64.4-71.6 Fahrenheit, what octopus?

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  1. trouwvalk

    trouwvalk Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Hi everybody,
    I'm looking for an octopus but don't realy know which one is the best for me :) (depending on temperature)

    the most important thing is the temperature, the octo has to life in an temp. range of 18-20 degrees celsius.
    that's 64.4-71.6 Fahrenheit

    i already found some info about the Octopus bimaculoides that says it's a good temp. for the octo.
    And also the Octopus vulgaris could be a good choice exept the vulgaris gets realy big

    are there any other species for that temperature?
    tnx for the reply
     
  2. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    I think Octopus rubescens can live in that temp range as well, but Taollan is really the person to ask about that one. I'm not sure what octos from other parts of the world are in this temp range, most of the imported ones in the U.S. are tropical.
     
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    Taollan Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    O. rubescens does apparently live at those temperatures (I have never personally seen one in that warm of water, but I have done little diving south of Oregon). That being said, make sure the octo was taken from warm waters, I am not sure the northern individuals would be able to adapt, but I should have an answer to that in a few years....
     
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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    :welcome: Why does your octopus have to live in that temperature range? Is your tank at that temperature?
     
  5. trouwvalk

    trouwvalk Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    yep and that's because another tank underneath the main tank is a hatchery for S. Officinalis eggs.
    Both on the same filtersystem and cooler.
     
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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    How big is your main tank?
     
  7. trouwvalk

    trouwvalk Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    about 600 liters.
     
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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    So that is about 150 gallons.
     
  9. trouwvalk

    trouwvalk Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    yep

    but i think it's gonna be a Vulgaris because maybe some vulgaris baby's will be available next week :D
    We'll see
     
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    trouwvalk Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    it's a vulgaris :D, i got him thursday
    he's soooo cute! about 10/15cm
     
  11. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    :welcome: :octopus:

    Does it have a name yet?
     
  12. trouwvalk

    trouwvalk Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    right now he's called "snottebel" (dutch word for .... uuuhm green boogie from your nose?!) hehe
     

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