The day octopus is out most of the time.
I had one male and one female. The male dies two weeks after mating.
The female dies right after the eggs hatch. Approx. 62 days. They only have a life span of 1 year total.
My female smothered her eggs. So I moved my night octopus in with her since she was going to die any way.
They stop eating after they lay there eggs. The night octopus ate her.
The night octopus bites and has a poisonous bite.
I think I got lucky and my night octopus is a virgin. That should give it a life span of two years.
The day octopus is my favorite but the life is so short. The main diet is crabs, But mine would take whole shrimp and silver sides from my hand.
The night octopus will only eat other octopus and crabs. The night octopus spends most of its time buried under the sand.
The night octopus doesn't like going to the top of the tank but searching the whole bottom for food. The day octopus is always looking for a way out of the tank.
I have the top of the tank secure with acrylic locks. The plexyglass top has a lot of small holes drilled into it to allow for air circulation.
A 4in cylinder giant airstone at the bottom full blast to move water from the bottom of the tank to the top. A 540 gal
an hr canister filter.
I have a protein skimmer and the cup is locked in place.
I catch my own octopus or my friends bring me when I want.
A small octopus doesn't make it a baby. A head size of 2 in is a baby. Not worth the money that they are selling them at.
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