for the reply,
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That's too bad octoqueen - so are they all lost?
 

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Next time you get eggs... Check the gravity of the bag they send them in. I bet those were kept in low gravity sw which never turns out well with cuttle eggs. Try checking your LFS and see if they can order you eggs. I had good luck this way.
 

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Ya, I don't think they would make it. Thanks though. I emailed my lab coordinator to see if we can't get in another ceph. We have had pretty good luck with octopus, but everyone complained because they could never see them.
 

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Unfortunately I don't know of too many fish stores (besides petco) in Bowling Green, Ohio. I can ask around though. Maybe someone with a car can drive me to one.
 

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same here

I have had four egg clutches from Paradise Pets with the same problem. I am searching for answers. But when the eggs start deflating with babies inside they are most likely dead. Do you have your water at 34 ppt salinity? I read an article from a breeder that says this is what they need. That may be my problem too. Next clutch I will have the water at this level. Good luck!
 

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