Cuttlefish noob

Discussion in 'Cuttlefish Care' started by Justin Smith, May 30, 2010.

  1. Justin Smith

    Justin Smith Larval Mass Registered

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    So I'm completely new to this stuff and was wondering what would be needed if I were to get one. Also, since I live in the US, where would I get one. Thanks.
     
  2. snowmaker

    snowmaker Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Maybe start here:
    http://www.tonmo.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?18-Cuttlefish-Care
    You'll need an established salt water tank / set-up and preferably running for months, and the know how to take care of it.
    Not knowing your experience, if totally new to sw aquarium keeping, IMO you have maybe a month or 2 of reading and researching before you should look at any equipment.

    Some consider it better etiquette (I have heard the word netiquette as well :smile: ), to do some initial internet searching / researching before asking simply, "What do I need". 30 minutes of reading on your own on this site will probably answer your first 20 questions.

    Not trying to discourage anyone, but I was given this advice before venturing into sw aquarium keeping. If I asked "What do I need?", the most appropriate answer was, "To educate yourself". :smile:
     
  3. kpage

    kpage Wonderpus Supporter

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    I agree, this is the site to do your research on. You can never research too much, especially since this is a very expensive and time consuming endeavor. Keeping cephs can be very challenging, however I tend to disagree with people when they say only experts should delve into ceph keeping. I went from my first freshwater tank to an octopus and kept her successfully. The most important thing is to plan vigorously, be aware of the time and money you are going to put into your new friend and be diligent about the proper care needed.

    cuttles are really hard to find, although you can find eggs at various local fish stores. People here will put eggs up for sale from time to time, check out the "cuttlefish availability" thread under "sources for cephalopods"


    all that being said I just wanted to say that ceph keeping, in spite of the work, is enormous fun and you never really stop being amazed at how cool the animals are! :wink:
     
  4. Justin Smith

    Justin Smith Larval Mass Registered

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    Thanks guys, I definately won't be getting one anytime soon (so I'll have plenty of time to research) Just wanted to get some info for the future.
     

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