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Tiny Cuttles

Pea-brain

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I like the idea of thousands of tiny cuttlefish wandering around a reef tan. They would need to be tropical, but they would be interesting, probably breed relatively easy, and all you said. And for a species only tank you could even feed a diet of BBS like for dwarf seahorses. neat!

Dan
 

DWhatley

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Pea-brain;97514 said:
And for a species only tank you could even feed a diet of BBS like for dwarf seahorses. neat!
Dan

You will catch the rath of heir O'Shea for that comment for sure!
 

Pea-brain

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Yes, that was posted with less thought to the subject than I should have given it. Dwarf seahorses can survive on a diet of BBS mostly because they barely digest their food with no stomach so a BBS with the egg sack still attached provides as much nutrition as they can pull out of them. A tiny cuttlefish, however, would most likely starve on a diet of BBS. I'm sorry, I posted without thinking much there.

Dan

(PS the thousands of cuttles in a big tank would still be really neat :biggrin2: )
 

Opcn

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I bought some Cyclop-eeze freeze dried and on the side of the container they mentioned cycts/eggs as a poduct, it wasn't on their web site and they haven't replied to my email, but if they do sell the eggs it would be really great for feeding small animals I would imagine.
 

DWhatley

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Opcn,
I make heavy use of the frozen (but don't like any freeze dried products) and that may be what they are referring to. If you find out that there is actually a live or hatchable product available please POST as I would be very interested in trying it.
 

Opcn

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Opcn

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Many cycsts can handle being dried. Brine shrimp cycsts come dried don't they.
 

Thales

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Yep. I have no idea if copepod eggs can be dried. The don't live in an area where the eggs would dry out naturally like artemia.
 

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