Cuttle on liveaquaria?

craigl

O. bimaculoides
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#4
i dont plan on buying it i was just wondering what it was...and what distict characteristics there are between the bandensis and officinalis? I already know where i wil get my cuttles :)
 

monty

Colossal Squid
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#6
Paradox;112215 said:
Main difference is size and temp requirements.

Bandensis get 5-6"
Offinialis get 1.5" or so

Bandensis can be kept at temps around 72-78
Officinalis ideally should be kept 70 or lower
I think you meant

Officinalis get 1.5 feet

just to make sure no one is confused.
 

craigl

O. bimaculoides
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#7
i know size is the main thing but as far as identifying markings go? When looking at a pic its hard to tell size. I know it says how large it is on liveaquaria but if it were a juvi officianlis it could be small too..
 

Thales

Colossal Squid
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#10
Whenever they have cephs, they go quick. The cuttle in question looked very much like a bandensis for 150 bucks. The usually have the officinalis link, and I am going to ask Kevin about it when I see him soon. Anyone interested should check the cuttle availability thread! :D
 

Animal Mother

Architeuthis
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#11
Apparently this particular cuttle has already been sold and the page removed.

Monty, I've only seen the aquacultured S. officinalis you linked to listed as in-stock once, and that was a couple of years ago.
 

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