View Full Version : cuttlefish and octopus? are they good for begginers?

02/28/2011, 07:21 AM
I have a 29 gallon oceanic biocube. I am a begginer. Would you reccommend a octopus or cuttlefish?:celeb2:

I know they are very smart!

02/28/2011, 08:24 AM
absolutely not.

02/28/2011, 08:32 AM
neither are for beginners

02/28/2011, 08:42 AM

02/28/2011, 08:42 AM
I was just curious

03/02/2011, 06:40 PM
I would never want to discourage someone from trying something, however, for a beginner I would recommend against this for a couple of reasons. First, a 29 gallon biocube is not the ideal setup and second they require more care than the basic saltwater fish. I have been looking into this for a long time and have had a variety of tank but yet I still do not I am ready for a cephalopod.

03/10/2011, 05:45 PM
I wouldn't say you need a certain amount of experience for them, you just need to have the proper equipment and research... We all start somewhere whether it's with a reef, ceph, fowlr, etc you have to do the research and have the equipment needed in order to be successful. Not to say starting with a more basic set up and more forgiving fish wouldn't help out, but if you have time, money, and knowledge cephs are a possibility.

05/15/2011, 05:22 PM
what would be a good basic setup?