Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by nini, Jun 26, 2005.
can you choose wut gender your octo is when you order it?
would a boy or girl be better?
Not usually......it's alomost impossible to tell gender in juvenile octopus!
o also, wut size filter should i get for a 55 gallon?
usualy it will show it on the box what the filter is intended for
You really should read the check list for keeping octopus...it is under "ceph care". It will really help you out with your decision making!
is there any way to tell what gender your octo is w/ out a microscope
Yes but it will probubly be moving to much
Not with a microscope unless you bop it on the head and dissect it!
As it gets older the male will develop a modified arm (the hectocotylus) often the third right, which may take the form of a scoop or club shaped end (some species develop grossly enlarged suckers) This in a mature or even maturing animal is visibe to the naked eye!
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