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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In7n590GjxU'>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In7n590GjxU A very interesting article on cuttlefish and its awesome camouflage.
sometimes saw these at CF. Always fascinated by them. Wonder do we need to cover the top to prevent it from escaping. Octopus I know u need.

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From what I find out from the net cuttlefish won't try and escape. Only squid and octopus will try that but then if they like the environment and with lots of food then there is a possibility they won't try to escape.

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Tonmo is the best resource for cephalopod keeping and info, and gouldian, I totally agree. The documentary is AWESOME!!!

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