Discussion in 'Inverts' started by Dingo, Feb 19, 2012.
Cuttlefish - Tank Raised - Sepia spp.
Ive always wanted one!
I love these, they are so cool to watch. If I had another tank....same old story, my house would be filled with tanks if left to my own devices.
How big of a tank do they need?
Very cool, I agree with Sean on how big of a tank?
Pretty neat animals. I've been toying with the idea of getting into cephs for over a year now. The part I can't get over is the short life span. It would be hard knowing an animal you are emotionally attached to will be gone in a matter of months no matter how well you take care of it.
@ seano. Since they list it as the a Sepia spp., the most common species of cuttlefish. They get up to a 19" mantle.
I absolutely love cuttlefish. And you definitely get personally attached to them even if you only spend 6 weeks with one that belongs to someone else LOL.
Wow. Tank raised cuttlefish. That would be something. I'd love to see a school of those in a tank.
Good point. I'd have a hard time with that too.
you have no idea how long i have been waiting for this!!
they probably have the scientific name wrong, because as far as i know the one species that they were closes to breeding and selling publicly was the smaller variety, which is what this one is. i read in a magazine article, i believe it was aquarium usa or something like that and they had a whole article on these little things. i believe you can keep up to 1 pair in a 30 gallon tank.
Learn ya something! Lol
yes Sepia bandensis reach about 5 inches in captivity.
check out that tank!
Now if you could keep them paired up and raise the offspring generation after generation that would be worth it in my eyes. Not only do you get to keep them long term but you also get to see some good out of your labor.
Only thing is putting the required time in... which few of us actually have
Thank you for the link, Whippy. It's a very informative article. I'm getting more interested.
they always used to reccomend that if youw ere to buy one only do so if you have the means to breed them, but i believe they have made quite some headway in breeding them in captivity. sure it would be great if someone who did purchase one bred them but it cannot be required of them. im thinking of ordering one, i dont know about breeding them as i hear its quite challenging but if i can and have the funds i will.
My above statement to seano is in complete.
Should've read "if it's the most common species of cuttlefish"
That was the day I was off my meds. :
Anyhow. Richard Ross is "the nations expert" on cephs. He raises Sepia bandensis and sells the eggs if you jump through his hoops.
Anybody that wants to get into these animals needs to go tonmo.com and do some serious research first.
RC doesn't support linking images from their site so they auto block them.
tomno has some very very informative articles on any type of ceph.
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