Baby GPO

Nancy

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Since you octo keepers haven't been posting many photos recently, I'll share a pic of a baby GPO from the NRCC. I visited there again at the beginning of the month. (It's not totally confirmed that they're baby GPO's - will have to wait until they get a little larger. There are 4 of them.) Thanks to Jonathan for letting me this and other photos.

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Oh, forgot to tell you how big they are - mantle about the size of a large egg, I'd say.

They came from British Columbia and are about 3 months old in the photo. They've been at the NRCC for some time. They live in PVC pipes!

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Lets hope they manage to rear them and breed them :smile:
 

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wow, its great to see that other species are being kept and studied in captivity. I wasn't aware the NRCC had gpo's at all. I'll have to visit the site more often!

There is so little information about specific species of octopus and cuttlefish! Good to see we are getting somewhere!
 

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ps.

im no expert at all but had a look at some gpo's on the net and it does look good! right eyes, webbing, and reddy colour! I also read they get to 70 kg

are they going to have to be released? or can they support something that large? what kind of arm span do they get?

great picture!
 

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The NRCC has tanks big enough to keep and hopefully breed these guys... a span of something like 8 to 10 feet isnt too much to bet on :wink:
 

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