Food starting to cost lots of $$

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Two of my cuttles ate frozen krill today!!! I sure it is probably a fluke and they will never do it again, but I am going to continue to offer krill before feeding them live. I defrosted the krill in salt water, took one that still had eyes and placed it about 1-2 inches in front of the cuttle. The krill swayed in the water current and in about 1 minute, the cuttle aimed and grabbed it. They didn't spit them out (yet...) so I left them alone with their dinner. I will offer live shrimp later tonight.
 
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I was thinking that my 200 live shrimp weren't lasting me very long... and I was thinking that the cuttles weren't eating THAT much... until I caught my cat "bobbing for shrimp". I have been keeping the shrimp in a large food cooler with about 1 inch of water in the bottom. I closed the lid (left about a 2 inch space for air to get in) and wouldn't you know, my shrimp supply seems to be lasting much longer. $#%* cat, it wanted the freshest food possible. Maybe it is jealous since I spend so much time with the cuttles...
 

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My cat is definitely jealous of the fish tank... we thought when we first got it that it would be good Kitty TV while we were at work, but he completely ignores it unless we are watching the fish, and then he sits on the floor at our feet meowing angrily until we pay attention to him. Wonder if he would watch an octopus... :twisted:
 

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I have been feeding local caught bait shrimp. They call them 'grass shrimp' and range in size from 1-3 inches. The cuttles love them, and seem to be lasting longer and getting bigger than previous cuttles raised on crabs. The shrimp are cheap - 4 bucks for 1/4 pound. I did have to set up a 40 gallon tank with a big skimmer to keep them alive.

Heres some shrimp pics:
 

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