Captive raised S. bandensis

Thales

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For TONMO only:

I have some captive raised S. bandensis hatchlings and three month olds for sale. The hatchlings (hatched and eating mysis and prolly amphipods) are currently $40 each, plus shipping and boxing, the 3 month olds (eating frozen shore/bait shrimp and frozen mysis) are $75 each plus shipping and boxing. Payment accepted through paypal only. If you are interested please email me at [email protected]

You can see pics of these guys in this thread:
http://www.tonmo.com/community/index.php?threads/8548/

General info on the species available here:
http://www.tonmo.com/cephcare/cuttlefish.php

Some nitty gritties:

Please, serious/informed buyers only. It often happens in sales of captive raised cephs that people say "I want them, will you hold them for me". Then, after a dozen or so emails, they decide that these animals aren't for them (this actually happened this week :smile: ). So, please, serious/informed inquiries only.
I am happy to hold animals for a week or two with prepayment, with 50% refundable if you decide to back out.

:biggrin2:

Thanks guys!
 

Octavarium

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In the near future I may take you up on the offer...Im in the process of wondering whether I should convert my 29 fresh into a cuttle tank after buying all skimmer/lr/sand if I decide to.
 

Thales

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4. The interest was not great though. :biggrin2:

The 10 I have left I will be breeding, and the dozen or so hatchlings left are for sale.
 

Nancy

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You're taking wonderful photos, Rich! I especially like the one on the right, where they're all lined up.

Could you please tell us how you're taking these photos? With flash, with remote flash, with tank light on or off, etc?

Thanks,
Nancy
 

Thales

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Thanks Nancy!

Pretty much the same way as with Fontanelle, but with a macro lens. Nikon D70, Nikon 105 vr micro lens, and an sb600 remote flash. I use custom white balance via a photo taken with an expodisc. I hold the remote flash in one hand and the camera in the other so I can move the flash where it works best. The tank light is on so the camera can auto focus - though sometimes I switch to manual and move the camera back and forth till its in the right place. I try to shoot at a pretty small aperture, 18 or higher. One of the most important things is to make sure the tank is clean. I shoot in RAW so I can tweak the images if they need it.
 

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