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Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by Kensington Reefer, Mar 27, 2012.
So I'm thinking about getting some cuttlefish eggs...
There is no frag thing!!! I hate when the above happens!!!
Thanks to whomever made the frag stuff go away
You do good work
So what are you going to do with the eggs?
The idea is to hatch them and observe their wondrous ways. Anybody else want to try?
I saw them at the AOC; Wish I was there when they fed them ... They certainly are cool. [youtube]vSQrBayqcNA[/youtube]
Drew nice video!
You could feed them baby seahorses
But crabs look much more tasty
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.
Which system would you put them into?
What, your own kids aren't challenging enough?
Great video Drew. Thanks.
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:
I like their "Octo Camo." Very cool.
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
Here is the newer one
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.
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.
There is also this:
Let me know if I can be helpful.