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Product Code N19205

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on saleNoodler's Cactus Fruit Eel - 3oz Bottled Ink

Product Code N19205

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3oz Bottle

3oz (90ml) glass bottle of Noodler's Cactus Fruit Eel fountain pen ink. Noodler's inks are handcrafted, so there may be slight color variations from batch to batch.

Bottled Ink
Bottle Material
Bottle Opening Diameter
23.6mm (0.93in)
Fast Drying

Whether or not the ink contains glittery particles.

Freeze Resistant

Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to better withstand freezing temperatures.

Iron Gall

Ink made from iron salts and tannic acids. Though quite permanent and waterproof, these inks are typically known for causing chemical corrosion to metal pen parts (especially the nib) and should be used sparingly or with less-valuable pens.


Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to increase flow in your pen.


Whether or not the ink contains finely-ground solid particles in liquid suspension.

Water Resistant

Whether or not the ink, once dried on the paper, will resist being washed away with water.


Customer Reviews

Based on 81 reviews
Eric L.
One of my Favorites

I bought this for the color without noticing that it was a "lubricated" ink, which I think is a first for me. I absolutely love the purplish magenta color, and it writes incredibly smoothly. I have this in a TWSBI Eco Fine, and it writes as well as anything I have ever used in my nascent fountain pen experience. Highly recommended.

Carl F.
Probably my favorite Noodlers

This is a great ink.. It's, like a lot of Noodlers inks, pretty flat in terms of shading. I think if it were dryer, it would shade more. But who wants that. This ink is deep and flows well and it's the only one of the ultra-saturated-outrageously-coloured noodlers inks that i've tried which behaves like Quink.. It's very easy to clean and is super well behaved- It writes and acts like an unsaturated ink, but look at the dang shade! I could actually see putting this in a pen with an aerometric convertor, or a vacumatic.. Or a lever filler! I did an at-home test of the ph of this ink but the testing strip came out magenta.... That's not even on the chart :p .. Seriously though, this one of a handful of bright inks that I feel safe leaving untouched in a demonstrator for 6 months. I wish Noodlers would make more inks in this vein. Black Walnut, as lovely as it is, etched the metal plating on one of my vintage nibs in just a few minutes..

Electric Colour

Dazzling on a Canadian page. The u in colour really pops!


This is a gorgeous color it writes beautifully as well it only feathers on cheap copy paper I can even use it on a mead composition book which we all know is notoriously bad for fountain pen inks it is wet most definitely but wax bleed through of most sort and my only gripe with it is the fact that it has such a high smearing capability but that is a sacrifice that we need to make for such a good noodlers ink.

Denise W.
Delightful writing experience

The magenta color is cheerful without being garish and easily legible. The ink flows very well from the pen. It does smear when wet, so probably not a good choice for fast page turns or lefties who write with a hooked or overhand position. No noticeable feathering and only mild bleed-through on copy paper with a stub nib. I am still on the first fill, so it is too early to tell whether the lubrication will help with the stiff piston of my 1980's vintage Pelikan.

FAQs about Bottled Ink

Which pens can accept this ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Any of these fountain pens will work with bottled ink. Typically, as long as the pen can be filled with a converter, has a built-in filling mechanism like a piston, or can be eyedropper-filled, it can accept bottled ink.

What is shading, sheening, or shimmering ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Shading - A common (and often desired) result of a fountain pen ink pooling in certain parts of a letter when writing, so that the color and saturation of the ink appears different within a single letter or word. This characteristic cannot be achieved with ballpoint or rollerball pens and is a very appealing aspect of fountain pen use for those particularly drawn to all the pretty ink colors.

Sheen - Characteristic of a fountain pen ink where when ink pools another color can be seen on top of the ink, especially when looked at in different light angles using certain paper types. There is no way to guarantee an ink will sheen, but using a larger nib on a pen will help obtain sheening results in your writing.

Shimmering - Fountain pen ink that has small particles of glitter mixed in.

Is shimmering ink safe to use in fountain pens? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes! Shimmering ink is a great way to add some flare to your writing. We have found that a larger nib will showcase more shimmering particles while writing, but you can use any nib size and shimmering ink. All the ink we sell is safe for use in fountain pens.

You can learn more in our blog: How to Write with Shimmering Ink.

My ink smells funny, is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Generally yes! Ink does not smell good- it usually has a chemical smell, along with other scents such as sulfur, rubber, chemicals or even paint. However, as long as you’re not seeing anything floating in the ink, it should be safe to use.

It’s cold and my ink froze; is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes, frozen ink will not hurt your pen (after it’s thawed of course!) The issue with ink freezing is primarily a concern because certain glass bottles could break as the water-based ink expands, and then you’d have a mess!

What is your return policy for bottled ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We do not accept returns for ink that has been used. Otherwise, we accept returns on unused ink products for up to 30 days from purchase. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.