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CuttleMama17
05/19/2013, 07:35 PM
I've had a slight cuttlefish obsession since I don't know when and am planning on ordering 3 eggs soon within the next few weeks. I've been doing my fair share of research and I will probably use brine shrimp and ghost shrimp as food. I could really use a couple tips if anybody has any. Thanks!
-Lexi

asid61
05/21/2013, 03:23 PM
Have you tried mysid shrimp? That seems to be the consensus on cuttle foods. I don't think brine works very well.

CuttleMama17
05/21/2013, 03:27 PM
Okay, thank you.

duy
09/03/2013, 06:51 AM
where can you order the eggs?

spieszak
09/03/2013, 06:58 AM
fosters and smith announced tank raised cuttle's at MACNA (coming soon). Don't know if you might want to wait on that, or pay what might be a premium price, but it might help your chances of success.

shse666
09/06/2013, 06:56 PM
You could buy a LOT of eggs for what LQ allegedly is going to charge for a tank raised cuttlefish.

Perhaps though, that is their exact point. :)

spieszak
09/09/2013, 07:33 PM
they are on their site now. $149. now, i agree thats a lot of eggs, but add in the uncertainty of the eggs and the live food to get them to shipping size, and it seems 'almost' fair. add in that captive bred are likely to have a higher tolerance to captive conditions and to me it does seem fair. of course, that doesn't mean i'd pay that, just that i think they haven't set an exhorbatant price.

reefergeorge
09/10/2013, 10:48 PM
Don't use brine. Get weekly shipments of mysis/mysids and order them until you can get them onto the shore shrimp.

I lost all mine (14) within a week of switching to frozen. I wish I didn't cheap out.

SantaMonica
10/15/2013, 05:39 AM
$149 does not seem that bad for such a rare thing.

Mr. Oraange
01/19/2014, 11:56 AM
Paradise Pets offers 5 S. bandensis eggs for as little as $54.95.

allendavant
02/04/2015, 12:45 PM
I think $150 dollars is a completely reasonable price for captive bred Cuttlefish. You will spend $80 a month, per Cuttle, on live Mysid shrimp, in the first 3 months, raising them from eggs.

adova
02/04/2015, 01:14 PM
and for a treat you can try:

http://www.quirkspace.com/boo/images/CuttlefishSnack.jpg

g0rilla
03/10/2015, 03:33 PM
and for a treat you can try:

http://www.quirkspace.com/boo/images/CuttlefishSnack.jpg

lmao amazing

my buddy feeds his fresh water mollies

shah1
05/06/2015, 07:57 PM
lol

Sterling9543
09/24/2015, 08:24 AM
Hah