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  1. GNT inc

    GNT inc Larval Mass Registered

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    Hi

    I have an Deltec Hqi Nano Aqaurium with an added 20"x12"x18" refugium.

    Is this big enough to keep an octopus in ? I have kept various other marine creatures and am looking for a new challenge and i think they are amazing inverts. I understand they have a short life span.

    What sp. would you recommend if so ?

    Great site

    Thank you
     
  2. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    Welcome to TONMO.

    Smallest tank we would recommend is 30 gallons for dwarf/pygmy octos, and that's so the octopus has room to roam about as well as water quality.
     
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    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    I don't know how big the actual tank is, but AM is right on for our recommendations. Also, we usually point out that the pygmy species tend to be shy, reclusive, nocturnal, and generally not so interactive. Often, the only way to see them "out and about" is using a red light (which they can't see) in darkness.

    As a result, we usually recommend that people wanting to have an octopus will find it easier and a lot more enjoyable to get a 55-75gal tank and get one of the larger, more interactive and day-active species. The larger volume of water also helps make the water quality more stable, which is something octos are relatively sensitive to.
     
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