Octopus – Assorted EXPERT ONLY

lg 26141 octopus
Latin name: (Octopus sp.)

Care Level

Expert Only






Preferred Conditions

Expert Only

Avg. Max Size

Minimum Tank Size

70 gallons



The Octopus is an exceptionally fascinating creature that can thrive in an aquarium when provided with the correct environment. It is essential to ensure that your aquarium is equipped with plenty of live rock and hiding places, as well as a large area in which the Octopus can move freely. Furthermore, dim actinic lighting is the ideal lighting for the Octopus’s aquarium. By creating the right environment, you can observe their unique behaviors in the comfort of your own home. Additionally, you can supplement the environment with regular feedings of fresh seafood to provide the Octopus with a healthy and well-rounded diet.

The Octopus is a complex creature that requires specific care and attention. To maximize its chances of success in a home aquarium, it is important to firmly secure the rocks and ensure that all openings are properly covered. Additionally, nitrates and copper-based medications should be avoided as these can be detrimental to the health of the Octopus. Lastly, it is important to remember that acclimation can be a difficult process, so patience is key to ensure the success of the Octopus in its new environment.

When handling an Octopus, always be careful not to cause it to release its ink cloud. This cloud of ink can be dangerous if released in an aquarium, and may necessitate a water change to avoid its death.

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