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Breeding cuttles

jamest0o0

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I was just curious if I should try this or not. I plan on getting my first cuttles in august-sept. and I've read many posts saying you should try to get a pair and breed them. Is it hard? Any info. would be good :smile: thanks!
 
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The only hard part is getting the food for the baby cuttles. They will only eat tiny live shrimp, such as mysis or brine; although brine is not very good for them. You have to feed a couple of times per day and mysids are expensive. The good news is that after about a month or so you should be able to get them on to frozen mysis until they grow too large.
 

jamest0o0

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Ouch, I figured that was the case(as it is with most young animals). I think I will go with just 2 females to get used to caring for cuttles and see where I can go from there.
 
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I would suggest males over females. They are more active and display a wider range of patterns than females typically do. You may get some fighting but other than some bite marks there shouldn't be many other affects from it.
 

jamest0o0

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Oh I thought all males would fight a lot and yeah I knew both could ink, I just thought the males fighting would increase the chances. Thanks everyone!
 

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