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djdime

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only 2 out of the 10 have hatched so far.

1 day old.

impossible to get pics, theyre so small.

already seen one change colour

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in the third pic its the white blob :smile:

master of camouflage already!!

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going to order some amphipods this week to see if they will eat them.
 

djdime

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i got them from TMC. took a good few months to get them.

one thing thats really ticking me off right now is the price of amphipods over here. i noticed from another thread you guys can get 1000 for $17!!! over here is 30!!! for £17!!!!! its rediculous.

they will be going into my 68x24x20 with sump when they are big enough. cant wait :smile:
 
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If you have another tank with a refugium, I would just suck them out of there, or find someone with one that's close to you. 30 pods will not last long at all, and most will probably die...
 

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There shouldn't be an issue with amphipods living - they are generally intertidal and can live through almost anything. Keep them in a bucket with an airstone and some gravel and feed them whole carrots. :biggrin2:

Like AM said, amphipods can be tough for hatchlings. Brine is not a great food at all and should not be relied on, but I have used it in a pinch. The idea was to keep the at least feeding till better food arrives. Mysids are the best because they are pretty easy to catch for the cuttles. Hatchlings may not eat for several days to a week after hatching.
 

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well, ive ordered some copepods - not great i know but apparantly they are all adults. will also get some brine and am going to raid my mates sump tonight.

good news it the larger of the two hatchlings annihilated a nice size amphipod tonight :smile:
 

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awesome. just managed to source a local supply of mysis and gammarus!!!

and at SENSIBLE prices too.

big load of my mind.
 

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