Paradox's 150 Cuttle Farm Army Reef

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Paradox, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. Paradox

    Paradox Guest

    These would be the Dwarfs Adults are 4-5 "s

    Rich does have some for sale now. I have probably 50-60 eggs from my current batch, but lets see how they turn out..

    Can you enter a cuttlefish into the DBTC lol!
     
  2. LordHelmet

    LordHelmet Supporting Member

    do they escape like octopus?
     
  3. Paradox

    Paradox Guest

    [quote author=LordHelmet link=topic=2920.msg36222#msg36222 date=1204667571]
    do they escape like octopus?
    [/quote]

    Nope...

    I have had one jump out of a divided section before, but that was a freak acident. This was on a rimless tank that was only 2-3 gallons or so. I would think this was a rather rare occurance and less likely then a fish jump.
     
  4. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    How small of a tank can you realistically keep them in?
     
  5. Thales

    Thales Past President

    You can keep one in an 18 gallon high no problem. The general public party line is 30 gallons for one, but, you know how that goes. :D
     
  6. Paradox

    Paradox Guest

    Just keep in mind they produce a lot of waste...so be sure whatever size system you choose can handle it.
     
  7. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    OT had 2 common ones for sale....I told Daniel, but I am not sure if he bought them.
     
  8. Thales

    Thales Past President

    Common doesn't mean anything. :D They could be one of a number of species.

    <soapbox>On that note, adult wild caught cuttles should not be purchased or supported. More than 1/2 of them die in transit, since they are adults they will prolly only live for a few months at most, and they tend to kill each other if put together. </soapbox>
     
  9. Paradox

    Paradox Guest

    The ones at OT are wild caught ~3 month old Bandesis.

    he has them in the Big Softy tank right now, so unlessthey are swimming around, you will have to look carefully for them. =)
     
  10. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    How do you tell how old they are?
     
  11. Paradox

    Paradox Guest

    Its a rough estimate due to thier size.

    Thats assuming they grow at similar rates in the wild as in the aquarium.
     
  12. Thales

    Thales Past President

    Experiential guess work. I would guess the ones at OT could be anywhere between 3 months and 9 months based on Daniel's estimate.
     
  13. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    dang it. 18 gallons...that's more than 2x more water than my whole system contains. meh.
     
  14. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    it is only 4g more than my BC 14 :-D
     
  15. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Eric, you need my 18g Via Aqua :D
     
  16. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    I want your 18g Via Aqua. I also want to not have to move again, and also want to have room for another tank and also want to afford stocking it. All these wants. What are the winning lotto numbers?
     
  17. Thales

    Thales Past President

    Thats why cephs are perfect for you - they don't live long!
     
  18. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    lol. What is their lifespan?
     
  19. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Are they as smart as octopus? You know the whole food in jar thing or whatever? Or are they like Turbo Snails?
     
  20. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    My turbo snails can solve partial differential equations.
     

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