Wunderpus hunting and 'pouncing'
on a shrimp
I don't think these animals should be imported. This
one came directly from a shipment, and I recieved it
before it go to the LFS. I would have been happy to not
have had to chance to keep one. For more info on my progress, click
here to read my journal on www.TONMO.com.
If you are
interested in keeping cephalopods please read the
Even experienced ceph keepers with mature
tanks should think long and hard before obtaining this
species. Their needs are resource intensive, specific,
and not yet fully understood. Perhaps more importantly,
the size and health of their wild populations is unknown.
Even the sharing of information, photos
and video of these animals can be controversial. Some
fear that detailed information and attractive photos
may encourage inexperienced saltwater aquarists to obtain
specimens. Personally, I believe that knowledge should
be freely available, rather than hidden from view. I
also believe that the admiration of a species can be
of benefit to its preservation in the wild rather than
its detriment. Furthermore, it is my hope that the information
on the site will empower aquarists to make sound, rational
decisions regarding the advisability of keeping these
very difficult animals.
If you are interested in keeping cephalopods,
there are several species that are easily available,
better understood and much more inexpensive than wonderpus
or flamboyant cuttlefish. Please do some reading on www.TONMO.com before
purchasing any ceph, and look at things
to think about before keeping a cephalopod.