feeding times

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  1. jellyfish

    jellyfish Cuttlefish Registered

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    hi everyone
    any ideas on how long after hatching is it before bandensis take their first meal??
    i have been told some cuttles dont feed for as long as 2 weeks.
    any views thanks:smile:
     
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    I didn't see my cuttles eat for a while, but that was because they were sooo small. I think it sometimes takes a couple of days, but you should offer them food every day.
     
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    maybe you are right i do see them swimming forward with their tenticles pointing in front and some times they jet forward, but most of the time they blow the food away
     
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    That's hunting behavior - maybe they are still learning how to catch. It's a good sign that they are hunting.
     
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    well thats good news at last. would it be worth trying to tempt them into eating or will the hunger switch there hunting instinct on. dont wanna lose any thanks:smile:
     
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    Offer them food.
     
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    what food did you offer them?

    It can realy take a while. Thats depends on how long the babies stay in the eggs. If the yolk sack is small they need a longer time to start eating. If the sack is big they'll don't need such a long time.

    If they start, you can nearly feed them every 6h so they grow fast. My 2" big cuttle eats 5-15 ghost shrimps every day (!!!)

    Here is a short video clip on youtube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r09kGM9HZjI&feature=channel_page
     
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    hi after a mad day i managed to get hold of some very small ghost shrimps :smile: tried a couple and some cuttles are now feeding :lol: i think it will be a couple of days before the others start as they hatched later thank you all very much for advice .
    i will keep you up to date :cheers::cheers:
     

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