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walkerbrody
07/16/2011, 09:37 PM
I am thinking about attempting to raise a cuttlefish. The fuge(and every other section of my sump) are full of live mysis. I have a 75g sump with a
40g fuge. Do you think this population of mysis will be enough to feed a baby cuttlefish or two?

bradleym
07/18/2011, 12:16 AM
To be honest, not really. I have one cuttle that is about 6 weeks old, and he will easily clear 10 in a day. They don't eat as much when they are little, but they are voracious eaters. So you would need about 200 just for the first month, and probably 400 for the second if it hasn't taken to frozen food by then. I could be wrong, but I don't think there will be enough in a 40g to keep up with that. Unless you are willing to fish more out of the other areas everyday after the first few weeks. Then maybe but I'm no ceph expert and I've never had the chance to try it.

walkerbrody
07/19/2011, 01:49 PM
My total system is a little over 200g. I have a huge number of mysis. I read they also eat amphipods too. I should be able to supply 300-400 a month pretty easy. Ill work on frozen quickly also. Thanks for the feed back.

Uncle Salty 05
08/29/2011, 10:16 AM
Have you gotten a cuttlefish or some eggs?
If so how is it going?