Got my cuttles from Righty... Sweet.

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  1. a rabid squid

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    I drove up to san fransisco to pick up 2 cuttles because i know how much he hates shipping. when i got home they both looked dead until i put some of my water in the bag. i just think the water ran out of oxygen because of the traffic. but now theyre doing great. i just keep them in a breeder net full of food and they can eat whenever i shake the net and all the coepapods run out of their hiding places. they are really small like half an inch or so but they are growing really fast. i can see the difference every day. but they are using their colors a lot more than i expected with babies. and can anyone tell me how to ween them onto frozen food? and i heard something about feeding them crab limbs. would this work? because i have a ton of crabs in my tank right now.

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    same with mine, i only have one, but the color change i have seen since yesterday is amazing, i have seen white all the way to dark red
     
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    a pretty bad pic but u get the idea.
     

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    Congratulations!
     
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    Keep us updated!
     
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    ditto
     
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    awwwwwwwwwwwwwww cute!

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    it's sooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!


    ...lucky...
     
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    Those little guys ought to grow pretty fast. Better enjoy them kitten-sized now - soon they'll be cats! Only without the smell.
     
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    im sad to say one of them got eaten by a crab i had in my tank. i forgot to take the pinchers off on just one of them. i coundnt find the corpse of the cuttle but i saw the crab on the breeder net and i just assumed. well the crab was thrown far far away into the woods and the other one is doing very well. its been growing very fast and starting to react to me more.
     
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    I suspect the cuttle may have just died (happens with youngsters) and the crab then disposed of the corpse............ they are after all very good scavengers!

    j
     
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    sad to say the other one just died too. i dont know how but i never found any remains... those pesky aliens. my water was perfect... i dont know what happened. well i was thinking of trying an octopus, maybe ill like them too.
    kevin
     
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    maybe i'll get a mimic from one of those guys on eBay...
     
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    just kidding
    :lol:............... :mad: "that wasnt funny"
     
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    Bummer. What were you feeding and how much?
     
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    i was feeding them those things you gave me. i went to the beach and got some more. im pretty sure it wasnt the feeding, it was pretty solid. but now im gonna order an octo just to see what all the hype is about.
     
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    Did you actually see them eat? How often and how much did you feed?
     
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    sry to hear bout the guys, the one i got is doin well, although he has not grown much larger, he has become much more active. but i think that pods are not large enough to meat his needs. as i am just colecting them from the filters or my other tanks. i tried to use ghost shirmp enriced with selcon, and fed golden pearls, but i worry that it is not the proper food choice
     

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