One of my cuttles is a Serial Killer!!

Paradox

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Out of my last batch of eggs, I had 7 babies. One grew much faster then the others. Recently I suspected cannabalism with the loss of the smallest baby. I woke up this morning to discover another dead and one with a big bite one him. Hiding in the corner was a really fat cuttle with a guilty look on his face.

Hes now in a seperate jail cell.

Perhaps I need to feed them more then once a day, but I think this guy has learned he can eat others. Or perhaps I shouldnt feed live shrimps at such a young age making them require larger prey.

Sigh...he ate my favorite lil guy and brought my cuttle count to less then I desired.

I hope I have eggs soon!
 

cuttlegirl

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Sorry to hear about the "black cuttle" of your family. Is it incarcerated for life??? I think cannibalism has less to do with feeding live food and more to do with crowding and size of cuttle.
 

Thales

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Sorry to hear that!

I have only had one incident, and it was after I hadn't fed in a couple of days. It might have to do with crowding and I did expand their territory after the event.
When they are growing, I feed them more than once a day.
This is what i found in my tank one morning;
 

Paradox

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I didnt really suspect the size of thier area to be the cause of the cannibalism. I feel they have enough space for they are pretty small still and have been out of the feeder nets for a while now.

I am probably going to give the big cuttle to a friend who has been setting up a tank for a cuttle for 3 months now. Hopefully I wont have to worry about Murder again after this...
 

bigGdelta

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What did you name the killer? I suggest norman michael or freddie.
 

chrono_war01

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How about Rocky?
(Since cuttles do look like rocks to the untrained eye...)
 

bigGdelta

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#8
micheal meyers
 

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