http://blog.aquanerd.com – At MACNA 2013, LiveAquaria introduced us to the first ever captive bred flamboyant cuttlefish to be commercially offered in the aquarium trade. These cuttlefish were bred by ReefGen, and have a retail price of $1000 per individual. Their size in this video is approximately 1″ in length.
Some of the biggest news of MACNA 2013 was the announcement of the captive bred flamboyant cuttlefish from ReefGen. These gorgeous cephalopods represent the first ever captive bred flamboyant cuttles to be offered for sale to the aquarium community, and we got to see them all kinds of up close. The tree 1″ long cuttlefish were not shy by any means, many times striking at live mysis shrimp with their tentacles. They also performed many rhythmic color changes, which thy are known for, and thankfully we were to capture then on video, though I’ll admit that the quality is somewhat lacking. It was an exciting time for us, as we have a special spot in our hearts for these amazing creatures, and we’re glad to be able to share that with you today. MORE: Video Footage of the Captive Bred Flamboyant Cuttlefish Displayed at MACNA