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Elegant cuttlefish locally


Dec 23, 2008
Hi all! Ive been browsing this forum for a while now, but have only just signed up today so firstly hello!
The reason im posting is i would like to own some cuttlefish. I have been researching the area extensively for a while and I'd like to get some which could be found in my local waters, most types are too big as i only have a 50 galleon tank, however there is one species sepia elegans commonly known as elegant cuttlefish which suit the entirely. I am a UK resident and live in the city of Chester (its about 20 minutes form the coast)
Ideally it would be great to go out and catch my own, but as i have no experience of fishing it might be more humane to buy my cuttlefish from a reputable dealer. So does anyone know anywhere that will either a) take me fishing with them and let me take home live cuttlefish? or b) let me buy some from them? Any help would be greatly appreciated as im really desperate and ive been trawling google for weeks.

Thanks guys
Oct 7, 2004
Given that catching will not guarantee that you will net your choice species or one that isn't already fully mature, I'd say buying one from a reputable store would be the best option.


Staff member
Nov 20, 2002
Hi and welcome to TONMO.com!:welcome:

I'd contact your local aquarium shops directly and ask about cuttles.