Best Nocturnal Octo?

raleighbags

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due to my income, I am looking at getting a pygmy octo. My schedule and sleeping habbits allow me to work well with a nocturnal octo. Given the fact that a strictly nocturnal octo is no problem, is there an active, colorful, inteligent pygmy octopus? If not, what is the closest to those specifications?
 
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Only pygmy you're going to find in the USA most likely will be O. mercatoris but they aren't typically all that active/interactive. Some other members have had good experiences keeping multiples in tanks together though so that is a plus, and they can also be raised from eggs so it is possible to sustain generation after generation until inbreeding becomes an issue. I don't know where to find any currently. If you stick around long enough you might be able to pick up some captive-bred O. chierchia babies.
 
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