Flamboyant Cuttlefish Eggs

Metasepia pfefferi- rare in the aquaria, but by far hands down the most spectacular of the cuttlefish. Because of difficulty in caring for this cephalopod not alot is known.

 A minimum of a 30gallon aquarium should be offered if possible a 30 gallon high. Water temperature should be 75 -80 degrees, Ph 8.2-8.4 and a salinity of 1.025. Water quality is essential. As with all invertebrates cooper is a no no. The life expectancy is 1-1.5 years. The diet should vary but include shrimp(ghost,krill,mysid), crabs and fish. Frozen may eventually be accepted but live is better.

It is best for the aquarium to be firmly established with healthy populations of amphipods and mysid shrimp.The flesh of this cuttlefish is poisonous, containing a unique toxin and has been determined to be  as lethal as that of fellow cephalopod the Blue-ringed octopus.


$299.95 3 Lot
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