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Present and past cuttlefish owners, I need your help!

Nancy

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Hi all,

On November 6, I'm going to give a presentation on Ceph Care before the Cheasapeake Bay Marine Aquarium Society in Baltimore. As far as I know, this is the first time anyone has talked about cephs to a Marine Aquarium Society group.

I wanted to list some of the reasons why people enjoy keeping octos (and/or cuttlefish) and also the negatives - what they don't like about keeping them. I've started a list, but I'd like you to help me with this - what do you like, not like.

I've posted this already on the Octo Q&A Forum, but I thought I might get more cuttle owner responses on this forum.

Thanks for your help,
Nancy
 

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Octo owners have given me lots of input on why they like (and don't like) keeping octopuses. I've received a couple of responses by PM, but most of you cuttle keepers have been mighty quiet. I will use your input in my presentation, so please respond!

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Heres some reason for why I like both...

Cuttles:
-Can keep in groups if they were raised together (BIG plus)
-Seem more personable then octos
-They are much less common then octos, so the novelty factor makes them alluring.
-No sealing up the tank
-Pretty much visible at all times

Octos:
-seem to have more complex behaviours then cuttles. Not sure if this is because of physiological features (longer arms..) or a matter of intelligence.
-Each seem to have very distinct differences in personality
-More playing type activities


Hows that??
 

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Paradox said:
Cuttles:
--They are much less common then octos, so the novelty factor makes them alluring.

I would wager most people have never even heard of a cuttlefish. I asked my geo 103 section if they knew what a Nautilus was, and only one did (and she worked at an aquarium...).

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DHyslop said:
I would wager most people have never even heard of a cuttlefish. I asked my geo 103 section if they knew what a Nautilus was, and only one did (and she worked at an aquarium...).

Dan


True...many assume its just some kind of fish...I usually tell people they are like an octopus..and a hovercraft... :roll:
 

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I like keeping cuttles because they are so freaking cool. Like having an alien (0r 20) in your home. :biggrin2:
 

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Nancy said:
Hi all,

On November 6, I'm going to give a presentation on Ceph Care before the Cheasapeake Bay Marine Aquarium Society in Baltimore. As far as I know, this is the first time anyone has talked about cephs to a Marine Aquarium Society group.


How did it go? :smile:

And, I have some terrible news. Both Crissy Huffard and I have given talks on cephs to MAS's. Sorry to burst a bubble, but happy that the obsession is spreading!
 

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Very happy to hear this, Righty (no problem, no bubble) - too many people are buying cephs without understanding how to keep them, so I'm all for any way this information gets out.

My talk isn't until this Sunday.

Nancy
 

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