X1 (One) Common Octopus Med Package - Brown Pacific - Octopus sp.


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X1 (One) Common Octopus Med Package - Brown Pacific - Octopus sp.

Care Level : Moderate
Temperament : Semi-Aggresive
Diet : Carnivore
Origin : Pacific
Minimum Tank Size : 50 gallon
Acclimation Time : 2+ hours
Reef Safe : No
Coral Safe : Yes
Invertebrate Safe : No
Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 4"

The Octopus will do best in an aquarium if provided with plenty of live rock and ample hiding places and a large area in which to move. It prefers an aquarium with caves and medium to coarse substrate with low lighting levels. The ideal lighting for this aquarium is dim actinic lighting.

The Octopus can be surprisingly strong, so in the home aquarium, it is best to anchor the rocks, or even glue them together to keep the Octopus from toppling the rocks into the glass or onto itself. Cover all tank openings very well or it will try to escape. The Octopus is sensitive to high levels of nitrates and phosphates, as well as any copper-based medications. It its best to maintain the Atlantic Pygmy Octopus in a species only aquarium with some live rock to aid in water stability.

Always approach the Octopus slowly to avoid causing it to release its ink cloud in defense. In the aquarium, this release of ink will necessitate a large water change to avoid its death.

The Octopus can be fed small live feeder shrimp or freshwater ghost shrimp. Any live foods should be fed spirulina based dry foods, plankton, and cyclops to enhance their nutritional value.

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  • Salt water or fresh?

    Hello,  These are saltwater fish

  • do you ship to pakistan

    Hello,   Thank you for contacting YFS.    We apologize, but unfortunately, at the moment, we do not have a solid overnight shipping option from our area to yours.  It usually takes 2-3 day for a package to arrive.    We would hate to ship out a package and the livestock dies because it been in the box for 2-3 days.    We apologize again, but we can not ship to your area.  

  • You answered another question saying your octopuses are 1-2 years old, however they don't usually live past 2 years at most. Usually 12 months in the home aquarium.

    Hello,  We apologize.   We try to get them as small as possible.  We do have some that is approx a year old in large sizes around 8-10" in diameter and others that are about the size of a quarter that is probably a few months old.  It's really hard to judge the age on these octopuses.  We apologize for the misinformation. 

  • How big does this octopus get?

    Hello Thank you for contacting YFS,  They will get roughly 5-6" full grown. 

  • How old and approximately what size are the octopus that you have in stock at the moment

    Hellow,  The common octopus we have instock are approx the size of a 50 cent piece. 

  • What temperature should water be? Are they salt water or fresh water? Can you buy in pairs of male and female? Thank you kindly

    Hello,  They come from tropical waters and we would recommend a tank temperature of 78°F

  • How long do they live after arriving at destination

    Hello,  Giving the right tank conditions.  They generally live a life of 3 to 5 years. 

  • Is the gender of the animals determined? I would like a male and female.

    Hello,  We usually do not sex the octopus in this package.  It would be a random sex from what we have instock. 

  • How old are your common Octopuses when shipped?

    Hello,  The octopuses we have instock are approx a 1-2 half years old.