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New cuttles on the way, any advice

Rushi

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Well, having read all the articles, and any other information I could find I finally decided to purchases some cuttles. I have ordered some eggs from a company and they shuld arrive on thursday or Friday. I would like any type of advice from some of you guys with experience with them. The "brood" tank that I am placing them in is a 29 gallon with a bak pak and a bio wheel with the wheel removed and just carbon and purigen in it. It has a couple small rocks and a 1 inch sand bed. I also plan to put some chaeto from my reef tank in there as it seems to always contain tons of pods, etc. I figured it might also give the little guys a place to hide as well until they get to know us.

The cuddles I ordered are sepia bandensis. After speaking to the shop owner he has had a great deal of sucess shipping them and said the hatch rate is almost 100%. I have 3 other tanks that are up and running that should be sources of pods, but I plan to get some enriched brine as well. I jut don't think my reef tank would be a suitable home due to the fish and some rather nasty corals (hammer, frogspawn, etc). I will probably end up buying a 5th tank (125 or 120 maybe) to house the as they get older and need to be seperated.

So now I am open for your comments and suggestions. I hope to raise the little guy and possibly (with a little luck) breed them.

Thanks in advance

-Mike

PS please pardon my spelling errors, my keyboard tends to have keys that do not function right sometimes, lol.
 
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Congrats!
Yes, definetly use a breeder net for the first couple months and do watch out for cannablism. Keep them well fed and not to crowded and cover all intakes on any pumps.
 

Rushi

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Guess after reading the canibalism thread I will grab 2 et breaders or one of the guppy breeding pens. My wife and I watched some of the videos of the babbies posted on the stickycricket.com site last night. Pretty amazing stuff. Funny watchng them go after food in the large group, lol. Looks like there were a couple scuffles over the food too.
 

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Has anyone seen the site livebrineshrimp.com? I placed an order tonight for 100 of their marine shrimp. Palaemonetes vulgaris or grass shrimp. They look to be a possible food source for the new cuttles! I am going to attempt to breed them if I can, but we will see. I was able to breed ghost shrimp once before with some sucess.
 

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Well hopefully they are on their way...having some issues with shipping the eggs. They went to the local fed-ex and were told that they do not do next day air to my location. I called fed-ex and they said that there was no reason in the world that I could not recieve next day air or even the next day air express! So hopefully they will get shipped out today!
 

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