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egg fertility

mucktopus

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I'm curious how many of you have had octos lay eggs, and of those, were they fertile or infertile batches? Also- what species did you have? I'm wondering if there are any consistencies.
 

Nancy

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Quite a few of our octo owners have kepts octopuses that laid eggs.

I had an O. bimaculoides that laid infertile eggs.

The wild caught octos sometimes are able to mate before they go into someone's tank. As for the tank-bred ones from Octopets, I don't think any were able to lay fertile eggs because they were shipped out quite young.

Nancy
 

corw314

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I've had 2 that laid fertile. Gimpy, who was a dwarf species, and Egor who was a floridia species. I think they were both wild caught and were missing limbs which I believe was from mating.

Carol
 

Jean

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Several O. warringa/huttoni types have laid fertile eggs.

1 Pinnoctopus cordiformis well before my time laid fertile eggs and during my time 2 have laid infertile. It's actually rare for us to have a female, the pots seem to catch mainly males!

J
 

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O. digueti that we've kept have laid eggs that were fertile, but the youngsters never lived too long, and the last batch was put back into the ocean(after hatching, of course).
 

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