View Full Version : wanting to got an octopus

11/22/2015, 09:36 PM
I have been in the hobby for more than twenty years. I got a small 40 gallon tank today and have always wanted to get a octopus.what are your thoughts on a two spot or any other for a tank of this size.thank everyone in advance for all you help.

12/24/2015, 02:58 PM
just make sure you have a tight lid. They are escape artists and will get through any tiny opening

12/28/2015, 02:52 PM
we accidentally caught one last night while lobster fishing..

so far it seems like they are very hardy.. tolerate some nitrate.. no copper.
they feed on clams, shrimps, crabs and snails..
you need to design the tank to be escape proof.
heavy skimming is required.
they live a short life of 1-2 years.
you can have pencil urchins and some sea stars.. no other tank mates

a 40gal is probably ok for a baby.. the one I caught is pretty big. mantle is about a large fist. It's pretty messy for a 100gal..