Cuttlefish as pet?

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  1. #1

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    Cuttlefish as pet?

    Ok, so it may not be a real pet but I am wondering if you can have a cuttlefish in an aquarium at home?
    Went to eat seafood in Sai Kung and the restaurant had lot's of them in a tank, I think they are so cool.

    Is it possible, and what's their life expectancy if you don't put them onto the grill?


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    apparently according to another listing on this forum, cuttlefish are very hard to keep ( esp for a long period of time), search aquarium on this forum, i assume that the salinity and temperture must be perfect in order for the cuttlefish to survive, definitely not for beginners, beginners should start off with fresh water fishes, esp hardy fishes, eg, guppies and tetras as they are easy to maintain.


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    A quick Google search brought up this article on keeping cuttlefish:

    Cuttlefish Husbandry: Part III - How do I keep a cuttlefish? - The Cephalopod Page