wut is better?

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  1. nini

    nini Wonderpus Registered

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    :welcome: can you choose wut gender your octo is when you order it?
    would a boy or girl be better?
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Not usually......it's alomost impossible to tell gender in juvenile octopus!

    J
     
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    nini Wonderpus Registered

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    o also, wut size filter should i get for a 55 gallon?
     
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    clownfish Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    usualy it will show it on the box what the filter is intended for
     
  5. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    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!

    greg
     
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    nomorenames Cuttlefish Registered

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    is there any way to tell what gender your octo is w/ out a microscope
     
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    octopus_octo Blue Ring Registered

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    Yes but it will probubly be moving to much
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    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!

    J
     
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    koolie
     

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