1. M

    We're having babies, Brown Pacific Octopus babies

    Hey Guys, I have this posted on reef2reef as well, but I was made aware of this forum and suggested I post here also. About a month ago my wife and I got a Brown Pacific Octopus. We had done our research and had a tank setup waiting until we found one. We have had it for about a month now...
  2. nickdavis

    [Octopus Eggs]: O. mercatoris eggs

    Hello! I am so excited to share my first post on here after lurking around for a bit of time. I currently have two octopuses an O. mercatoris and what I believe may be a species apart of the Abdopus genus. I want to focus this post on my O. mercatoris as a few weeks she had produced eggs and I...
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    Bigeye octopus ("Octopus californicus") guarding her unfertilized eggs
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    Bigeye octopus ("Octopus californicus") mama with unfertilized eggs
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    Bigeye octopus ("Octopus californicus") mama with unfertilized eggs
  6. qiazopus

    Creating an octopus den with PVC pipe?

    Hello all! I have two research projects where I'd be sampling octopuses at sea (and then release them) as well as to keep mothers in the pots and transfer them to the aquaculture facility to study them. For these to happen, that means I'd need to create my own octopus pots, or a den for them...
  7. R

    Help needed with my Sepia Bandensis Dwarf Cuttlefish eggs

    Cuttlefish have been something I’ve always been fascinated with & have wanted for as long as I can remember. Over the years, I’ve tried to do as much research on them as possible. I’m mainly interested in Flamboyant (Metasepia pfefferi) & Dwarf (Sepia bandensis) but unfortunately there is still...
  8. V

    Looking for octopus prehatchlings and hatchlings for research purpose, any pointers to suppliers in Europe

    Hello All I need some juvenile octopuses for a scientific investigation in which we need to stain them for internal organs. I had hoped that MBL could help out, but they are shut because of COVID and have been telling me that they would prefer if I found a more local supplier. I am based in...
  9. KD5054

    Cuttlefish Raising- Looking for advice

    Hello all, I am currently working on trying to start up a cuttlefish breeding program for a small public aquarium in my hometown. I am quite familiar with cephalopods and cuttlefish but the raising new generations is a new hands on experience for me. I am excited none the less. Currently my...
  10. Bigeye octopus eggs closeup.jpg

    Bigeye octopus eggs closeup.jpg

    Closeups of newly laid eggs by the deep-sea bigeye octopus, "Octopus californicus"
  11. D

    tank size for hatchlings?

    Hello! I'm working with Octopus bimaculoides and looking at trying to rear some fertilized eggs. I would like to raise them in different tanks than the adults are housed in for logistical reasons (mostly to prevent them from going into the filtration system, but also to better track their...
  12. P

    Female bimac already laying eggs??

    I have not been able to keep up my journal bc of some unexpected surgeries in past couple months but back now. Got this guy in October and was doing great up until about 3 weeks ago it started staying in this skull and not eating. I have been successful feeding him/her live crabs a couple times...
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    H lunulata embryo response to

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    H lunulata hatching

    Blue-ringed octopus paralarva hatching.
  15. Cephalotodd

    My octopus laid eggs... and they just hatched! What do I do?!

    Hi All - I have a warm water indo-pacific octopus (that's all the LFS was able to tell me about species). About a week after I got it it disappeared into the back of the tank where it laid eggs. From everything I read, I was pretty bummed as I figured it was just going to wither away and die...
  16. OctoSF

    Indonesian Dwarf

    Just wanted to get a quick post up to get some advice. They hatched yesterday afternoon. I will add more when I have time.
  17. First records of egg masses of Nototodarus gouldi (McCoy, 1888)

    First records of egg masses of Nototodarus gouldi (McCoy, 1888)

    (Mollusca: Cephalopoda: Ommastrephidae) with comments on egg-mass susceptibility to damage by fisheries trawl New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 2004, Vol. 31: 161–166 0301–4223/04/3102–0161 © The Royal Society of New Zealand 2004 Z03030; Online publication date 12 May 2004 Received 24 July 2003...
  18. BeakoftheDeep

    Success: raising Sepia bandensis from the egg!

    Hi everyone! This is my first post, but I've been keeping juvenile Sepia bandensis (dwarf cuttlefish) for nearly 6 months now. I've finally found time to post about what I've learned in keeping them, and hopefully it will help others who are looking at cuttlefish care! I'm working on research...
  19. H

    Looking for snails for some Octo babies

    Hey! I’m relatively new to cephalopod care but currently, have an octopus who laid eggs. She has been sitting on them for about a month and I finally saw an eye spot today. So, I have found a source for amphipods and copepods online but am looking for some snails. I have a friend who...
  20. H

    Hi Guys - Flamboyant cuttlefish owner

    Hi all, Been a member of UR for a long time, now have a big reef and a cuttle tank. 3 adult flamboyants with now over 50 eggs and 1 hatchling. Joined the forum to ask for any advice on rearing babies and to see if anyone wanted some babies (i cannot keep 50 no matter how much i want to spend...