cuttle

Discussion in 'Cuttlefish Care' started by aristocat, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. aristocat

    aristocat Cuttlefish Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    hi do some people not by cuttles depending on there location would living by the ocean be convineint?:grin:
     
  2. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2006
    Messages:
    2,364
    Likes Received:
    7
    If you lived by the ocean in Indonesia or Australia it might be convenient.

    I'm not sure what your question is.
     
  3. Lime

    Lime O. vulgaris Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2008
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well, living by the ocean would be convient as how you would be able to catch some of your own food.
     
  4. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2006
    Messages:
    2,364
    Likes Received:
    7
    You have to take into consideration how polluted the area is though. Most people who've been doing this and posting here haven't seemed to have any issues with that though, that we know of.
     
  5. Lime

    Lime O. vulgaris Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2008
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oh yeah, thats true, Animal Mother. Didn't think of that. :\ Probably just because my area isn't polluted and I could catch some shrimps and crabs and stuff.
     
  6. aristocat

    aristocat Cuttlefish Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    what prices are cuttles commonly seen for? how often do cuttles need to eat? would they feast on blue leg hermit crabs?:eek:
     
  7. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2006
    Messages:
    2,364
    Likes Received:
    7
    Eggs tend to go for around $15 each. Cuttles range from about $75-$150.

    They won't eat clean up crew critters like hermits and snails. Just crabs and shrimp.
     
  8. aristocat

    aristocat Cuttlefish Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    what kind of crabs can I use is breeding shrimp and crabs easy? instead of octopus can I get a cuttlefish instead? :grin:
     
  9. cuttlefishguy

    cuttlefishguy Blue Ring Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2008
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    I live less than a mile from Tampa Bay therefore I go to the local bait shop and pick up live saltwater shrimp it is very convient.
     
  10. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2006
    Messages:
    2,364
    Likes Received:
    7
    Fiddler crabs, emerald crabs, porcelain crabs... those kind of crabs.

    As for breeding live food organisms, depends on what your definition of "easy" is. I've never heard of anyone on this particular site doing such, and considering how many of us keep cephs and require live foods, I doubt that it would be a relatively easy task. That's why we pay for our pets foods instead.

    Whatever you can provide a proper setup for and afford to feed.
     

Share This Page