Food enrichment

Discussion in 'Cuttlefish Care' started by shipposhack, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. shipposhack

    shipposhack Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    What is the best food enrichment for cuttles? I want to add something to my mysid water that will make them more nutritionally beneficial to the cuttles. I am most concerned with calcium uptake so they can produce a thick cuttlebone. Would Selcon, Zoe, or Zoecon be worthwhile? What about Vit. C to boost their immune system or garlic to ward off parasites (has garlic even been tested on cephs)?

    Just wondering if I can better provide for my babies :)

    Thanks for any help or input
     
  2. cuttlegirl

    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Mysids are the best food by themselves, you don't need to add any vitamin/mineral enrichment. I am not sure if cuttles get calcium from the food they eat or from the surrounding sea water, I will need to investigate this...
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    I'm sure you know this but it bears repeating! If you do decide to go for enrichment make sure there is no copper in the supplement.....fatal for cephs!

    J
     

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