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Discussion in 'Tank Talk' started by supersquid_girl, May 22, 2006.

  1. supersquid_girl

    supersquid_girl Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    hi i'm thinking of getting a pet squid. does anyone know where i could get a large spherical tank near Vancouver?:confused:
     
  2. bobwonderbuns

    bobwonderbuns Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    You know we have a member who lives in Vancouver named Toren. Look for his name on posts. Maybe he can help when it comes to things in that neck of the woods.
     
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    supersquid_girl Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    thanks
     
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    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    Keeping any other squid than the bobtails is rather tricky...perhaps a cuttlefish might be more on track?
     
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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    :welcome: Supersquid girl. What kind of experience do you have with salt water/cephalopods? I got a big (8 foot) diameter circular tank when I was working with cuttlefish in Hawaii. Mine was an aquaculture tank.
     
  6. supersquid_girl

    supersquid_girl Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Ummmm this will be my first time dealing with salt water or cephalopods.
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Hi SSgirl

    My advice is to get saltwater experience BEFORE you tackle cephalopods! They are difficult to maintain and are supersensitive to water quality, food quality and just about anything else and you're picking one of THE most difficult cephs to hold. Most squid are hard even for institutions to hold and require LOTS of money, equipments, space, time, ...................................!

    J
     
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    supersquid_girl Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Ok so which would be easyer octopuss or cuttlefish?
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Generally most people find octopus a bit easier BUT I can't emphasise enough that you really should get some saltwater aquarium experience before taking on a cephalopod pet! Saltwater aquariums can be trickier than freshwater to maintain, you need experience in balancing Ph, salinity, nitrate/nitrite/ammonia cycles etc, etc These are super important. Most marine species have a very low tolerance for variations in these factors and cephs are especially sensitive.

    Above all else do heaps of research! There are many great articles on this in the ceph care forums.

    Cheers

    J
     

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