Cuttle growth rate?

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  1. djdime

    djdime GPO Registered

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    Hi guys.

    Just a quick question about growth rates.

    All my cuttles hatched towards the end of january. I was kind of expecting them to be larger by now. The larges is over an inch but the smaller ones are probably about an inch.

    It seems to my eyes they havent grown much recently. The largest one is on frozen krill superba but the smaller ones are still only taking frozen mysis. Fed twice per day, 2 each per serving.

    Is this normal?

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  2. cuttlegirl

    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Sounds like they are ready to move on to larger foods. They can eat something as big as their mantle. Do you have access to live shrimp?
     
  3. djdime

    djdime GPO Registered

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    My supplier has been messing me about for a while. I've been waiting on a supply of large gammarus for 3 weeks. I beleive these are at least 40% protein.

    Am i harming my cuttles at present? i have nightmares of them not growing and with them only having a short life span i want to enjoy them being in the main tank for as long as possible.
     
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    ps the krill superba are big. the largest one has ones 2 x its size.
     

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