M. pfefferi questions

Oktoputeao

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1- How can I difference it of M. tullbergi?

2- Their magnific coloration means it is a venomous animal like Hapalochlaena lunalata or fasciata?

3- Sice of this animal

4- Have some of you evr look after this specie in a tank?
 

monty

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Oktoputeao

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Why i'm not surprised to listen/reading this kind of things in a octopus forum? Boys, we are incredible freaks!!!!

But, anybody know the answer for some of my question about this marvelus genus? ( metasepiacalifragiliti..... pfeifer, like Michelle... yes is a very bad joke, you can call me now clown fish ( also sarcastic) )

Cheers
Carles:mrgreen:
 

Thales

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Oktoputeao said:
1- How can I difference it of M. tullbergi?
Not sure, from what I have heard it is very difficult.

2- Their magnific coloration means it is a venomous animal like Hapalochlaena lunalata or fasciata?
3- Sice of this animal
Males up to 1.5 inches, females up to 4 inches I believe.

4- Have some of you evr look after this specie in a tank?
I have, but I don't recommend them to anyone but very experienced ceph keepers who will try to breed them as their wild populations appear to be in fast decline.
 

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Octo Oakley has kept a M. pfefferi for a few months now I believe. Haven't heard anything recently from him regarding how its doing or if its still kicking. I believe he got a very young one (either hatched it out of an egg or got small juvenile). Try getting in touch with him, or maybe he'll see this thread and post on it.

Cheers!
 

OCTO OAKLEY

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Well I think righty pretty much knocked that out accept #2, so i will awnser that, I have no idea! Ha ha I have not yet been bit by airhead so I wouldnt know. But if ya have any questions feel free to ask I have had airhead for almost three months now and I have learned lots so I will try and help from what I know!
 

jc45

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Oktoputeao said:
1- How can I difference it of M. tullbergi?

2- Their magnific coloration means it is a venomous animal like Hapalochlaena lunalata or fasciata?

3- Sice of this animal

4- Have some of you evr look after this specie in a tank?
I think I've heard about these species.

Isn't the mantle size of M. tullbergi (7 cm?) smaller than M. pfefferi (8 cm?)? Also tullbergi is distributed around Japan to Hong Kong, while pfefferi is around Indonesia. O, and I've never had a M. pfefferi in a tank.
 
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that would be awesome to get a hold of a pair. that would be a species worth making availible if we could breed them in captivity.
 

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