Small tank octopus?

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  1. Cephkid

    Cephkid Sepia elegans Supporter

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    I know there's joubini and mercatoris, but is there any other type octo that can go in a 30g tank? (besides the blue-ring please. :lol: )

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  2. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    bocki and aculeatus are two but i have never seen young ones for sale.....
     
  3. cthulhu77

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    O. digeuti is sometimes offered for sale...we're lucky enough to be able to collect them locally, but they have really, really short life spans...but they do well in a 20 gallon tank, so a 30 would be fine.
     
  4. Cephkid

    Cephkid Sepia elegans Supporter

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    I've heard of a bimac in a 30. would this work?
     
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    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    most bimacs would outgrow a 30 in my opinion... i think they deserve more space :)
     
  6. Cephkid

    Cephkid Sepia elegans Supporter

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    Ok. Dang, need to get a bigger one- who knows how long that'll be. :roll: How big do O. briareus and O. bimaculatus get?
     
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    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    briareus - 12cm mantle and 60cm arms. similar to a bimaculoides

    bimaculatus is bigger than ...loides at 20cm mantle and 80cm arms
     
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    Cephkid Sepia elegans Supporter

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    so...briareus is out?
    Dang...no long lived ones. :lol: Well, there is always a Rossia pacifica...LOL :P
     

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