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Since I saw my first cuttle in an aquarium Ive always loved them :tongue:, but only recently have i discovered that they are available in the pet trade.:roflmao: Im hoping to get some s. bandesis eggs and grow them, and have been doing all I can to research.:read:

Ive been trying to plan out how Im gonna care for them, and budget everything out. I have a 40 gallon tank which im gonna trade into an aquarium store for a
55-70 or so gallon tank.

I also have a five gallon tank which I hope to use to breed some type of fish or shrimp or crab or something to feed my cuttle every once in a while as I know it can be very expensive to go all live food so i want to go half frozen, half live.
I wonder if anyone has any advice on what to do?

But now for the real question:?:, a long while back, I had some goldfish in a ten gallon tank that had had gerbils in it before, all of the fish kept diing untill we asked a pet store worker why, he said it was because you cant put fish in a tank that has had other animals in it before. Well, my five gallon tank, although a fish tank with all of the supplies, has had a frog in it before, does this mean that I cant keep fish in it again either? I just dont see why you wouldnt be able to keep fish in a tank after youve kept another animal in it. Would someone like to clear things up for me please

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Hi, welcome to TONMO.

Others can answer your cuttle-specific questions, but as for used tanks go... it's always a better idea to use a new tank, because of all the things that could possibly have been used in the tank before you might or might not have forgotten about. If the little tank has been treated with any kind of "Ich" medication it is basically useless. A tank that small should be cheap to replace. The cuttle(s) you keep will determine what they will eat. You might offer "dead" food but that doesn't mean they will accept it. Be prepared to feed nothing but live items until you actually get them to eat raw/frozen foods. Some of them never accept dead foods.

First things first, take your time. Patience goes a LONG ways in this hobby. You've come to the right place.
 

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Newly hatched cuttles take a LOT of work to get them onto non-living prey items and could take as long as a couple of months. You should plan for live food only, initially

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Colin;106542 said:
Newly hatched cuttles take a LOT of work to get them onto non-living prey items and could take as long as a couple of months. You should plan for live food only, initially

welcome to TONMO.com
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this live food would be mysids and arthopods(or something like that) right?
and would it be possible to bread these to some extent?
 

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cuttlegirl;106549 said:
:welcome: When I have a moment, I will answer some of your questions...
Don't you WISH you had 8 arms about now (but NOT your newest cuddle - probably seems like eight stomachs though!)
 
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L8 2 RISE;106546 said:
this live food would be mysids and arthopods(or something like that) right?
and would it be possible to bread these to some extent?

I never had any luck breeding mysids or shore shrimp. The cuttles eat mysids or pods for the first few weeks and then they can switch to shore shrimp. Mine would take frozen shrimp but I mainly fed mine live shrimp. I think it is healthier to feed them live food.

I kept my shore shrimp in a large cooler with about two inches of salt water in the bottom of it.
 
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Cuttles are even harder to get to eat frozen than octos are.

I also think it is healthier to feed live (although very expensive at first and it will likely be all they accept for some time), and it will not contaminate your water if they go uneaten. It is cool to watch them hunt to; especially the babies catching little shrimp.

Good luck
 
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I agree that its healthier for them to eat live food and that it's fun to watch, but Ive been doing some research and I cant see spending $60-$80 a week :bugout: on live food so Id like to mix it up and if at all possible breed the food for the animals
 
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L8 2 RISE;106663 said:
I agree that its healthier for them to eat live food and that it's fun to watch, but Ive been doing some research and I cant see spending $60-$80 a week :bugout: on live food so Id like to mix it up and if at all possible breed the food for the animals

And now you know why so few people keep them.
 

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