Captive raised S bandensis for sale in the Bay Area

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  1. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Hey everyone,

    I have 7 captive raised 6 week old Sepia bandensis for sale. I am looking for 50 bucks each and will consider trades.
    The babies are about an inch long, have been weaned off mysids and are now eating ghost shrimp, small fish, and small locally caught crabs.
    I don't want to ship them so I am offering them locally before considering shipping.

    For more info go to http://www.daisyhillcuttlefarm.com

    Thanks! :D
     
  2. Peeley

    Peeley Larval Mass Registered

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    How big do they get?
    How long do they live?
    I don't have a tank set up right now for them so I probably won't be buying from this batch, but I'm very interested for future reference. Are there profiles of cephs on this site somewhere ?? I thought I looked everywhere ...
     
  3. joel_ang

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    Bandensis get to about 5cm Mantle length, they're not too long lived with a lifespan around 1 year.
     
  4. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    There really isn't all that much info about bandensis. The literature agrees with what Joel said, but I can't find any info on them being kept long term in captivity.
    IME, the mantle length is more between 5 and 8 cm and the lifespan is more like 18 months to 2 years. My oldest I have had for over 8 months and his mantle was at least 4 cm when I got him, which leads me to believe he was at least 6 months when I got him.
    Hopefully, with this batch, we'll get some better info.
     
  5. joel_ang

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    My largest got up to a 7cm ML and lived for about 9 months, I got him when he was about 2cm ML :)
     
  6. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Cool, well you know what I mean.

    What were the symptoms of its death and the months before its death?
     
  7. joel_ang

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    About a week before it died, it refused food and gave out some fine white clusters from its siphon. It wasn't too lethargic around that time though, and when he died he released a pretty massive amount of ink.
     
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    omg u have one!!!!!!!!

    oh my god ive been looking for one for like months!!! you have one :D im so intrested in getting one or 2 or 3 lol, and also joel were did you get your s. bandensis sry for incorrect spelling :wink: omg tell me that your still selling them and if not were did you buy your first one??????
     
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    Well, im in Singapore so i just got it at an LFS, they're usually not too hard to find (for me) but i can't get any lately. righty is in the US and is breeding them.
     
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    Are you still selling cuttles? I will buy under 2 month babies for $30/each. Email me at asid61@comcast.net if you have some.
     
  12. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Nope, sorry. Stopped because the actual cost of raising them for sale was more than I could sell them for. Sorry.
     

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