LFS in KY has Octo??

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  1. melam

    melam Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    I am interested in this octo, it is being listed there as a mediterranian octopus that is captive bred. It has a small mantle and crazy long arms. I was wondering if it could be the O. salutii based on the look and description (been reserching through a couple online places today) and if it could be that species, how they got one in KY, and also how did they get a captive bred one, AND if anyone thinks i could find out more about that species and how to keep them(tank req., temp, filtration req., etc.) that would help. thanks in advance!!
     
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    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    well, you aint gonna find much on the web for that crazy octopus.. and im not sure if i beleive the LFS's claims... but if thats the one they've got im sure id jump at it!!!

    any chance of pics?
     
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    melam Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Thanks Colin!! I was thinking that same thing

    I will be back home in TN the rest of the week, but I am totally skeptical of them having that type of octo as I have never even heard of that being kept in captivity let alone in aquarium, but I was looking at it (sorry, no pics) and it was so interesting and looked so much like Salutii from the things I have seen and read the past couple days. I should pounce, but I would need to get the setup before I get him as i can't put him in with Booger I am sure.

    His mantle is about the same size as Booger's (5 mo. old bimac) but he has arms that span probably a third of the tank!! He was almost crimson/purpleish colored and had pretty small eyes with virtually no webbing but a small bit by his mantle and it seems to have no cotrol over some of the latter portions of its arms (age, injured, arms just to dang long??). Could a Salutii be kept? and if so, where would I acquire one other than this store :goofysca: and how big a tank should it have?
     
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    My girlfriend went down and they said they have had it for a week and wouldn't say where it came from, but it is in an open 120 gal. tank with just a couple pieces of rock in it and live sand. She said it was pink today and scrunched (what a cute word) between the rock and the back glass with arms trailing along the bottom and it only moved slightly (bothered by the light I am certain, or nearing its end). They want $59.99 for it and didn't tell her how old it was. I am totally not getting it!!

    I am upset...But I am interested in checking out more info on this species and I haven't found a whole lot about its diet, husbandry, lifespan and other stuff that is very consistant from research. Has this species been studied anywhere that I could access the info? this seems to be a pretty interesting little octo, if it stays little that is...
     

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