Elegant cuttlefish locally

Discussion in 'Sources for Cephalopods and Food' started by Baffscruff, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. Baffscruff

    Baffscruff Larval Mass Registered

    Dec 23, 2008
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    Hi all! Ive been browsing this forum for a while now, but have only just signed up today so firstly hello!
    The reason im posting is i would like to own some cuttlefish. I have been researching the area extensively for a while and I'd like to get some which could be found in my local waters, most types are too big as i only have a 50 galleon tank, however there is one species sepia elegans commonly known as elegant cuttlefish which suit the entirely. I am a UK resident and live in the city of Chester (its about 20 minutes form the coast)
    Ideally it would be great to go out and catch my own, but as i have no experience of fishing it might be more humane to buy my cuttlefish from a reputable dealer. So does anyone know anywhere that will either a) take me fishing with them and let me take home live cuttlefish? or b) let me buy some from them? Any help would be greatly appreciated as im really desperate and ive been trawling google for weeks.

    Thanks guys
  2. chrono_war01

    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

    Oct 7, 2004
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    Given that catching will not guarantee that you will net your choice species or one that isn't already fully mature, I'd say buying one from a reputable store would be the best option.
  3. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

    Nov 20, 2002
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    Dallas Texas
    Hi and welcome to TONMO.com!:welcome:

    I'd contact your local aquarium shops directly and ask about cuttles.


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