[Cuttlefish Eggs]: Officinalis Eggs Found in Garden

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Even though you have a high birth rate they still will have a lower survival rate. Even though my recent clutch had 100% birth rate, 10 to be exact, I have only 4 surviving. Some just didnt want to eat, some Born too early, damage to tentacles, and natural strongest survival, affects how many of your clutch will make it to adulthood.
 

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I have seven in total now 11 days old, only one baby hatched and was deformed so died shortly after hatching, the rest seem OK, moved them onto the sandhopper Amphipods shrimp which is very plentiful on the beach and easy to collect at low tide, they are all eating them now with enthusiasm, the new shrimp are about 5 times the size of mysis and have a harder shell but they don't seem to be having a problem with them. Do you have any photos of your cuttles would love to see them.
 

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Hello, thought I would update everyone on the cuttles. Still have seven, been really lucky and found plenty of food they particularly enjoy, sand Amphipods of the beach, small crab are their faviorites.

I have done a little experiment which so far has paid off, I moved four of the seven into my 900l reef tank which has been fishless since May (ick treatment fallow period) and so is running alive with critters. Considering how fast they are growing and how they appear to be establishing their own territory's and spending less time near each other I though I would seperatle them give them some space. My reef tank runs at 25C which is their upper temp tolerance but I been watching them closely for last 10 days for signs of distress. The four I moved are now three or four times the size of the others and look beautiful, all have their own space in a 6x2x2 mixed coral reef, they hunt all the tiny critters and take dead foods offered. Seen them catching prey at their leisure when lights are out, they eat brittle stars which is a good thing as I have millions of them and tally leave my snails alone.


All recognise me and swim over to beg for food, proper wet pets more character than any fish I have owned.
 

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It is interesting that they are eating the brittle stars. Octopuses pretty much ignore the larger type brittles and I am assuming you are referring to the very small starfish/brittle stars that are about dime sized full grown. Yes?
 

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It is interesting that they are eating the brittle stars. Octopuses pretty much ignore the larger type brittles and I am assuming you are referring to the very small starfish/brittle stars that are about dime sized full grown. Yes?
Yes that's the ones they eat the discs and leave a few legs.
 

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