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Re: Who Loves Cuttles?

Post by ~ocean on November 25th 2009, 7:24 pm

cuttles live for only a year...

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Re: Who Loves Cuttles?

Post by JonAlresfordUK on July 13th 2010, 4:45 am

The best thing to do (though a lot harder to maintain) is to get cuttle eggs and try and bring them on with small live food

I watched the video - there were Australian squid didn't see any cuttles -

If I can I will be trying to find some cuttle eggs off the south coast here in the UK. If I feel up to maintaining the eggs and then feeding lots of live food - you never know

I am planning to design my tank and keep easy inverts and a few small fish from UK waters. I may progress onto cuttles if I can get hold of some egg cases

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Re: Who Loves Cuttles?

Post by Hero on July 20th 2010, 8:15 pm

Do they have cuttles in the UK?

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Re: Who Loves Cuttles?

Post by JonAlresfordUK on July 21st 2010, 5:50 am

Aye

Common Cuttlefish Sepia officinalis


Little cuttlefish - Sepiola atlantica

Elegant cuttlefish - Sepia elegans

It is probably best to collect the eggs and then rear them on with suitable live food

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Re: Who Loves Cuttles?

Post by Hero on July 21st 2010, 7:43 pm

True.

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Re: Who Loves Cuttles?

Post by J-P on October 5th 2011, 6:03 am

I too was looking at a flamboyant cuttle but was advised against it.

Here is the response I got from Dr. Shimek on the subject:


Also, as Alex has pointed the ethical problems with keeping some of these animals should not be understated. Reefs are in a decidedly precarious condition today. It is not a wild off-the-wall statement to say we are seeing the last of coral reefs as they have been for millions of years. The apparently invevitable crash has already started and will be accelerating over the next few years; see this article for a good synopsis of the problems. For our hobby to persist, as hobbyists we need to concentrate on doing best at what we can do - maintaining organisms in small self-contained systems - however, we need to expand our hobby to maintain animals through their ENTIRE life histories so that our source of organisms is independent of the natural reef. Unfortunately, while we (as a - rather large - group) have a surprisingly large amount of strength and expertise in animal husbandry; it has seldom been put to good use, and needs now to be focused on developing our own resource base.

As beautiful as they are, some things shouldn't be taken out of the wild. It\'s okay
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Re: Who Loves Cuttles?

Post by Hero on October 5th 2011, 7:42 pm

Nicely put. Hopefully they will last in the while, though, I'm not completely sure of their status in the wild.

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