lighting for cuttles

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  1. jellyfish

    jellyfish Cuttlefish Registered

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    hi everyone,
    need a bit of advice on lighting.
    my bandensis wont really come out during day light hours .
    I was wondering if they will eventually come out during the day as they get older ,as for lighting what colour would allow me to watch them at night without causing them any distress blue or red ?
    thanks:smile:
     
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    robind O. bimaculoides Registered

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    I don't know, but I know that whomever answers this question is going to want to know what kind of lighting you have on now.
     
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    smalljerm O. bimaculoides Registered

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    i think the lighting that wouldnt stress them during the night would be red cause i think they arent sensative to red.
     
  4. jellyfish

    jellyfish Cuttlefish Registered

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    thanks smalljerm i thought i saw something in a mag about lighting just wasnt sure what colour .
    do you know if s. bandensis eventually come out during the day?? i have t8 one blue and one marine white and two t5 both marine white.
     
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    smalljerm O. bimaculoides Registered

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    From what i know, they would eventually come out in the day , esp if your feeding time is in the day, they would come out when your around once they are accustomed and settled down.
     
  6. Nippel

    Nippel O. bimaculoides Registered

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    its easy. feed your cuttle always in the time from midday to the evening (1-6 PM) and it will swimm all the day in front of the glass. So it works with my cuttle
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    How old are they? They tend to hide for the first 4-6 months, then are out all the time.
     
  8. jellyfish

    jellyfish Cuttlefish Registered

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    Thanks guys my cuttles are around 2months old and a little over 1 inch or so long.
    Really beautiful creatures i never get fed up with watching them.
    It should be much better when they start to appear during the day (not getting much sleep) but they are getting braver.

    The lights i mentioned previously are on during the day as i have corals in the same tank would these bother them during the day??
    Thanks again :smile:
     

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