How much food should i feed my octopus and cuttles

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  1. amywilkes

    amywilkes Larval Mass Registered

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    Hi everyone

    I am trying to figure out how much food i should be giving my octopus and cuttlefish. I have been told that cephalopods in general need to eat a lot because of their high metabolism but Im having trouble finding a guide as to how much is just right. Ive heard that half the mantle size a day is good for an octopus...not sure with cuttlefish. How much does everyone else feed their cephs per day? And any ideas where i can find some info on this?
     
  2. Nippel

    Nippel O. bimaculoides Registered

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    hi, my cuttle eats up to 15 shrimps of 3/4" in size.

    Or 1-2 stickelbacks of 1-2" in size each day.
     
  3. spinycheek

    spinycheek GPO Registered

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    My adult dwarf cuttle (sepia bandensis) will eat 1 medium sized silver side per day or two small silversides. Sometimes, she'll eat more if I offer it, but she never has much gusto when doing so. So I think half mantle length is a good rule of thumb.
     

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