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Ok how do you move a cuttle?

Mizu

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Zim is too big for his 75 gal and i need to move him into his 150
ANy suggestions?
anyway to do it short of scooping him up in a bucket and just dumping him in the new one?
 
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Well I'm no expert in salt tanks, but for our freshwater tanks if we needed to move somebody from one to the other we had to put him in a container with his original tank water, then add some of the other tank water until he got acclimated, and also keep an eye on water temperature. Much the same way as when you buy a fish -- you need to acclimate them to the new environment. But like I said, that's my experience with freshwater tanks. Salt may be altogether different.
 

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yeah the mighty Zim aint gonna play that
he will ink no sooner i get him in the container
Then the whole "drip" Acclimation is shot
:frown:
I was just wanting to get him into the new tank with no but burn
:frown:
 

ant

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Lure him into a bag of shrimp and pull him out. (easier said than done :wink: ) OR... You could wait till he feeds and grab him and then put him in a bag. :biggrin2:
 
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do you have any pics of Zim? Is he Officinalis?

I have never tried it, but the idea of a big, clear plastic bag with shrimp. If you could acclimate the water of the two tanks to each other, by scooping gallons back and forth, it could work. He may not know he is caught until he is airbourne and the bag full of water is the softest thing I can think of.

I will be watching this to see if anyone has a tried and true method up their sleeve.

Good luck, tell us how it turns out.
 

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If he came from Octopets, Zim is a S. officinalis, because that's the only species Octopets sold.

Nancy
 

Mizu

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Thats sand
He buries himself in the sand to sleep and most often does not shake it off.
Have no idea why he does that.
or I know he likes to bury himself but I thought he would shake it off and I dont know why he doesnt.
Maybe he likes the feel?
 

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