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SF Bay Area - I will soon have baby Sepia bandensis for sale

Thales

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Colin,

The wild caught adults were between 50 and 75 dollars. I have had one for over 7 months and there has been definite growth. The babies are eating like pigs and seem to be growing daily.

What do they go for in your neck of the woods?
 

Colin

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the tropical species are about the same but about $20 for officinalis babies...

I think the next time you could maybe try selling the eggs and that way shipping would be cheap and you would pass on the expense of feeding the wee yuns to the new keeper...

Are you going to try and breed these babies back to new stock?
 

elaflam

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Hi
I'm definitely interested. I did read your other post about shipping and are considering your area first. I'm willing to pay for shipping, that's not a problem. Just let me know when/if you can.
thanks
Ed
 

joel_ang

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I'll just try to answer the questions. Bandensis live anywhere from 1 - 2 years, we don't know for sure as no one has really bred them before... til now (at least i think so). The longest i kept a bandensis for was about a year, but i got it when it was already an inch long.

Regarding keeping the cuttles in a 30 gal, It depends largely on the sex of the cuttles, if its a male and 2 females, they could co-exist but its likely they'll fight at some point of time. More than one male in a tank that small is going to result in a loss. The problem is that there is no obvious sexual dimorphism in cephalopods.

Hope this helps :)
 

Wey

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buy sepia badensis

Hi! I´m very very interested in buy a pair of sepia badensis. Could you tell me your prices?

Thanks a lot
 

Cephkid

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As an answer to your first question Righty, In order to price each one, I would do this:

(x/y)=n (n+.02n=cost) OR (n+.04n=cost)

*note: x=money spent to raise/aquire them all, y=number of cuttles.

That way you essentially get back (x) dollars when they're all sold plus 2% or 4% of that amount in profits. (you can vary the formula how you like, but the base model makes sure you gain money, instead of losing it.


Congratulations, BTW!!!
 

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