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[Cuttlefish Eggs]: Dale's Dwarf Cuttles

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The 3 that are left are doing great. All eating feeder shrimp now and the occasional frozen mysis. One of them is quite a bit smaller than the other two, but it is also the most active/mobile. It swims around most of the time, while the bigger ones are always sitting or "walking". The biggest is closing in on the 2 inch mark. I'm considering putting the other big one in with it. I made a large acrylic nursery so I could actually see them from outside the tank. I'll probably cut a divider to fit it and see how it goes, make sure they don't attack each other before turning them loose. I'm scared to release them into the tank this soon though, I don't know that they realize I bring the food yet and I want to be sure they will approach me when I'm near the tank. Too many hiding places for them in the display.

I keep trying to get a good video of capturing prey but they are camera shy. Never fails, as soon as I turn around or turn off the camera they grab the shrimp.
 

TQN

O. bimaculoides
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Cool, thanks for the update. Sorry to hear of your losses, but I am glad to hear that your remaining ones are doing well!
I am down to 3 cuttles as well, so it looks like we have had similar results with this batch so far. But I look forward to comparing notes with you as the little ones grow...hopefully it will be smooth sailing for both of us from here on out...:boat:
 
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Added a divider, placed the other bigger one inside. Haven't noticed any indication that they see each other yet, or maybe they just aren't concerned with each others presence.

 

lance

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very nice setup

sorry that some of the other babies died but nice work on the one's that survived I like your DIY nursery as well :grad:
 
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Reluctantly I turned the big one loose into the tank yesterday. It has reached 2 inches already. No surprise, as it is ALWAYS hungry and is eating shrimp after shrimp after shrimp. It immediately found cover beneath an overhang of rock and gradually made its way down to the lower parts of the tank throughout the day. I spotted it in several different places last night. I'm happy to see it's acting like a typical cuttle now, hovering around and checking stuff out.

The medium sized one took a krill off the end of a stick this morning, yay! And the smallest has finally taken to eating amphipods.
 

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