Live Cuttles or Eggs?

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  1. jkprules

    jkprules Cuttlefish Registered

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    So my friend and I want to get a cuttlefish or two. We were gonna get eggs, but it sounds like feeding the hatchlings would be an expensive disaster for us.

    I've read that eggs ship better than live cuttles, but i was wondering if anyone had firsthand experience. Can anyone give me a rough servival rate or something? I think these things are tank raised/bred, so hopefully they'll be more hardy.
     
  2. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Eggs ship well, and hatchligs ship well. Adults ship poorly. Most important, you rarely see anything but eggs or hatchlings for sale so you'll prolly hit the feeding issue either way.
     
  3. Six-Seven

    Six-Seven Pygmy Octopus Supporter

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    Is there anything less expensive you can feed them then the mysid shrimp?
    How do you keep them alive? Do you need a separate tank for the food?
     
  4. jkprules

    jkprules Cuttlefish Registered

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    nevermind. tank exploded. water everywhere. i guess the situation worked itself out.
     
  5. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    sorry to hear it :sink:
     
  6. Tommycs

    Tommycs Wonderpus Supporter

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    Hopefully you can keep cuttles in the future. :tomato::sink:
     

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