O.jobini

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  1. triggerhappytuna

    triggerhappytuna Blue Ring Registered

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    i figured out what type of pygmy i want! :grin: its an atlantic breed called the O.jubini, know anyone know a place i can one? :confused:
     
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    triggerhappytuna Blue Ring Registered

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    also it would help if someone knew about them
     
  3. triggerhappytuna

    triggerhappytuna Blue Ring Registered

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    im on long island (east coast and o.j's are atlantic species so where do you think they are sold?as in a website
     
  4. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    What you are looking for is Octopus joubini. There seem to be fewer species of octopus being sold in the US this year than in previous years. Perhaps the availability of tank-bred bimacs has made some local fish stores reluctant to carry other species. I don't know where you could find this species right now.

    Everyone: we have a lot of requests for pygmy octos such as O. joubini. Also larger octos such as O. vulgaris. Please let us know if you see these for sale.

    Nancy
     
  5. H. lunulata

    H. lunulata O. bimaculoides Registered

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    nancy www.tampabaysaltwater.com will custom catch both O.joubini and O.vulgaris for you they also have excellent live rock too
     
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    rcl O. vulgaris Registered

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    My o. joubini babies have been hatching over the past few days, if these make it then I may be able to help some of you! Wishful thinking on my part, perhaps :)
     
  7. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes, TBSaltwater has two species of octopus on its order form - but one person called them this week, and they hadn't had a vulgaris for a long time. The site that says they will catch them for you hasn't been updated in a while.

    And yes, everyone agrees they have wonderful live rock! But not cheap!

    I'll try to find out what's going on.

    Nancy
     
  8. H. lunulata

    H. lunulata O. bimaculoides Registered

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    ok thanks nancy
     
  9. triggerhappytuna

    triggerhappytuna Blue Ring Registered

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    how much does an o.joubini, or o.j. eggs cost?
     
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    H. lunulata O. bimaculoides Registered

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    i think they are in the 30-40$ range on the adults not sure on the eggs though they are EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO RAISE
     
  11. Neogonodactylus

    Neogonodactylus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    O. mercatoris

    Tampa Bay usually has Octopus mercatoris, not O. joubini. Actually that is good because O. mercatoris is a big egg species while O. joubini is a small egg species. That means that O. mercatoris does not have a planktonic stage and there is some hope or rearing hatchlings. Almost all references to Florida O. joubini are in fact O. mercatoris. March is when the most females are brooding, so it is a good time to get them if you want eggs and hatchlings although the adults will not be long for this world.

    I currently have some O. mercatoris hatchings and they are doing well. During the day I never see them, but around dusk I had adult brine and amphipods to their tank. When I check later in the evening, the juveniles are up on the glass and I occasionally catch one feeding. They are cannibalistic, so don't expect to rear more than a few per tank.
     
  12. triggerhappytuna

    triggerhappytuna Blue Ring Registered

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    how big do O.mercatoris' get?
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Neogonodactylus! Did I say welcome?

    Do you have any pics of your babies??? Or did I miss it in another thread?

    Carol
     
  14. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    I've noticed that the hitchhiker octopuses from TBS have all been mercatoris, at least the ones that I've seen identified. Have there been any reports of other octo species as TBS hitchhikers?

    Neogondactlus, what are you feeding your mercatoris hatchlings?

    Nancy
     

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