30 Gallon breeder for Sepia bandensis

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  1. HashHavoc

    HashHavoc Larval Mass Registered

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    Hey,
    I'm looking to set up a tank to keep a few S. bandensis and am unsure if the tank I currently have would be acceptable, It is a 30 gallon "breeder" measuring 36''x18''x12''. I was reading through the care sheets on S. bandenss and it had mentioned tall tanks are preferable, But is it completely necessary?

    I was also curious what the general consensus is on keeping two, perhaps three specimens in a aquarium this size? ​
     
  2. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I've not successfully kept cuttles but know that CuttleGirl mentions that a 55 is the smallest she would go for 3. A thirty has been noted as satisfactory for a single animal. Aside from water quality, the tank size seems to impact fighting, particularly between males.
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Like D says, its a bit small espically when they get to be 8 months old or so. The tallness isn't that important (we used to think it was), but the overall size as they mature is. :D
     
  4. HashHavoc

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    So your saying its just physical volume were worried about, rather than the footprint?
    So I think I'd purchase a 65 gallon with the same 36''x18'' footprint, rather than using the breeder tank.
     

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