Cuttlefish: Long or tall?

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  1. Flake

    Flake Larval Mass Registered

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    I'm toying with the idea of looking into cuttlefish. I really am trying to gather all the info I possibly can about them. I can't seem to find the answer to a big question I have. I can find tank size, but not ideal tank dimensions. Would cuttles do well in a tall tank? I have a 56 that was set up for a while and due to moving issues, is now distinctly empty. I had plans to set up another reef, but the idea of cuttles sounds much more interesting.

    The tank is a 56g tank, but it's tall. Dimensions are weird: 30-1/4"L x 18-1/4"W x 57-7/16"H. Would cuttles thrive in a tank this size or would they prefer a longer tank. I feel like they seem to spend a lot of time on the ground, so my gut says maybe not, but it never hurts to ask. :cuttle:
     
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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm not a cuttle expert, octopuses are my thing but I'm sure someone will be along shortly to answer you question. I know that in all our current setups everyone is running a standard tank dimensions, Nothing really tall like yours.
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Its more species specific. Your tank would be find for S. bandensis - the most likely cuttle you will get in the US.
     
  4. Flake

    Flake Larval Mass Registered

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    I was looking at s. bandensis. I should have mentioned. I just wanted to make sure there was enough ground real estate for them.
     

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