cuttlefish

Discussion in 'Cuttlefish Care' started by hat, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. hat

    hat Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    i have a 55 gallon tank with 11 lbs of live rock could i get one of those cuttlefish on octopets the ones that are 1-2 inches i know it will to big for my tank but could i keep it for a little while then realease it if so how long could i keep it i will have biowheel 330 and a skimmer
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Release it? Where do you live?

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    hat Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    on the coast i live by an octopus breeding ground
     
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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    You don't say which coast, but Sepia bandensis is found in the waters near the Phillipines and Indonesia.
     
  5. Illithid

    Illithid Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    Octopets sells Officinalis -don't they? European/African species
     
  6. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    releasing any species not native to the country you live in is illegal and often carries a hefty fine
     
  7. hat

    hat Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    ok then i wont do that
     
  8. Andy Lister

    Andy Lister Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Even releasing native species which are from somewhere else is a big no no. You can't even import officinalis from western mainland europe to the UK because of the risk of disease transfer so you do have to be very very careful about it all.

    Hello again everyone, sorry i've been away for ages, im sure you all missed my good looks, charm and wit! Yay im back and a happy new year to you all!

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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome back, Andy! Any cephs in your life right now?

    Nancy
     
  10. Andy Lister

    Andy Lister Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Howdy

    Little bits and bobs at work, got a few nuce aculetus in and some mysterious cuttle eggs but not got any myself at the moment no. I'm cycling a 10G tank for a pair of Metasepia though so fingers crossed on that front!
     

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