pacific brown octopus

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  1. debbie

    debbie Cuttlefish Registered

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    Hi could someone tell me temperature range needed for these. I do not have a scientific name. Thanks for your help.
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Pacific Brown is not enough to go on to have a clue to the species so the best we can do is make a suggestion for what typically is shipped under that name from the Pacific. Most of the Pacific octopuses are imported from the Philippines and will do well in temperatures between 76 and 80 degrees F. Often they are Abdopus aculeatus (or a member of the Abdopus complex) but we have also seen a number of animals in the Macropus or Callistoctopus group. Assuming it is imported from this area, the temp would be the same but foraging time of day/night will be different. A 45 gallon or larger display tank with sump is recommended.

    Here is a post that gives a little bit of info on each of our commonly seen species.
     
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    Hi here are some pics, not the greatest but maybe someone might have an idea what species it is. Was told its from the pacific( brown octopus). Thanks for your input
     

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    With the animal being that tiny, it is extremely hard to guess but we seem to be seeing a few of small, dwarf appearing animals this month ostensibly from the "the Pacific".

    Here is a link to one from a fellow mystery Pacific keeper that I believe looks similar and here is another.
    You may want to follow along with these two as the animals grow.
     

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