- Jul 13, 2008
Hi there I'm new to this and didn't even know people kept octopus as pets! I found that out when I went to boardroom aquatics where I live. So now I'm interested in owning one of these extremely amazing animals, I did my homework trying to decide what species is best for me to start with, I'm gonna try to avoid messing with small octopus because every animal I've owned I made it custom to breed, but I'm switching my field from lizards to cephalopods. So here is my call for help. At board room aquatics they just received 3 octopus today and never had them before, so there is no price tag. All they said was some guy brought them in and they're babys. I saw the container they were in and all I saw was 3 snail shells little bigger then a mystery snail shell and 1 little tentacle sticking out so i know these guys must be new-borns. I live in Fort Myers Florida so I did a quick search on what species I thought it was. The only thing that seemed close to this species is Octopus briareus or "Caribbean reef octopus" if they're really that species I hear they get from 40-60 cm and supposedly some have gotten to 100cm. If someone can answer this chatterbox id be happy thanks!