O. vulgaris Maximum Temperature

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  1. chalcosoma

    chalcosoma O. bimaculoides Registered

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    Hello everyone,

    Saw some O. vulgaris at a Korean restaurant and thought about getting one. Their tank has a chiller though, keeping the water quite frigid. Anyone know if they can adjust to tropical temperatures?

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  2. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    O. vulgaris, the common octopus is a group of speices inhabiting tropical to temperate waters. It's found throughout the world.

    I think most of the ones we see here in the US come from the Caribbean Sea but I don't know for sure. We usually have one or two Tonmo members keeping vulgaris and I don't believe any of them used a chiller.

    So I think the question is, where did these octopuses come from - cooler waters, or is the restaurant using a chiller when it doesn't need to?

    Nancy
     

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