View Full Version : *Rare Footage of a Nautilus eating*


The Fish Store
12-10-2009, 9:47 AM
We have been asked to video and post this on youtube because no one has done so yet. It is a super rare thing to see Nautilus eat in captivity. Here is the link. http://www.youtube.com/warehouseaquarium

Smoothie
12-10-2009, 9:50 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHNvZog74W4

James S.
12-10-2009, 9:51 AM
Thats cool Kevin , but that guy could have kept quiet for just a minute....not sure what he was selling :)

Skriz
12-10-2009, 10:05 AM
I've seen this guy eat in person. Definately VERY cool.

The Fish Store
12-10-2009, 10:08 AM
Not the same one. This one is one of 5 new ones we just got in.

Skriz
12-10-2009, 10:10 AM
Not the same one. This one is one of 5 new ones we just got in.


What? :eek:

You have the magic touch! That makes me want to put one in my tank..hmm, need to do some reading...:doh:

James S.
12-10-2009, 10:18 AM
Not the same one. This one is one of 5 new ones we just got in.

:eek: Is there a market for these Kevin? Im guessing these would need to be in their own system?

Here is a link for those that are interested... Very cool!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nautilus

mapleredta
12-10-2009, 10:49 AM
God that creature is ugly. Ha

atreyu917
12-10-2009, 10:51 AM
I don't think they're ugly, just very unique! Aren't they coldwater dwelling?

purpleGORILLA
12-10-2009, 11:04 AM
Thats so cool.

ares
12-10-2009, 11:04 AM
:eek: Is there a market for these Kevin? Im guessing these would need to be in their own system?

Here is a link for those that are interested... Very cool!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nautilus

being that they live at 300m and come UP to 100m to feed. Im gonna guess yes, they are cold water. wonder if the low pressures of a shallow reef tank have a long term impact on their survivability? they are certainly different.

Oz
12-10-2009, 11:11 AM
I saw these guys eating on top of the water in the 24" tub in the afternoon (not even in the dark). Very cool.

The Fish Store
12-11-2009, 4:32 PM
I have kept one for two years. Everything I read on the Internet says they need cold water however, my experience has been much different. They should probably be in a species only tank if someone wants it. They don't move fast but they eat everything they can grab.

Son of Adam
12-11-2009, 4:47 PM
Thanks for the link. My son loves them.

cquade7
12-11-2009, 5:08 PM
how much do these run just out of curiosity?

I have kept one for two years. Everything I read on the Internet says they need cold water however, my experience has been much different. They should probably be in a species only tank if someone wants it. They don't move fast but they eat everything they can grab.

The Fish Store
12-11-2009, 5:29 PM
$159.95