How do you breed octopie

Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by Mike Bauer, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Mike Bauer

    Mike Bauer Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Anyway, If you manage to order a male and female octopus and wanted to try and breed them what would be required. I don't have any or am I planning on ordering any soon. But I would just like to know the basics. Can a pair be kept in the same tank? Does the male after mating? Female after laying the eggs? Let say we are talking about a pair of bimacs. :read:
     
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    Mike Bauer Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Can you keep a male and female octopus in the same tank unit they mate and lay eggs?
     
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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Mercatoris is the only one that it has worked for in home aquariums.

    typically the male is kept in one tank, female in another, then they are allowed brief interaction to mate then they are separated again.

    D has a thread that has video of the whole process she went through with Tank and Cassy.
     
  4. Mike Bauer

    Mike Bauer Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Cool thanks!
     
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    esquid Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    the biggest problem with housing them together is if the tank is too small their crusts might get crushed ;)
     
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    Wait... I thought octopets used to breed bimacs. Or did they just hatch wild caught eggs?
     

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