Cuttlefish on sale at TMC

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This video shows a Pfeffer's flamboyant cuttlefish (Metasepia pfefferi) on sale at TMC's Bristol branch.

This is a beautiful but challenging animal from the Indo-Pacific. Females have a mantle length of up to 8cm/3.1”, males slightly smaller. It's best kept in a species tank and has a short lifespan of only a year.

The muscle tissue of this species is highly toxic and research has shown that the toxin is as lethal as that of the Blue-ringed octopus.

One for the experienced aquarist only. 

 

You can see other interesting livestock on the TMC Bristol channel. Please note that TMC supplies to the trade only, however if you see something you like, your local dealer may be able to get it for you.

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