Octopus Ornatus

KalihiBoy

Blue Ring
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#1
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: ?
 

neptune

Haliphron Atlanticus
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#5
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
 

neptune

Haliphron Atlanticus
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#9
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?
 

neptune

Haliphron Atlanticus
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#11
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?
 

neptune

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#15
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?
 

KalihiBoy

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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:
 

Burstsovenergy24

Larger Pacific Striped Octopus
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#19
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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