Thinking about starting up a new cuttle tank

William Tyson

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After 6 years of being Ceph-free I am thinking about getting back into it with a Sepia b tank. I would most likely get a bunch of 5-6 eggs and keep them in an 8 gal nano until they get big enough for my 40. Since it has been 7 years since I have kept them, I am wondering what the new trends are.

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Will
 

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:welcome: William! You'll get some good advice here on that endeavor. Good luck and thanks for joining.
 

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I went ahead and ordered the eggs from bluezooaquatics.com. has anyone ordered the pod packs fro reefs2go.com? I was thinking about starting them on that.
 

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William,
For 99% of the successes, initial foods are live mysid. There are a few other successes scattered in the forums but not with anything as large as pods.

I wish I could offer more help but I am an octo keeper and have very little cuttle experience (primarily because of the first month of feeding). I will suggest that you consider putting breeders net inside the larger tank rather than using the small tank just for water quality and stability while they are developing. Anecdotally, PH swings seem to have a negative affect on the eggs.
 

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Thanks for the advice, i have room in my refugium for a couple of net breeders. I have access to live mysids so that works as well.
 

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I just moved my 6 week old hatchlings to common shore shrimp (Palaemonetes Vulgaris). Both Sachs Aquaculture and LiveBrineShrimp.com sell them. It is much more substantial food and easier to keep than mysids. I probably could have moved them earlier, but the new hatchlings do very well on live mysids.
 

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The LFS near me in Houston has P. vulgaris for sale $1 per dozen, so i should be good. I used them for my baby ambon waspfish
 

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Wow, I am jealous. Without shipping I pay almost twice that ($0.17 versus you $0.08). With shipping, I pay $0.60 each.
 

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