View Full Version : Cuttlefish food.

02/04/2014, 05:58 PM
What are some good live foods for cuttlefish?
Preferably easy to get or culture.

02/05/2014, 12:59 PM
I'm gonna guess mysis? I've never kept any cephalopods, but that's my first thought! :beer:

02/06/2014, 08:48 PM
Really depends on the age of your cuttlefish. Mysis and krill when adults/sub-adults but amphipods when they are young.

Uncle Salty 05
02/20/2014, 08:24 AM
Hatchlings need live mysis.
They are not cheap so be prepared to send some cash.

Buying eggs is the cheapest way to get started.

03/10/2014, 11:07 AM
Is there any way to trap amphipods from a reef tank? I have thousands and am considering getting a cuttlefish at some point. It would be much cheaper if I could figure out a way to use the amphipods I already have.

Uncle Salty 05
03/10/2014, 11:09 AM
You could probably use a bristleworm trap.


03/13/2014, 12:56 PM
I made a trap similar to one of those and managed to catch one! Lol. It was also dead because the water inside the trap got fouled from the bait overnight.

I ordered 4 baby cuttles from blue zoo aquatics and they arrived today. I have food ordered but it won't come until tomorrow. I did manage to find a way to get the amphipods out though. I took a piece of LR that didn't have anything interesting on it and swished it in freshwater for a few seconds. The amphipods came rushing out of it. I quickly poured the water through a brine shrimp net and put the amphipods in with the cuttlefish. They were stunned for a while but after a few minutes they started running around.

Uncle Salty 05
03/14/2014, 06:15 AM
Very cool!
Good thinking.:bounce2:

03/18/2014, 01:48 PM
You can start with live ghost shrimp - they are freshwater so use it only temporarily.

03/18/2014, 01:52 PM
Ghost shrimp are two or three times the size of the cuttlefish at this point. :D

03/18/2014, 06:33 PM
What species of cuttlefish are they?

03/18/2014, 06:46 PM
Sepia bandensis. They were probably only a few days old when I got them last week.

03/19/2014, 05:01 AM
Ok...I missed the part that they were babies. Let us know how it goes.