Captive raised S. bandensis

Thales

Colossal Squid
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#1
For TONMO only:

I have some captive raised S. bandensis hatchlings and three month olds for sale. The hatchlings (hatched and eating mysis and prolly amphipods) are currently $40 each, plus shipping and boxing, the 3 month olds (eating frozen shore/bait shrimp and frozen mysis) are $75 each plus shipping and boxing. Payment accepted through paypal only. If you are interested please email me at babies@daisyhillcuttlefarm.org

You can see pics of these guys in this thread:
http://www.tonmo.com/community/index.php?threads/8548/

General info on the species available here:
http://www.tonmo.com/cephcare/cuttlefish.php

Some nitty gritties:

Please, serious/informed buyers only. It often happens in sales of captive raised cephs that people say "I want them, will you hold them for me". Then, after a dozen or so emails, they decide that these animals aren't for them (this actually happened this week :smile: ). So, please, serious/informed inquiries only.
I am happy to hold animals for a week or two with prepayment, with 50% refundable if you decide to back out.

:grin:

Thanks guys!
 

Octavarium

Wonderpus
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#2
In the near future I may take you up on the offer...Im in the process of wondering whether I should convert my 29 fresh into a cuttle tank after buying all skimmer/lr/sand if I decide to.
 

Nancy

Titanites
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#9
You're taking wonderful photos, Rich! I especially like the one on the right, where they're all lined up.

Could you please tell us how you're taking these photos? With flash, with remote flash, with tank light on or off, etc?

Thanks,
Nancy
 

Thales

Colossal Squid
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#10
Thanks Nancy!

Pretty much the same way as with Fontanelle, but with a macro lens. Nikon D70, Nikon 105 vr micro lens, and an sb600 remote flash. I use custom white balance via a photo taken with an expodisc. I hold the remote flash in one hand and the camera in the other so I can move the flash where it works best. The tank light is on so the camera can auto focus - though sometimes I switch to manual and move the camera back and forth till its in the right place. I try to shoot at a pretty small aperture, 18 or higher. One of the most important things is to make sure the tank is clean. I shoot in RAW so I can tweak the images if they need it.
 

joefish84

Sepia elegans
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#13
thales im supposed to be moving sometime in the next month or so and i know im going to have trouble dealing with all the briareus babies that are on the way but i will be interested in maybe a couple once i get moved. ill have my 125 octopus tank up and ill probably inline a 55 or a 50 gallon acrylic
 

proplayer23

Larval Mass
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#18
Thales, when you sell your cuttles are they eating frozen food? Would it be best to feed a mix of live shrimp and crabs, along with frozen food? I am looking to buy a cuttle from you sometime in the near future. My main concern is the feeding cost, but if they are already eating frozen food that would help a lot. Do you plan on having more eggs around summer?
 

Thales

Colossal Squid
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#19
I do plan on having more, I will prolly be selling some completely captive bred cuttles in the near future, so the price may have to change. I have been selling them before they eat frozen and after because some people want them sooner. This also means that I may run out of hatchlings before they are really eating frozen. I do think having them weaned to frozen is a good way to go, so I may 'hold some back' until I have them on frozen completely.The current batch I am giving live mysis and frozen mysis, mostly live because that is easier and cheaper for me at this time (I know, weird!).
 

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