30 gal cuttles?

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  1. chrshlst

    chrshlst Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Are there any cuttles that can be shipped to central usa that can be kept in a 30 gal aquarium :?: ? or should i stick with a bimac? I really like cuttles. I don't want to go through the expense of a HUGE :bugout: tank! Thanks
     
  2. NickA5582

    NickA5582 Sepia elegans Registered

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    :welcome: to TONMO!

    YOu should stick to bimacs since the most common cuttle shipped to the US is Sepia bandensis, and I think that the minimum for them is a 55 gallon. :)
     
  3. Andy Lister

    Andy Lister Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    What about some small sepiola?? The bobtail Squids... not cuttles but not far off!

    See if you can find them somewhere... Octopets?

    I'm not really sure on the availability of them but i've kept a few before and they are fantastic. Have bioluminescence!!! They really are very cool!

    ~Andy
     
  4. oscar

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    sepiola (bobtails etc.) only live around 6 months (sometimes more) - are near impossible to breed - you may get them near full grown and ready to die - i have had no success getting them in Australia (where they live) let alone shipping them. They are tiny.

    They are REALLY COOL though... but i am afraid hat when i looked into them i found them to be too hard for me to even try...though many people have ha great success
     
  5. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Hi andy...

    its bad enough for them trying to get cuttles... dont tease them with Sepiola or Rossia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    on a serious note though, that would be a great species to set up as a captive breeder!
     
  6. GoTRiCe19

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    Get one of these guys. They are pretty common over here in the west coast. (well I just been seeing alot of them)

    They are Sepia bandensis

    Here is a pic of mines
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  7. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Hi there, GoTRiCe19

    welcome to TONMO.com

    Why not start a new thread on the journals and photos forum and tell us a bit about your tank, cuttles and maintenance etc?

    cheers
     
  8. oscar

    oscar Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    yeh itd be good to see more cuttle tanks in that section GoTRiCe19 - it looks like an interesting setup! - any problems keeping two sepia together so far?

    collin, i thought it was supposed to be very difficult to rear sepiola due to size? i will have to check again but correct me if im wrong - i have approximately 0 experience!!!

    for the rest of us - do you know of any sites on breeding cuttles - i have seen righty's page which was quite helpful.

    P.S update on getting my first tank - NO progress, still checking the trading post EVERYDAY!!! i wish i had forked out a little extra for a tank i looked at a few months ago!!!
     
  9. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Hi Oscar,

    I dont beleive that rearing sepiola would be any more difficult than rearing a large egg species of octopus, it would just be time consuming and lots of live feedings :)

    One of these days i will be moving house to a bigger place and when i do a lot of these things will be tried :)


    I also dont know of any sites about breeding cuttles. They are going to hit the market very soon in the USA and that will be interesting to say the least!
     
  10. Mushroom Boy

    Mushroom Boy Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Could you elaborate on that a little bit Colin? Thanks.

    Paul (waiting with bated breath in the US :D ).
     
  11. oscar

    oscar Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Wow thats good news...once i get a few more tanks set up ill give it a try - i hope!!!

    Dont need a MASSIVE tank either!! lol

    Sounds as if the amount of info on cuttles willo soar - good news for us!
     
  12. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Paul

    I spoke with Richard Stride a couple of weeks ago and he had recently sent out a large batch of officinalis eggs to the USA. They will be going on sale to the general public pretty soon as 2" babies... thats about as much as i can say just now, until i get the go ahead, but trust me, all the info you need will be right here ;)

    Colin
     
  13. oscar

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    absolutely sickened with envy...lol

    man are you guys lucky!!

    any plans for cuttles in australia collin? let me know if you hear anything....oooohhhh i am writhing!!!!! lol :bugout:
     
  14. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Are those the babies you got from me or the ones you got from eggs?
     

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