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Just found a cuttlefish hatchling

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I have no idea how to take care of it. I only have experience with octos. Please advise asap! I so want to raise it:love::love::love:
 

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I temporarily placed it in a small tank with fresh seawater and a small filter. My main concern is what to feed it...I have frozen fish and live crabs available, but the crabs seem huge to be offered, even if dead...Should I try a tiny piece of fish?
 

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It did not make it...:cry3::cry3::cry3: Maybe I should have let it struggle in the tidal pool where I found it...But it was so cute and fragile I could not resist
 

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I'm sorry about the outcome... it's true, they are (usually) best left to their natural defenses!
 

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I haven't thought about the possibility...Do you know if their distribution goes as far as the Mediterranean Sea? I know for sure that we have Sepia officinalis but my knowledge about cuttlefish is very limited...
 

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Yes they do!
These guys also do not get very big. Cute little buggers though.
Here's a few links for you.
Sepiola atlantica - Wikipedia

So, according to the Wiki article, a single specimen has been collected from Italy! But I am based in Greece, so if you are right and this was indeed a sepiola atlantica that would be super cool for cuttlefish experts to know...I have a short video from the moment I collected it, I will try to post it later in case anyone is interested...
 

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