[Cuttlefish Eggs]: Dale's Dwarf Cuttles

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Bought some eggs, they got here about 30 minutes ago. One hatchling and several eggs. The hatchling is swimming about and several of the eggs have similarly sized babies inside so I imagine it won't be long before the lone cuttle has company.

Pictures soon!

This is the nursery I Frankensteined out of some window screen and eggcrate and acrylic rods for hooks.


 

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Dale, glad to hear that you're raising cuttles. Best of luck to you. It would be nice if we eventually had a Dallas/Ft. Worth source of cuttle eggs!

Nice pics of your tank. What will you feed the hatchlings, and where will you get the food?

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Cool--it is nice to see someone else posting who has eggs/cuttles at the same stage of development as mine. It will be interesting to follow the progress of your little guys, and compare notes :)

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Thanks Rich, it was a spur of the moment "I need to buy some net breeders" to "I can BUILD one for free with crap I have laying around!"

Nancy, it would be nice... we shall see what happens. I ordered a dozen so I'd have good odds of getting at least one pair out of the batch. 8 of the eggs have similarly sized babies inside, the others I'm not so sure about. I'm going to keep 4 or 5 and try to find someone to take the others if (please please please) enough make it that far. When I told Layla that she said... "But what about that tank?" referring to my super awesome cula malo new octopus tank that's being put together at the moment. I'm going to feed them pods for now. Between the 3 displays and the prop tank, I have 4 refugiums, all of which are crawling with pods. The prop tank has no fish in it so at any given time I can count a few dozen running around just on the glass, some of which are bigger than the cuttle babies. Should be a good enough source of food for a couple of weeks. If they won't take frozen mysis after that I'll just have to place an order with SACHS.

D.. Finally??? I opted a while back! The supply just couldn't meet the demand.

TQN, I wish you luck! I hope we both have at least half the success Rich and Daniel have had.
 
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Oh..that Dale! This whole time I didn't realize it was you!

Good luck on the cuttles! That window screen breeder is pretty cool!

You may have less success with pods for they are a little harder for the babies to catch. Try to make sure you actually see each one eat and separate the shyer cuttles so they have a better chance of feeding.
 

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