The following is the first contribution from our newest author to the AquaNerd Blog, Louis Rich. Louis has been a reef aquarium hobbyist for a couple of years, but his passion for the ocean started out at a very young age, which is the typically the case for most aquarium keepers. We will have a full bio of Louis in the coming days, and we’re glad to welcome him on board.
Cephalopod lovers rejoice! Blue Zoo Aquatics, purveyors of quality hard to find livestock, recently posted a page for tank raised, and maybe even captive bred, cuttlefish (Sepia sp.) on their website. There is no description available for the product, but speculation has it these are S. bandensis, the most commonly available species in the US. If captive bred Cuttlefish (and other cephalopods) were to become commonly available in the US, this could mean a quantum leap forward in the care and husbandry of these animals. Up until recently, only few people in the US have bred these fascinating creatures with any success, and nobody has really done it on a commercial scale that we can recall. Lets hope that captive bred cuttlefish become commonplace on the market in the coming years! The Blue Zoo tank raised cuttlefish are listed for $70 and are currently available to purchase.