Discussion in 'Cuttlefish Care' started by Thales, Mar 24, 2014.
Re: Possible alternative foods for cuttlefish hatchlings!
How old were the cuttles when they could successfully eat the fish? What about something much simpler to raise for food like sailfin mollies? MORE info on the possibilities please as this would likely apply to octo hatchlings as well IF the cephs get enough nutrition from the fish hatchlings.
Excerpt From the above Advanced Aquarist article:
Many freshwater fish like mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) can adapt to brackish water. These, whether fry, juvenile or adult would potentially make good feeder fish for cephalopods, particularly for those trying to raise them far from the coast.
You don't get the numbers you need to raise cephs from livebearers - unless you want to have a ton of them or have a pond to raise them in.
... and sometimes you can't get critters to breed. I bought a batch of red Hawaiian shrimp over a year ago in hopes of having hatchling supplemental food well in advance of any hatchlings. I still have the original 18 shrimp in one tank and the two I paired separately in another. They seem to be eating and using the full tank and rocks but don't produce offspring. I have never seen any of the shrimp even carry eggs so I don't think I have simply lost the young. I do have some cool pink volunteer sponge in the tank though
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