Cuttlebug has arrived!!!!

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  1. dbbga

    dbbga Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    WOW this is so great!!!!! My little cuttlefish arrived at 12:35 this afternoon, acclimation took over an hour, then he was released into the tank. He stayed on the bottom in the sandbed for a long time trying to get his bearings down. Around 6pm I put a guppy in the tank and he went up and caught it before i could get the net out of the tank :heee: Now he is stalking the small hermit crabs that are in the tank and flashing his colors. No ink problems as of yet, all is very well with little Cuttlebug :wink:

    His mantle length is about 1" and from his eyes to tip of tent is about 1/2" so he is very small,,, this is way cool
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hey, wonderful news about Cuttlebug (like that name!).

    Glad all went smoothly and that he's eaten. Didn't expect him to be so small - maybe this is a second generation of cuttlefish at Octopets.

    Sounds like Cuttlebug is settling in very well.

    Congrations on having the first Dallas area cuttlefish!!

    Keep us posted, please.

    Nancy
     
  3. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    How exciting! I love the name! Do you think you will have pics soon?

    And congrats!!!

    Carol
     
  4. dbbga

    dbbga Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    thanks everyone :D I was so worried something would go wrong :roll: but it couldnt have gone better. Little Cuttlebug is so cute stalking the hermits its just to cute... I will take pics this weekend and get them posted :mrgreen: :rainbow:
     
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    AWESOME!!!!! Can't wait to see some pics...
    greg
     
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    Ditto ^^ 8)


    PIX!! :D
     
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    hehe what a cute name!! :P
     
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    Congrats on your new arrival and his smooth acclimation :heee:
     
  9. dbbga

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    Well overnight something terrible has gone wrong!!!!! This morning he is floating on top the water and his catching tent. is hanging out and he cant seem to get to the bottom of the tank. This is most disappointing. I dont think he will make it thru the day :( :cry: All params are good. I just dont understand. There is nothing in the tank that can hurt him. I even turned the power heads off so he wouldnt get hurt. This is so dissapointing.
     
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    Sorry to hear about cuttlebug.

    It sounded like he was doing so well.
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Very sorry to hear this. I wish I could offer some advice, but I don't know what's wrong.

    Nancy
     
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    Well here it is 11am and he is still hanging in there :) He has regained the ability to get to the bottom of the tank and his catching tent. seems to have slight movement in it and it is also changing colors, I didnt not know that those tent could also change colors :P Right now he is buried in the sand bed and just resting, maybe there is a chance he might make it. I just dont know.....
     
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    Hang in there Cuttlebug!!! Hopefully, it will just be some shock from the transfer...best wishes!
    greg
     
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    :cry: Sad to say that Cuttlebug just passed away :cry:
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Very sorry to hear about Cuttlebug. :angelpus:

    Nancy
     
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    wow...that really sucks. Sorry about the cuttle...we have all had similar experiences with animals, especially cephs...but it doesn't make it any easier... :(
    greg
     
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    Really sorry to hear about Cuttlebug :cry:
     
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    :( So sorry to hear. Maybe he was too stressed from shipping. Maybe see if they will replace him?

    Carol
     
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    Yes they will replace him, but im really not sure that im up to really having a cuttle :( Jack said that i should really take another cuttle but would give me store credit if i wished. He also asked me to think about getting another octo :? He was very nice and understanding. Right now Im just wondering what the heck went wrong in my tank or was it just stress :goofysca:
     
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    DAMN U FEDEX AND UR STRESSFUL SHIPPING METHODS!!!!!!!!!!! Hey dont worry its probally not u.... I really suck at keeping fish and I had an octo and taught it to eat from my hand. And I think having a cuttle would be awesome! Go ahead and get another, take advantage of ur position! Good bye cuttle bug I didn't know u well.... :cry:
     

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