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Smallest cuttlefish tank ?

Octi

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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:
 

Brock Fluharty

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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.
 

Jean

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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!

J
 

Octi

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Jean;134547 said:
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!

J
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monty

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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.
 

Octi

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monty;134556 said:
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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