Smallest cuttlefish tank ?

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    Whats the smallest tank you can keep a cuttlefish in ? And about how much do you think it would cost to set up ?
    Thanks!:cuttle:
     
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    Whats the best cuttlefish to start with ?
     
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    Sepia bandensis are going to be your best bet. They are relatively small, more readily available than others, and have a decent success rate.
     
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    I can't really answer that. It just depends on if you're patient enough to wait for used items to show up here and there.
     
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    Just start looking out for skimmers, sump equipment, tanks, live rock, macros, etc.
     
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    I think a 55 would be good for a few, but males fight I believe, so you'll have to separate them.
     
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    Is it better to keep a few or just one ?
     
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    be really sure that used gear has NEVER been exposed to copper
    (eg fish meds, ornaments etc) this is fatal to cephs in very small quantities and is impossible to get rid of!

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    What kind of cuttlefish is this ? How big do they get ?
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    Top one doesn't look like a Bandensis. Bottom might be an Officinalis.
     
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    Yeah, they don't look like bandensis to me, either... I'd guess either officinalis or pharonis

    Cuttlegirl found that a 55gal was preferable for her bandensis when full grown, but others have said that a single cuttle can do OK in a 30 or 40gal. It's probably better to be too big than too small, though.
     
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    Thanks.

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