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feeding times

jellyfish

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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:
 

cuttlegirl

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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.
 

jellyfish

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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
 

jellyfish

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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:
 

Nippel

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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
 

jellyfish

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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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