Cuttlefish egg bubble?

Maleci

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They seem to be growing pretty quickly and have easily doubled in size since hatching. So far they seem to really only hunt at night and occasionally picking off a mysis that walks too close. During the lights on period they all seem to clump together and hide out in a tiny piece of ulva.

In an effort to cut down feeding costs I added another breeder net and have acclimated a few guppies over to saltwater. One of the females already had a few babies which seemed to have disappeared within an hour of adding them to the cuttlefish breeder. Mysis will still be the bulk of their diet until I can transition to grass shrimp or frozen but hopefully it can at least reduce cost.
 

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Its not so much the depth as the horizontal surface area that matters, if you get a chance on a cheaper, shallower tank, but anything around that size should be plenty of room.
 

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Yeah I get that. I'm limited in floor space though at my current place so trying to find what I can viably do here. Also, today I ran to the lfs and grabbed some ghost shrimp and they snatched them up np. Hopefully now I have better luck training for frozen.
 
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If my calculations are correct should be about 130 gallons. That should be ok, although my guys were in a 55 gallon long and they swam the length of it often - the males needed their own space since they spent so much time fighting over the female.
 

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Well i have my 3 extras I wasn't planning for pending. One is sold and trading 2 to a local artist for a display over the tank. :biggrin2:. Should be able to swing the rest in the 40g they are currently in.
 

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Depending on the sex of your babies, you may find 40 gallon too small - the males fight quite a bit when they are of breeding age. I would say 55 gallons is the minimum but I know others have tried smaller tanks.
 

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Yeah worth a shot. Worst case I have a 20g up and running I can pull one to and try to re-home if it doesn't work out.
 

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Update since it's been a while work has been hectic. I traded 2 of the babies to someone local for some cuttlefish artwork. Of the 2 he received they fought shortly after and one was killed off. The four remaining are growing and eating like pigs. So far I have seen no aggression between individuals even with 4 in a 40g. Judging by color and lack of aggression I'm thinking I have females left. So far they haven't even eaten the 2 chromis I cycled with and they are bigger than the chromis at this point easily.
 

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Yeah that's my thought too if something will happen it will be soon. The 2 I traded away fought and killed each other 2 weeks after I got rid of them but the 4 remaining just hang out with no aggression. Since feeding cost went down since I'm in Florida and I can get fiddlers and ghost shrimp for free planning to keep 4 until I see aggression and re-home as needed.
 

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So I have 2 clutches of eggs that showed up during Irma. Any suggestions on ways to detach them and separate without damaging them? I have waaaaaay more eggs than I know what to do with currently.
 

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So I have 2 clutches of eggs that showed up during Irma. Any suggestions on ways to detach them and separate without damaging them? I have waaaaaay more eggs than I know what to do with currently.
I tweeted a link to this post for you, and posted on our Facebook page... good luck!
 
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