S. bandensis from Net Breeder to Main Tank

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  1. stadtfam

    stadtfam Larval Mass Registered

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    Hi everyone,

    I have a group of Sepia bandensis ranging from 10-12 weeks old in four net breeders right now with four to each net breeder. They are able to eat both live and frozen shrimp and are becoming a little bit big for the breeders, so I think it is about time to release them into the main tank.

    My question is how to do this. Should I release them all at once, or just try one group of four first, or try to pick out only the oldest/largest ones, or what?
     
  2. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Thats all up to you. I have done it every way you describe. What I always consider is being able to find them in the display, so if the smaller animals are too small, you can release some and wait on the others. Fun!
     
  3. cuttlegirl

    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Oh, I can't wait to hear all of the panic attacks you have, after you first release them, trying to find them in the main tank... Good luck, sounds like they are ready to be released..
     
  4. Mark Forster

    Mark Forster Cuttlefish Registered

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    BTW Where did you get your live Mysis from and how much?
     
  5. DeepBlueWonders

    DeepBlueWonders Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    I know this is a little late for a reply, but I get my mysid from Sachs Aquacultre Systems. Paul Sachs takes excellent care of his customers.
     
  6. squishy1

    squishy1 Blue Ring Registered

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    Paul Sachs is a great place to get mysids for a good price, the only catch is they are wild caught, so you have the possibility of getting some bad hitchhikers with them. I know with the shore shrimp I've gotten some that look like they have some sort of growth or disease on them. Its not an issue if you're just using them to feed, but if you want to start a culture of your own, your best bet is to get truly aquacultured (closed system) ones. I'm expecting some from MBL aquaculture today to get a clean starter.
     

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