No one can ever accuse ReefGen of sitting on their laurels as they blaze a new trail of captive propagated marine life, this time in the direction of our Ceph Overlords. Sepia bandensis is one of the more desirable cuttlefish for home aquaria, but they are not readily available. Dwarf cuttles are suitable even for certain reef tanks, and now ReefGen is prepared to start releasing the captive bred cuttles by the pair.
The dwarf cuttlefish from ReefGen are only three months old, at a perfect age of comfort and confidence and they will readily eat many offered foods at this point. These hardy and beautiful dwarf cuttlefish are very personable and fairly easy to keep at this size and age, and can be expected to live up to another year.
This batch of Sepia bandensis are captive bred specimens which brings with them a lot of value that you won’t get with wild cuttlefish. ReefGen’s dwarf cuttles are hardier, they behave more calmly in the aquarium, and they seem to be more fertile in aquaria producing larger clutches of eggs, better fecundity and survival in the resulting offspring.
One of the neatest thing about dwarf cuttlefish is that they are ideally suited towards more typical marine aquarium setups – they don’t have to be in a octopus-proof habitat, they can be kept in a reef aquarium within certain guidelines and you can even keep some larger fish with them so that your cuttlefish habitat doesn’t have to be exclusively tuned for them.
If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at the “perfect” aquarium cuttlefish, you really can’t do better than this captive bred pair from ReefGen. If you’re really into them, breeding the cuttles shouldn’t be too much of a hassle either, and the only challenge is finding enough food to rear the young.
ReefGen is entrusting LiveAquaria as one of the chosen retailers to premier their captive bred dwarf cuttlefish. This afternoon the first pair of ReefGen Sepia bandensis will go on sale in the Diver’s Den with the two, 2+ inch specimens retailing for $399. At this age the dwarf cuttles are really easy to keep and can readily take live grass shrimp, also available from LiveAquaria.