Cuttlefish

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by Kensington Reefer, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

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    So I'm thinking about getting some cuttlefish eggs...
     
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    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

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    There is no frag thing!!! I hate when the above happens!!!
     
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    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

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    Thanks to whomever made the frag stuff go away
     
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    Welcome
     
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    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

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    You do good work
    Thanks Gregory
     
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    So what are you going to do with the eggs?
    souffle'?
     
  7. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

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    The idea is to hatch them and observe their wondrous ways. Anybody else want to try?
     
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    I saw them at the AOC; Wish I was there when they fed them ... They certainly are cool. [youtube]vSQrBayqcNA[/youtube]
     
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    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

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    Drew nice video!
    You could feed them baby seahorses ;)
    But crabs look much more tasty
     
  10. bondolo

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    Cuttlefish are a dream species for me, especially if the are aquacultured and/or tank raised. I'd really like to see these become available in the hobby.
     
  11. houser

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    Which system would you put them into?
     
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    What, your own kids aren't challenging enough?
     
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    Great video Drew. Thanks.
     
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    Never gave a second thought to cephalopods until I started seeing them regularly, and now I can't get them out of my head. :bigsmile:

    It would be great to have more people keeping and captive-breeding cuttles. You've certainly gotten plenty of experience with other marine animals, Erin, time to take it to the next level!

    In case you haven't already stumbled upon it, here is Rich's guide to Sepia bandensis:
    http://www.tonmo.com/cephcare/cuttlefish.php
     
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    I like their "Octo Camo." Very cool.
     
  16. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

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    Houser: I think I would start them in one of the 60's or maybe in 1 of the coral trays.
    Crabby: I can't easily get the kids into any of the tanks! And when I have, they mess up the skimmers!
    Bondolo: If I get them to go, you can come watch them.
    As far as availability, they are readily available from an LA wholesaler. When I have gotten them in the past, they are the size of a small Lima bean. And are less than $20.
    Sheh: thanks for the vote of confidence :)
     
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    Here is the newer one
    http://www.tonmo.com/cephcare/sepia-bandensis.php

    TONMO.com is certainly the place to go. There are sometimes captive bred ones available, though S. bandensis is in no danger of being over collected, so have it at with the wild caught eggs.

    They are totally fun and if you can keep a reef you can keep these guys - the hardest thing is the food for the first month or so.
     
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    You'll have to start charging me admission lest I become a pest. I already find that I zone out and lose hours looking at your tanks.
     
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    There is also this:

    http://packedhead.net/2010/display-husbandry-and-breeding-of-dwarf-cuttle/

    Let me know if I can be helpful. :D
     

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