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Colin

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Hi Veg,

yeah, bandensis is more of a nocturnal species than the likes of officinalis but with time it may come round. you are right to keep the light dim, at least to start with. Id even be temepted to just use the ambient light of the room to start with.

Best time to feed would be late evening just before bedtime!

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Hi carol

I have had to use goldish in the past when i had all those super-hungry cuttles to feed but I will deffinetly avoid them now! Yes, the copper used to treat these goldfish for ich etc could be harmfull, but apart from that there are quite a lot of comments on the web about there body fats being the 'wrong' type for marine animals.

As a side note i once had a red tail catfish that was given to me from a customer. It had been fed on feeder goldfish since it was a baby and was approx 24" when i got it and the fish was distinctly gold! The entire body had a gold sheen and was a gold tail catfish! All the carotene must have passed over in the food!

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something spooked in the night and he inked. the water had a dark haze this morning. i was scared and look in and luckly he is alive. i did 50% water change cause after doing a 25% it was still cloudy so i did another 25%. all seems to be going well but the eating and i may no why now because he is nocturnal. hmmm i hope everything goes well.
colin do you know anything about chambered nautilus's. i think they need cool water and thats all i know. ive searched to find info but came up with none. thx
 

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Hi Again Veg....... :smile:

Cuttles do ink a LOT more than octos do in my experience... what temp is the water? Warmer water makes them more likely to ink. You will need to invest in a good skimmer... I ended up having to get an Aquamedic 5000... that skimmer holds about 5gals in its reaction tube!

You should use a good quality carbon as it adsorbs ink too.

nautilus, as far as i think, shouldt be sold/kept by hobbyists. they require very cool water and a deep (approx 48") deep tank. Thats one for the real specialists. They have been reffered to as 'floating snails' before as they dont do very much!

Thanks for the cuttlefish video, i have emailed a friend to figure out if its bandensis or not...
cheers
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omg colin i just say the coolest thing. him eating ghost shrimp. man its so fast and so cool. :smile: he snatch three in about 10 seconds and and grabbed a huge one. Yes after trying alot of food ghost shrimp is his thing. Ring the bells he's eating. Ill try sometime to get a video for the site if they want it. One challange left is seeing the octopus eat.
 

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hi Veg (that your real name? LOL let me know :smile:)

I am so glad to hear that the cuttle is eating. Keep on top of the water quality and all should be well! Test your water! Or take it to the LFS to do it for you. Check for ammonia and nitrite, probably do a copper test too.

Also, i would keep some ready made seawater there on hand just in case of inking episode!

The octo should be easier to feed, get live fiddlers or similar!

cheers
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here is the video of him eating http://vegetell425.tripod.com/onlineaquarium/id8.html . Still running into octo problems. He is never comes out so i can see him. Only at really late at night im guessing. I check his hiding spot this morning and gone. Now im searching for his new one without moving the rock. If i put the fiddler in do you think he will sense it or here it and come out in the light or will he wait till every light is off like the past nights. I think he is eating. Yesterday morning i woke up and he had two shells near him. Hermit shells. They where both suctioned to him. Im heading to my lsf today and buying some crawfish for the cuttlefish and some more ghost he ate tons last night. Ill also see if i can get some fiddlers. You think the cuttlefish will eat a damsel? I wouldnt mind buying him one to get the preview.[/url]
 

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Hi, the link was down when i checked so i'll try again later

Damsels are a bad idea.... there is a good chance that if they are not eaten straight away that they will damage a ceph!

If there is a crab in the tank the octo will find it, dont worry about that.

If it is mercatoris then they are a secretive and nocturnal species, so unfortunetly you may not see it that often.

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well im pretty sure it is. but i was given no chance to see if it was a bimac or some distinctive characteristics. Ok ill say no to the damsel and i feed the cuttlefish last night and this morning. He eat about ate 13 ghost shrimp last night and this morning. yeah the site goes down a good bit. it should be up soon. ill try now to see if it is. im heading to the store for some crawfish and fiddlers soon. noon they will have the stock and by 3:00 it all should be out. im going to leave around 1 or so im planing a new 20 gallon tank today.
 

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