I have to thank NOVA for their cuttlefish special the other day, ever since then, i cannot seem to stop thinking about them, and now my boyfriend and i are seriously considering getting our very own cuttlefish. So, this is where i need your help. We live on the west coast, seattle washington, to be exact, and we're not sure where we can get a healthy cuttlefish from. So, does anyone know of any place in the greater seattle area where we can possiably accuire a cuttlefish. also, if we did get one, we were thinking we could go down to our local marina and grab a few of those small crabs that live under the rocks, just to save money, are they ok to give to cuttlefish? I guess if you guys have any advice for beginners and how-to's id greatly appreciate it.
You found the right thread to watch for finding cuttlefish. Thales, Paradox, and Shipposhack have had good luck with breeding them over the past year or so, but we haven't gotten updates for a bit (go back a few pages) and it's probably best to order from them, since the suppliers for most fish stores are sort of unpredictable... of course, if you can find a local fish store that reliably has cuttles let us know!
A lot of people have fed locally caught crabs and shrimp, so it can be done, as long as the marina isn't horribly polluted.
Make sure to check out the ceph care articles (click the ARTICLES button at the top of the page) for more info!
well im new to tonmo but i have been keeping reef tanks and FO tanks for awhile as well as Mantis Shrimp so i understand the need for keeping a predator tank...looking to add cuttlefish to the list now
anyways i see that this thread hasnt been posted in for awhile...is there any update on the availability of these awesome animals? i might try and see if my sister-in-law who is a teacher can get me a few Sepia pharaonis from that place in texas
I've actually been tryin to get ahold of Paradox in concerns to some Bandensis. I checked out his page, that's a hella cool tank set up. Even the squrril skulls he's got on there. Not exactly sure what those are, but it fits.