temperature range for an indonesian octo

Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by dragonfish, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. dragonfish

    dragonfish GPO Registered

    Jan 19, 2004
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    Hi everyone,

    I was just wondering the following.

    I know an octo lives shorter when you keep it warm. but would it harm them to keep them cooler?

    My tank doesn't have any heating. in summer temp is 23-25°C but in winter the room and thus the aquarium cool down to 20-21°C

    should I install a heater? or will the octo do just fine? it's an animal caught in indonesia
  2. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

    Mar 15, 2003
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    I don't know if temp fluctuations would harm the octo too much, but indonesia, in general, has a fairly permanent water temp...being close to the equator and all...I would install a heater to keep the temp the same as where he has been doing well...
    "if it isn't broken, don't fix it"

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