[Cuttlefish]: New Baby Cuttlefish

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  1. cephaloholic

    cephaloholic O. vulgaris Registered

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    :baby: yesterday i walked into a new pet shop in my town to get food for my 15 birds and saw that there were two just hatched cuttlefish, i'm positive that it's sepia bandensis . i askede them what their plan for them was and they said they were going to feed it LIVE BRINE. also while i was there i saw them do a top off with TAP WATER which made me :mad:
    when i got home i talked to my parents about saving them and they were hesitant at first but i talked them into it. so today i went to go get them because i had a tank that had been cycled for a while, but when i got there i was told that one had passed so i snagged the live one and acclimated him/her for about 3 1/2 hrs. he/she has been in the tank for a few hours and seems to be doing well. i ordered a bunch of live mysids and amphipods for him and am praying he survives. he is swimming around the net breeder and is changing colors so rapidly it almost gives me a headache. Sometimes it's so hard to find him when he's camouflaged against the live rock. i 've never raised a cuttle from a baby so i need some pointers. i'm trying to juggle highschool, my birds babies, my pseudochromis' larvae and now the cuttlefish. Wish me luck

    Hope to have pictures soon if he makes it
     
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    bluespotocto Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    How new born is your cuttle? Oya and congrats on your new cuttle:smile:
     
  3. cephaloholic

    cephaloholic O. vulgaris Registered

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    doesnt matter anymore. he passed. i guess he was exposed to copper in the tap water and couldn't recover
     
  4. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    Could have been any number of things caused the death. You tried. Sorry it didn't work out.
     
  5. cephaloholic

    cephaloholic O. vulgaris Registered

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    thanks AM. And to make things worse one of my birds that had a broken leg drowned in his water dish=(
     
  6. cuttlechris

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    man i'm really sorry to hear about your loss.
     
  7. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    Bummer.

    I used to rescue herps when I worked at the animal shelter. One of them apparently had a bad mite problem and all 3 of my ball pythons ended up with a crazy snake disease from it, had neurological side effects, made them twist their heads around backwards. Ended up drowning themselves trying to drink. Then my 8 foot boa got its face eaten off by a rat.
     
  8. bluespotocto

    bluespotocto Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:sorry for your losts
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Sorry about that - nice that you tried to rescue the cuttle.

    Nancy
     
  10. cephaloholic

    cephaloholic O. vulgaris Registered

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    thanks for the support you guys. AM i used to hacve a ball python too. arent they just beautiful with the most docile disposition.
     

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