ZOO OCTO

scottwcs

Larval Mass
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#1
WHAT WOULD BE A GOOD DIURNAL LARGE OCTO FOR A 500 GALLON TANK. LOOKING FOR A HARDY SPECIES OR ANY THAT CAN BE KEPT TOGETHER EVEN THOUGH I HAVE A FEELING THATS NOT AN OPTION. OPEN TO ANY SUGGESTIONS
 

Colin

Colossal Squid
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#2
Octopus cyanea without a doubt is what I'd get! Keep singly!

other than that perhaps a 500 gal tank would be okay for 3 or 4 Eledone or Octopus bimaculoides, they can co-habit but only in big tanks.
 

joel_ang

Architeuthis
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#3
:welcome: to TONMO.coom Scottwcs.

You've got a really big tank there, I wonder how you're gonna find those little bimacs in such a big tank. But If you're looking to keep only 1, then like what Colin said, O.cyanea would be best.

You'll probably know this but you can get captive bred O.bimaculoides from www.fishsupply.com :)
 

Colin

Colossal Squid
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#5
Nope, they are a small egg species therfore the paralarvae are very difficult to rear, not impossible just not viable as a captive breeding project yet.
 

Colin

Colossal Squid
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#8
12 - 18 is considered good for an octo...

your alternative is a coldwter species that may live as long as 5 years.. GPO, bathypolypus, eledone etc
 

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