Hello, As many of you know a member of Tonmo has decided to start a Ceph Cultururing business stated in his post at http://www.tonmo.com/community/index.php?threads/7589/ This is good news not just for the octo world but for cuttles as well. Since octopets closing, sepia officianlis, the common european cuttlefish has been completely unavailable to the US. Ive been seeking this species since octopets closure and was exited about the possibility of getting one again. There is however a catch...The minimum order for shipping these eggs over is 100. So far about 22 have designated homes if this order is processed. This post is to determine if there is sufficient interest to meet the minimum order size to bring this species back into the US. Details: -When end of June early July -Price: 15-20 dollars per egg + shipping. If you are not familiar with cuttlefish or this species, It is highly recommended that you do as much research as possible prior to deciding on this purchase. http://www.tonmo.com/cephcare/cuttlefishcare.php is a good article. Although the artical states 200 gallons is neccessary, otopets quoted 125 as minimum. My experience has found that when young up until 6 months, a 55 was more then enough room. After this, I had it transfered to a 90 gallon tank which it lived until 8-9 months where it died of mysterious circumstances (My guess was skimmer malfunction). It was 7 inches or so at this time. Although I have not personally kept one to full adulthood, A close friend raised officianalis young to a mature age(from octopets) in a 135 rather successfully. (I know this may cause the "You can do it, but is it wise" argument) Maybe someone with much more experience with adult officianlais can chime in. There are many differences with this species then Sepia bandensis, which is occasionally available in the US. Ive kept both species -Officianalis get much larger. Adults can be over a foot. -Officianalis enjoy cooler temperatures. -Officianalis is much more personable that Bandensis (Main reason why I prefer this species) -More brilliant and dramatic color changing patterns. Basic Requirements: -Large tank required for adults. At around 8 months they will require a 125 or higher. -Cooler temperatures preffered. (Low to mid 70s) Higer temps will shorten life span. -Young require live food until 2-3 months you can ween them onto dried/dead. (Check for local free sources if you live near water or have bait shops with live foods) Ok the fun part...Here are some random videos. One of my older ones as an adolescent. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_Xp2OK-cxE Found on You-tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGF1uDeBDWM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-DusaSVHmM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9lC7U37Wjo Ok, so if your interested and are serious about it, please respond here.. Of course priority would goto people looking to purchase larger amounts or attempt to breed. Thanks!