I have been on a S. bandensis kick for about a year. I have read a lot of the stuff on here, inlcuding all the stickied stuff. I manage the LFS so I have a lot of resources at my finger tips, but I also am a full time college student going for biology/ecology so it doesn't leave a whole lot to spend either... I have 3 reef tanks and all have done exceedingly well. I set up my 29 gallon 2 years ago so it is very well cycled. It has 4 kinds of healthy macro algae, 30-40lbs live rock, a prism protien skimmer, large bio-wheel filter, and a couple of power heads (still a lot of slack water, even with them). This is where I hope to keep a pair of S. bandensis. After about six months of poking around I decided that it might be fun just to keep reefing and not worry about cuttle fish. This is where the story gets interesting. Two weeks ago I saw "cuttlefish eggs ..... $8" on one of our saltwater suppliers lists and imediately ordered some. Not to anyones surprise at the store, they didnt come in... Then 3 days ago their sales rep called me and asked if we were still interested. I said yes and asked what kind they were and how many were in a bag with "eggs" being a pretty broad range for a number. She said that there would be 3-5 eggs and that she didnt know that there were even different species of cuttles . Reluctantly I ordered them, figuring they wouldnt come in anyway. Well, now that I am a new member of the forum, you would have guessed right. They did! I paid $8 total, not per egg . And not for 3-5 eggs. I have at 14+ eggs not including three deflated eggs and the two that were free swimming in the bag . Please tell me what now! I have attached some pictures of my tank, one of the babies (the other disappeared ) and the breeder net I am keeping them in. I have live adult brine shrimp. will they eat those? I put a couple in and they paid them no attention. I read in the Cuttle Army article that they can hatch premature due to stress and will likely die... do you think this is what happened? The supplier is not know for being to gentle with their fishes. My levels in my tank all seem really good, nothing detectable for NO2, NO3 or NH3. pH was fine at 8.2, but my dKH was about half what it should be - I will be getting that up as fast is as safe. Food and pre-hatch care is what I am most concerned about. I have axcess to new-born crayfish, glass shrimp, cherry shrimp, feeder guppies (all fresh water). I also have axcess to an assortment of SW feeders, but all way to big for this stage in their lives. Also yes I know the fish and shrimp in the reef tank are toast - they have already found a home a week ago, just waiting to get picked up. Pending a successful hatch I will be needing to find homes for these guys. I will probably wait till they are trained on frozen if that makes scense. IDK, I also dont want to count my cuttles before they hatch... HELP!