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My baby cuttlefish is letting its food go!

Panzz

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hello anyone can tell me wat to do on trying to let my cuttlefish eat the food and not letting it go? pls reply to me anyone who has a answer to this. thank you.
 

joel_ang

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Well firstly :welcome: to TONMO.com.

I would really like to know where you got the cuttle :biggrin2: , they're really hard to find now...

As to the problem, what do you feed your cuttle, it could be something it just doesn't like. I used to feed mine pieces of cod but it didn't really like it, after awhile it would just grab the fish and spit it out without taking a bite.

Btw- got any pics you coculd share?
 

Panzz

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thanks for you reply, I got my cuttlefish from a marine aquarium in ginza plaza. I feed my cuttle small shrimps and it would hunt it down grab it and realease it later on . I don't really noe why is it doing this so could you try giving me some answers to this problem? thanks
 

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Welcome to Tonmo!
Perhaps the food items are a little too big? Or as Joel states, it probably wants something else...good luck!
greg
 

Colin

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i often had a cuttle catch food when it wasnt hungry only to spit it out later... maybe its stuffed?
 

Panzz

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it may be this but it has not been eating for bout a day already. but anyway thanks as next time when my cuttle is not eating it could have proberly eaten too much. :biggrin2:
 
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can you feed them every two days?

I'm feeding about 5 times a day and they take it all down, they float a lot if they are hungry, if your cuttle is sat on the bottom them he is probably fine. If floating at the top then he is a bit peckish!

~Andy
 

oscar

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i would reccomend feeding once or more a day but i was just saying that you dont have to

unless...do you have more than one cuttle - in that case keep feeding several times daily!!!

feed often but dont worry if it wont eat for a day or two - check water or do a partial change if you feel you need to
 

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