Coldwater cuttlefish

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  1. T.J.

    T.J. Larval Mass Registered

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    I'm wondering if there is such a thing as coldwater cuttlefish? I recently (6 months ago) set up a coldwater marine tank and have been throwing around the idea of cuttlefish of small predator tank. Obviously I'm leaning towards cuttlefish but I like the idea and challenges associated with a coldwater tank (its currently running at 55°F) and was curious as to what specific species of cuttlefish I need to be researching for that temp range. Also any help on where to purchase them would be helpful (would need to be in the USA and be able to ship to TX). Thanks
     
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    Only one I am aware of that might be available within the US is Sepia officinalis. They do get rather large though...
     
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    T.J. Larval Mass Registered

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    Ya they get to big for my tank I'm kinda wanting to do like 3 or 4 that stay around 2-4" long. I may have to end up doing a warm water species.
     
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    :thumbsup: Keep us posted, @T.J.
     
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    T.J. Larval Mass Registered

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    Will do
     
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    All I can find (as far as coldwater goes) is sepia mestus anyone know where I can find them for sale?
     
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    @T.J. One thing I failed to mention that will be important in your search. There are NO cuttlefish of any kind native to the western hemisphere, so anything you do find will be imported. Most imports are from tropical waters, making your quest doubly difficult.
     
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    Sepia officinalis stay small but live shorter lives in waters approaching and going over 20C. They thrive, just mature sooner.
     
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    Europe has at least three cold water cuttles btw S. officinalis, S. elgans and S. rbignyana + at least two bobtail squid. (ie little cuttles).
     

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