How much?

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  1. jamest0o0

    jamest0o0 O. vulgaris Registered

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    I was wondering if anyone could give me an estimate on how much I'd be spending weekly to feed 2 cuttles?
     
  2. daddysquoc

    daddysquoc Wonderpus Registered

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    that depends where u get food from and what u feed.
     
  3. jamest0o0

    jamest0o0 O. vulgaris Registered

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    Pretty sure most people use aquaculture.com? And don't sepia bandesis eat shore shrimp and fiddlers?
     
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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    I just added up what I spent at Sach's for one year of food :shock: $2500.00. That doesn't include the few months eating mysids :goofysca:.
     
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    jamest0o0 O. vulgaris Registered

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    Ah yeah figured it was an insane amount, when I first decided I wanted cuttles I was working, but now that school is comming around(11th grade) I'm trying to just focus on that because this is the most important year and I didn't do well in the past. I would love to have cuttles, but I guess I'm going to have to hold off for now :(.
     
  6. Keith

    Keith Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    cuttlegirl do you keep a small species like bandesis or a larger species?
     
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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    That was for three S. bandensis that I had for 14 months. I have kept S. officinalis, but I had access to the ocean :grin:, so food was free.
     
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    jamest0o0 O. vulgaris Registered

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    You live in pittsburgh? Same here lol.
     
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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    :grin:
     
  10. Keith

    Keith Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    damn. thats a LOT of cash for a small cuttle.
     
  11. Keith

    Keith Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    i guess that just shows your dedication to the hobby.
     
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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    :roll: or addiction...
     
  13. Keith

    Keith Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    not a bad thing to be addicted to in my opinion.
     
  14. jamest0o0

    jamest0o0 O. vulgaris Registered

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    I agree :)
     
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    Paradox Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Once you train them to eat frozen...which can be as early as a month to 1.5 months, its cheap to feed them.

    I dont really want to think about how much Ive spent on foods before this!
     
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    whats the price difference with frozen food?
     
  17. mattyice

    mattyice Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    i see you guys recommend switching over to frozen food...but is it like fish or mantis shrimp? when i fed my Peacock Mantis Shrimp when i fed frozen i would use a syringe and inject the food with some selcon vitamins, would that be an okay thing to do with cuttles? or when i would feed my fish i would do the same thing...inject the silversides or krill with selcon
     

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