Spinning Cuttlefish

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  1. 321Boom

    321Boom Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Hello. I have two S. Bandensis that are about 1 centimeter now. One is doing just peachy, but one started floating at the surface on Wednesday. I recognized this as a sign of hunger/starvation and began feeding her 3 times per day. She the stopped this. But On Friday, she started spinning around in circles (clockwise) on and off. I turned all pumps off and the it continued. She now is not moving at all except slight tentacle curling and is unresponsive/not eating. My water quality is good. I can't think of anything it could be. Has anyone else had something similar to this happen? Thank you.
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    What are you feeding?
     
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    Mostly PE frozen mysis shrimp and a couple other diferent brands. I thought some live food would be good so I got live adult brine shrimp. The cuttlefish in question did not seem to like the brine, but the other cuttle would eat as many as I put in the net breeder.
     
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    Spinning seems to happen when the cuttles are on the way out. Sadly, I would guess yours is done. What caused it? Could be anything from starvation to simply not a strong animal. We do see some groups of hatchlings suffering high moralities and others suffering few. It could be the food source, but we just don't know about frozen foods in relation to survivability in S. bandensis. Brine is generally thought to be a poor food for any ceph. I don't think you did anything wrong - we see this a lot in cuttles.
     
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    By the way, what temperature are sepia bandensis best kept in?
     
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    Surprised this got overlooked.

    Mid-70's (Fahrenheit)
     
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    The temp is 75.
     

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