need to know everything about keeping and octopus

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  1. sharp_occie

    sharp_occie Larval Mass Registered

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    hey guys, i have been looking around tonmo for about a day now and i really want an octopus :mrgreen: (probably get if from octopets). i dont know anything about them but am willing to put in the time and of course the $. i would like to know everything that i need to start up an occie tank just the basics though. thank you in advance.
    -sharp
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    :welcome: Read up on our Ceph Care Forum and you should find any and everything you need to know!!! Questions are always welcomed!!!!

    Carol
     
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    sharp_occie Larval Mass Registered

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    i was just lookin on nano-reef.com to talk about my nano reef and i saw a picture of an octopus in a 5 gallon nano. the man who owned it said it was a reef octopus and it had been in there for 2 years. is there such thing or is this person doing something very wrong?
     
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    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    got a link?

    dwarf octos normally only live for 6 months not 2 years and a 5 gal would be far to small for anything bigger... i'd argue it was too small for a dwarf too ;)
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Recently someone who had kept dwarf octos suggested a 30 gallon tank for them - 5 gallons seems far too small.

    As for info, be sure you look at articles on the Ceph Care page - click on the Ceph Care button above. You might start with the Equipment List and the Checklist.

    Nancy
     
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