For a newbe

Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by Crash64, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. Crash64

    Crash64 Larval Mass Registered

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    For a newbe what would be the best pygmy octo?
     
  2. NickA5582

    NickA5582 Sepia elegans Registered

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    Probably an o. mercatis, it's for sale at www.caribbeancreatures.com .
    They list it as an o. joubini, but Dr. James Wood says it's a mercatis. :)
     
  3. joel_ang

    joel_ang Architeuthis Registered

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    Just don't forget that these have pretty short livespans and are probably wild caught.
     
  4. neptune

    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Which could mean they have even a shorter time with you. With typically a 4-6 month life span, the stronger healthier mercatoris mostly are not the ones mosty captured for sale.

    I want to start a mercatoris captive breeding program due to these facts. Will keep you in mind as it progresses. However, in the interim I have decided on a baby bimac. To many possitive for these wonderful creatures to not enjoy the company of one.

    How large of a tank do you plan on or currently have?
     
  5. joel_ang

    joel_ang Architeuthis Registered

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    What neptune said is right, When you get them they could be full grown aldults which is bad news. Unless you can get a male and a female and hope that they will mate. :)
     

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