Octopus Ornatus

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  1. KalihiBoy

    KalihiBoy Blue Ring Registered

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    I went snorkeling and i saw an Ornate Octopus(Octopus ornatus).
    Down here in Hawaii we call it the night squid,and it is very very agressive. It wont let you touch it unless you get bitten :roll:

    Can it be kept in a tank at home :heee: ?
     
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    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Do you mean a he'e pūloa, he'e mākoko?
     
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    Yes that is what i mean :)

    he'e puloa=octopus with long head
    he'e makoko=redish octopus :snorkel: :octopus:
     
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    Who is going to break up that fight. :bugout:

    I can not believe how vicious that second video got so quick. Both beautiful specimens. :|

    What size tank are you thing about KB? And what steel reinforcement? :sink:

    :P
     
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    Whats that 2nd octo in that video?(IT'S BIG)!!
    I wonder who won the fight :shock:
     
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    Octopus Cyanea

    It's a beauty eh?
     
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    Yep! Sure is :talker:

    But still is can i keep an ornate octopus at home?
     
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    Looks like a big octo, and therefor needs a big tank! If the Cyanea is any indication, use that as a size ref for tanks. How big do they get, do you know?
     
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    with arms spread out the cyanea is about 3ft and up to 4-5 pounds :shock:
    and the ornate with arms spread is about 2ft :heee: :octopus:
     
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    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Must have been wraslin' with a younger cyanea in that vid.

    I can advise or go against your ambition, just sounds like a lot of big equiptment. What are you planning on?
     
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    I am just doing my research on what i whant to keep in my aquarium :talker:
     
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    Understood! What I ment was planning on with the aquarium size?
     
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    Oh sorry............ :heee: :notworth:
    I am planing on a 55gal tank :)
     
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    I would not know their appetite. But, I don't believe your he'e pūloa, he'e mākoko will fit in that. Although slender, at two feet it will be able to make quite a mess, and have very little room. IMO -Sorry :(

    Perhaps someone may have more info on that species here.

    Have you researched a bimac?
     
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    Or you could get some of these!

    You could grow em and when they lay eggs you could send them to Nick and I! :heee:
     
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    :roflmao:

    thanks for leaving me out!
     
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    No i havent researched on a bimac, but the only reason i had researched on the ornatus and the cyanea is bcause we have alot down here were i live. :heee:

    and the euprymna sclopes (Hawaiian Bobtail Squid) i have never seen when i went diving or snorkeling, so i think those are rare :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: . :histio:
     
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    Neptune do you want E. scolopes too? :)

    Jai:

    Another way to get a cephalopod, and my favorite option, is to collect your own. Collecting a cephalopod can be both fun, educational and challenging. Before you head to the great outdoors, be sure to check the local fishing regulations for your area. A fishing licence is almost always needed and in some areas cephalopods can not be collected. Divers (especially those that dive at night), fishermen, and professors of invertebrate biology are likely to know if cephalopods are in your area. Some species are nocturnal and/or are active at dawn and dusk so you may have to be up in the wee hours to find them. Some species, like E. scolopes, can be collected in very shallow water while other species are easier to collect while snorkeling or diving. I typically use a dive net, the kind that has clear plastic sides around an aluminum frame and screening at the bottom. I also use a tickle stick. My partner's job is to keep a light on the critter and try not to drown herself by inhaling water while laughing at my efforts... Unfortunately, there aren't any 'true' cuttlefish (those with a cuttlebone) like Sepia spp. off of North America. There are some close relatives like E. scolopes and Rossia spp. though.

    From here.

    So try very shallow water.
    Would you seriously get some for us? :heee:
     
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    I will try very hard to get you guys some ,but remember i have never seen any in my life so there are no promises :cry: ok!
     

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