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WallysWorld
05/15/2012, 10:40 PM
Very excited to finally have the opertunity to take care of one of these guys!! They are awesome to watch. Here's a short and a little blurry video I took with my phone of her eating a shrimp.

http://s841.photobucket.com/albums/zz337/walnats/?action=view&current=VIDEO0051.mp4

http://s841.photobucket.com/albums/zz337/walnats/?action=view&current=VIDEO0051.mp4

121
05/16/2012, 06:32 AM
I want one!

Jolleyreefs
06/11/2012, 01:17 PM
Those are amazing. Where did you get it? I never see them available.

Blayz77
06/11/2012, 03:53 PM
wow that is pretty awesome, very neat

pfcreed
06/11/2012, 04:02 PM
Amazing, how did you get it and how do you care for it.

Kitsune_Gem
06/11/2012, 11:56 PM
I kinda want one now...

Care to share how you care for one?

Braxibear
06/12/2012, 03:10 PM
That's the coolest fish I have ever seen. I'm very jealous!

WallysWorld
06/14/2012, 09:22 PM
My setup for taking care of her is the following:

1. 30 gallon cube (Upgrading to Deep Blue 80 gal frag tank, I don't think 30 is big enough)
2. LED 30 watt fixture
3. Filtration is connected to my 40 gallon sump shared by a 45 gal reef and 20 gal frag tank. Contains a refuge with macro algae
4. Skimmer ASM G3
5. Koralin calcium reactor
6. Reefkeeper lite with ph, orp monitors auto fill switches and timers for lights.
7. Substrate black and white aragonite
8. 3 coconut shells (for laying eggs)
9. Feed live shore shrimp 4 to 5 a day (trying frozen shrimp next week)

No tank mates!
Got her at a LFS called Country Critters.

She is awesome!! Trying to get a male so I can hopefully raise some baby's

Kitsune_Gem
06/14/2012, 09:44 PM
My setup for taking care of her is the following:

1. 30 gallon cube (Upgrading to Deep Blue 80 gal frag tank, I don't think 30 is big enough)
2. LED 30 watt fixture
3. Filtration is connected to my 40 gallon sump shared by a 45 gal reef and 20 gal frag tank. Contains a refuge with macro algae
4. Skimmer ASM G3
5. Koralin calcium reactor
6. Reefkeeper lite with ph, orp monitors auto fill switches and timers for lights.
7. Substrate black and white aragonite
8. 3 coconut shells (for laying eggs)
9. Feed live shore shrimp 4 to 5 a day (trying frozen shrimp next week)

No tank mates!
Got her at a LFS called Country Critters.

She is awesome!! Trying to get a male so I can hopefully raise some baby's


So jealous. If you do find a male and have babies, you have to start a thread on the progress! Shes so beautiful

nanshaw2001
06/16/2012, 05:59 AM
Fun to watch, thanks for the post!

jarrett shark
06/16/2012, 06:56 AM
Nice Wally !!!!!!

andrewey
06/16/2012, 05:35 PM
Nice!!!

el tigre
06/18/2012, 07:52 PM
awesome walter! I saw those about a month ago but the guy working at the time wouldn't sell any to me. Good luck with it!

Das awesome
07/06/2012, 08:43 PM
OMG! I WANT ONE!! I always become sad whenever I see pictures of them b/c I want one that badly and I can never find one.

WallysWorld
07/12/2012, 02:42 PM
OMG! I WANT ONE!! I always become sad whenever I see pictures of them b/c I want one that badly and I can never find one.

Yup, they are so hard to find! I am still looking for a male, doesn't look promising.

Bongo Shrimp
07/12/2012, 05:21 PM
Yup, they are so hard to find! I am still looking for a male, doesn't look promising.

They are seasonal and seem to always come in around early to mid spring. Good luck!

WallysWorld
07/13/2012, 01:54 PM
They are seasonal and seem to always come in around early to mid spring. Good luck!

True but I was hoping to find someone who breeds them.

Speaker73
07/20/2012, 04:08 PM
http://www.oceanproaquatics.com/shop/inverts-octopus-cephalopods-c-469_532_534.html?osCsid=f5feaea1c9e3611e5b2d0d3e7dc12a03

Hope it helps...

MantisO_o
07/22/2012, 02:15 PM
Wicked Video :)

Thales
07/25/2012, 07:41 AM
http://www.oceanproaquatics.com/shop/inverts-octopus-cephalopods-c-469_532_534.html?osCsid=f5feaea1c9e3611e5b2d0d3e7dc12a03

Hope it helps...


A bunch of those pics are mis identified and have been for years - though the company has been told.

They also seem to have a habit of sending cephs that are different from what was ordered.

Thales
07/25/2012, 07:42 AM
True but I was hoping to find someone who breeds them.

This may be on the horizon. :D

Speaker73
07/25/2012, 09:24 PM
A bunch of those pics are mis identified and have been for years - though the company has been told.

They also seem to have a habit of sending cephs that are different from what was ordered.

Oh well. It seems as if they aren't selling retail at this time anyway. I guess the owner is going to retire and is looking for someone to sell his business too....

WallysWorld
08/02/2012, 12:29 PM
This may be on the horizon. :D

You like to make me suffer!! :headwally:

I know a guy that went on a shark trip in the atlantic and came home with a male flamboyant cuttle. :lol2:

bensr20det
08/06/2012, 06:52 PM
Very cool. Thanks for the video

bubonic
08/09/2012, 08:15 PM
Any special setup for a cuttlefish?

WallysWorld
08/11/2012, 10:15 PM
Any special setup for a cuttlefish?

Each Cuttle requires a different setup. As far as Metasepia sp. go I would say a large bottom area would be best as they do not travel too much into the upper water column. No powerheads or at least I am afraid of trying them!! Part of me says cuttles are too smart to get sucked into a powerhead but another part of me says why chance it. The return line to the tank is taken from the protien skimmer effluent water as to give as much oxygen as possible. Lighting doesn't seem as important unless you want more color from your cuttles. Meaning as with most sea creatures better lighting shows off more colors. Most important feed them!! They like to eat!

P.proteus
07/21/2015, 04:37 AM
how much was. I saw several sites talking about it's deadly toxin. So Is there a special way handle it ?

greatwhite198
07/23/2015, 06:04 PM
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/23/d1d869c4bc985b3913a614dff91bbc4c.jpg

https://vimeo.com/134363922

snorvich
07/25/2015, 02:20 PM
You like to make me suffer!! :headwally:

I know a guy that went on a shark trip in the atlantic and came home with a male flamboyant cuttle. :lol2:

In the Atlantic?? See distribution here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metasepia_pfefferi).

Betta132
08/31/2015, 11:45 AM
Cute! Does it ever attack the damsels? They seem a tad large for such a tiny bab to eat.

MrMarth
09/17/2015, 06:30 PM
I'm fairly certain that isn't a flamboyant cuttlefish (metasepia pfefferi). I raised and bred them for 6 months last year and I never saw any that pale. Still a cute cuttlefish though!

Sterling9543
09/24/2015, 08:22 AM
I'm curious as well

photoblepharon
09/25/2015, 08:32 PM
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/23/d1d869c4bc985b3913a614dff91bbc4c.jpg

https://vimeo.com/134363922

That is Sepia latimanus. They get over 2' long. Very bad cuttle for a home tank, it needs a multi thousand gallon tank. It won't last long.

ShaunMonahan
10/13/2015, 12:17 PM
Congrats! Flamboyant Cuttlefish are so very unique and cool to work with :)