The ULTIMATE Sea Monsters... Flamboyant Cuttlefish

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  1. ReefersDirect

    ReefersDirect Reefers Direct R2R Supporter Platinum Sponsor

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    We were lucky enough to get one of these and are super excited to share it with you all.
    Pictures coming soon!!!​
     
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    Someone doesnt want to pose for the camera but look how awesome it looks!
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    IxTCxI Active Member

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    Need one in my tank.
     
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    They're really cool but dont do well with some corals. Things like aiptasia can sting them
     
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    ChiCity Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    And they'll eat anything that fits in their mouth.
    But if you have a dedicated system, you won't find a cooler fish
     
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    Wow, absolutely beautiful;Wideyed
     
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    I probably should have added that as well LOL
     
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    Well guys, that was pretty fast. This little gem is SOLD!!!

    We will be ordering Wonderpus if anyone is interested, make sure to shoot us a PM
     
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    cpschult Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    How long is their life span, only 1-2 years? My son and I watched a documentary on them, he absolutely would love for me to add one in the reef tank!
     
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    Guys, these things have one of the highest toxicity levels on earth--BE. CAREFUL.
     
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    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award SCMAS Member Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Cool specimen indeed!
     
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    They are awesome.
     
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    They are like the blue ring octopus?
     
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    If you add several feeder fish into the tank do they kill them all at once and founder themselves like lionfish?
     
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    Yeah they are extremely similar.

    We did not feed these feeder fish but they know how to ration their ghost shrimp a little better than say a lion fish would.
     
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    [​IMG]They are selling flamboyants for $250 at my local fish shop.
     
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    Best to leave these guys in the ocean IMHO. Most of them die when trying to ship them (hence why they are so rare in the hobby) and if you do find one to purchase, you're lucky to get 3-6 months before it dies in your tank. They're gorgeous, unbelievable animals, but they belong in the wild.
    https://www.advancedaquarist.com/2010/10/inverts
     
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    At work (public aquarium) we tried 4 flamboyant cuttlefish two years ago. We had had Sepia bandensis for 4-5 years and been breeding them with good results.
    The flamboyant were harder I think, more shy and harder to get to eat anything (they prefer live food). Our laid eggs and some of them hatched. But we did something wrong, they didn't start to eat and died after about a week. So after this we decided to stick to Sepia bandensis which are working better for us.

    Anyway, IMO you should breed these cuttlefish if you want to keep them(since they are not long lived). And prepar yourself to do a cuttlefish tank, sure you can have them with corals but not with most fish or shrimps. And also make sure you could offer them live food(shrimps like ghost or mysis) all year around.

    Some thoughts :)

    / David
     
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    Our newest round is 5th generation tank bred :)
     
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