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joel_ang

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Just to keep this simple:

I go into LFS,
I come ot of LFS with cuttle a wee bit smaller than the current one.
I get home and acclimate the cuttle,
I release it after sometime.
Original cuttle lunges at new one,
I seperate the two with a feeding stick
Get new one out and put him with the fu man chu.
Me= :(

Any comments or ideas what happened?
 

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well,

doesnt seem like your original cuttle wants to share his room with a new one! Perhaps the tank is too small for two territories? Maybe you added another male?

I have never tried putting two cuttles together that didn't 'know' each other but i would have thought it would be tricky, they are not naturally sociable animals
 

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That's too bad..... How is he??? Good luck!!! Hope he's ok!!!

Carol
 

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:cry: GL Joel! Sorry to here this first intro didn't go well. But perhaps Colin has some good points!!! GL Again!!!!
 

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Sadly he went into the big fish tank in the sky. Five mins after he was transferred, I gave him a shrimp which he took real fast, he acted normally and then I came here to post, I cam ack an hour later with a black tank.
 

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Who doesn't, I feel kinda guilty that the cuttle didn't have too good an experience with me :(

On a lighter note, I learned something, I think maybe the original cuttle had already established its territory and hence wanted to defend it. Maybe the cuttles at the LFS were ok with each other since they arrived at the same time?
 

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Joel, out of curiosity, what size tank is it, and if you said and missed it soory!!
 

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Sorry to hear this, Joel. And surprised, as you've done so well with your tanks. Sounds like you have another fierce cuttle at home.

Melissa
 

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wow, i have to say i envy some of you guys who can walk into a store and walk out with a cuttle, ive been trying to get one for almost a year now, and so far im no closer to haveing one :(
 

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Don't worry rc, I envy you guys who can get bimacs delivered to their front door :( I do get cyanea but they're just too big.
 

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On a similar note, a local pet store owner put a bichir in with his discus...now he has a fat bichir and little discus bits...(diskettes?)
I have never had luck introducing new fish/cephs into an established tank without first re-arranging all of the decoration...this seems to "start-from-scratch" all of the territorial behaviour...maybe that would solve your situation?
Don't beat yourself up too much...happens. :(
Greg
 

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That kinda makes sense, but I don't think I'll try too soon, I guess when this guy passes, I'll get two at the same time. :)
 

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2 is never a good idea either!!!!! LOL
no seriously, one will always be stronger than the other and eventually out compete the other... if you want to do it, you need to get at least 6 and spread out the agression... okay, you'll need a damn big tank, but i think that's the only way forward with cuttles...

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