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Matt8431

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Update: one of the cuttles seems to really want out of the breeder net.. it keeps pushing up against the net... is there any I should do? They are still extremely small and I think they would get sucked into the filter....
 

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Is he pushing against all walls or just one? If a specific wall, is it on the side near the glass? You may be presenting some kind of reflection and might try covering the glass section next to the net.
 

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Are there food items (or items that he might perceive as food floating/swimming nearby?

Cuttlefish are notorious for backing into glass walls but not for charging forward.
 

Matt8431

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Ya I keep some shrimp in the tank below.. but there’s never anything around when he does this against the wall. He doesn’t even hunt the shrimp I put in the breeder.. he will only seem to eat brine shrimp and still has a little trouble with those..
 

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I am sorry I missed that you were feeding brine shrimp. Over and over we have found that even though the baby cuttles will often hunt them, they will not provided the nutrition required to keep the cuttles alive. Of the commonly available foods, only live mysid have been successful to getting them large enough to feed cheaper, larger foods.
 

Matt8431

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Ya I have live ghost shrimp, brine shrimp, and music shrimp. And frozen mysid shrimp but the smaller of the 2 cuttlefish will only eat the brine shrimp.. I try different foods everyday but that’s all he will eat..

I keep the live ghosts shrimp in the tank below but when the cuttle is pushing against the net there’s never any shrimp or anything around..
 

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The octopus has decided to make his appearance today.. I think it is a O. Bocki (not a 100% sure) and he is being very active during the day! Yesterday he came out for about 30 seconds when i turned the light on when went back in his hole in the rock. And today he has been out all day from the time the lights came on.. is this normal behavior?
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A nocturnal that starts staying out during the day is often in senescence and the top picture has worrisome white-grey coloration but the lower picture, not so much. Also the eyes in the second photo look smaller than for most nocturnals and not the typical, dune buggy tire look for O. bocki. Hoping for a young, diurnal.
 

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