Considering keeping bandensis in reef tank

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  1. kinetic

    kinetic Blue Ring Registered

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    Hi! I'm new to the forum but happened upon it while researching cuttlefish

    I have a slightly sub 100 gallon display tank I will be setting up to join into a 110 gallon system. It's still being built, but I was looking around and noticed these cuttlefish that are only up to 4" long that can be kept in 78-80 degree waters.

    The tank is 36" x 25" x 25" and will only have small hermits and a bunch of snails as tankmates. It will also be primarily SPS dominated tank.

    Equipment include:
    ASM G3 Skimmer
    K2R Ca Reactor Setup
    Phosphate Reactor
    Remote Deep Sand Bed
    30G Refugium (mostly chaeto)
    250watt HQI + 2x24watt T5 lighting system
    About 35x turnover flow.
    50-60lbs of live rock in the display
    BB or 1/2" aragonite sand

    The total system water volume will be near 210 gallons.


    So here are my questions:
    1. Can I keep bandensis in my disiplay tank happily?
    2. How many can I keep comfortably? 2? 3?
    3. Where can I find them Captive Bred?
    4. What do you feed your bandensis? I know what's recommended, but just wanted to see what people do to feed them.

    Thanks!
     
  2. kinetic

    kinetic Blue Ring Registered

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    I think I'll also post this in the cuttlefish forum. I hope you guys don't mind if I just copy and paste it there.
     

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