What about an Octopus cyanea

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  1. KalihiBoy

    KalihiBoy Blue Ring Registered

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    Anyone got more info on an Octopus cyanea i also plan on keeping :heee:
     
  2. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Octopus cyanea is a fairly large, day active octopus (that's why it's also called the Day Octopus) - body to 16 cm and arms of 80 cm - You'd need a big tank, maybe a 90 or 100 gallon.

    Very common on coral reefs in the ropical Indian and Pacific Oeans - it excavates lairs within coral reef and rubble.

    It eats crabs, other crustaceans and fish.

    Can produce large clouds of dark brown ink.

    Has a courtship ritual where the male holds up its third right arm and waves it at the female.

    Eggs are small and hatch into planktonic juveniles.

    (This is a brief summary of information from Mark Norman's Cephalopods, A World Guide)

    Nancy
     
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    90-100 WOW thats pretty big :shock:
    :bugout: :bugout: :bugout:

    The ones i seen a'int that big...........WOW 100 gal :shock:
     
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    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    ..and I'd say that was MINIMUM!!!!!

    very big powerfull octo!
     
  5. joel_ang

    joel_ang Architeuthis Registered

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    Ever watched " The Octopus Show" on National Geographic, Its subjects are all supposed to be Cyanea.
     
  6. KalihiBoy

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    Is that show on everyday?
    Or is it a special presintation?
     
  7. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Click on the video link for a short clip.
     
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    joel_ang Architeuthis Registered

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    Sda to say, its a National Geographic Special. Go to their website if you wanna search when it next shows. You could also try looking for othe ceph shows.
     

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