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Hey there, I think's amazing that you found a cuttlefish seller in the US. Can you please provide more information so that I may have the opportunity of owning one too? I've been wanting one for years. Please help, thanks.
Colin, I bet those Cuttles wouldn't pass up one of those marine shrimp moursels.
Do you think its safe to drop a hundred or two in the tank and let the Cuttle free feed at will? Most shrimp will hide when danger is present.
The Cutttle would have to actually hunt for his meals.
The shrimp are one of the cuttles favourite food, they prefer crabs and will swim past a shrimp to get one but otherwise they are excellent for them. The shrimps i used were palemon serratus, naturally from scottish waters.
Yeah, i think that a lot could be dumped in at once, cuttles are quite glutinous though LOL
They learn pretty quickly to attack a shrimp from behind and will spin about behind the shrimp to sneak up on it. otherwise the shrimp usually escapes
Yeah, that is the part that worries me... the "butt burn" as I have seen it called. I thought perhaps they would feel more comfortable with clutter as they know they can hide better and have less of a tendency to dart off. I also was hoping that they would be smart enough to not dart into objects they can see....
hey i used to work at a southern cal. fish store (petown) and we only got 1 cuttlefish in the whole time i worked there and he was there for like 3 months and didnt grow... i think he was bandensis too...problem is they only get shipped as adults and none of the wholesalers pick them up because of the upkeep...cheap southern california wholesalers...*shakes fist*
from my experiences with cuttles they will dart off backwards not expecting anything behind them and bump into whatever is there. I am sure that a rounded tank with sloping edges is actually the best thing for them...