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[Cuttlefish]: My Bandensis, Sugarbear, Clyde, Skelator, & Patricia

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Where are you getting your ghost shrimp? Is it possible that they are being treated with something that is making the cuttles sick? I'm guessing that SugarBear is a male - usually it's male/male aggression...
 

Squirlntus

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Ya. I think Sugarbear is a male. I dont see the same colors or postures coming from Sugar, but im sure Clyde wouldnt have attacked had Sugarbear been female. Unless that was his wacky idea of a matimg attempt. Im not sure.
The ghost shrimp I get from a fish store. Or from the wholesaler. I know ghost shrimp are not what they would normally eat so I was worried about nutritional value, but it seems that research suggests that it is fine for them. I considered the possibility that they might be medicated, but I know the wholesaler doesnt medicate their shrimp systems. It seems that Sugarbear, Skelator and Patricia are doing fine and eating well So im relieved, just wish I knew what happened.
 

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Hi what do you feed for ghost shrimp, I just got a pair of Flamboyant cuttles and i was told to fatten up ghost shrimp with vitamin enriched foods then feed to cuttles. Sorry for your loss. Tom
 

Tomh

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Ok good, i am was thinking of soaking pellets with something like Vitachem and feeding it to them like i do with my fish.
 

Squirlntus

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Thats a good idea, then I would know for sure they are getting proper nutrition.
I know they need a lot of fatty acids that they would normally get from shrimp. Thats why I chose the Omega One. It is very rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. And its the only fish food I have found that has has fish and seafood as its primary ingredients, instead of wheat and soy.
 

Squirlntus

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Has anybody had any problems with your cuttlefish suddenly not wanting to eat? First it was Clyde, then Patricia, I lost both of them. Now Skelator doesnt want to eat either. Sugarbear is still eating well, but im super worried and not sure what to do!!!
 

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