Cuttle on liveaquaria?

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  1. craigl

    craigl O. bimaculoides Registered

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    You should email them and ask them where it came from to help narrow down the possibilities.
     
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    Paradox Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Looks very much like a Bandensis.
     
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    craigl O. bimaculoides Registered

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    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 :)
     
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    Paradox Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    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
     
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    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    I think you meant

    Officinalis get 1.5 feet

    just to make sure no one is confused.
     
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    craigl O. bimaculoides Registered

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    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..
     
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    Where are you guys looking ?
    I don't even see the cuttlefish in the WYSIWYG section..:sad: :banghead:
     
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    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    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
     
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    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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