alphaceph

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Bought two blue-ringed octopuses 2 days ago. I have 125 liter reef tank& Over-spec bubble magus curve A9 skimmer, live rock, BioGro bacteria supplement every week etc. Currently water quality is as follows: pH ~8,1, ammonia 0ppm, nitrite ~0,05-0,1 ppm (increased after introduction of octopuses), nitrate 5-10 ppm, salinity 1,025. Water temperature is 22,5 C(hope that it's not too high for these species, as I suppose they are more tropical ones).

Nitrite of 0,1 is a big concern for me, how long can they tolerate it ? Also, is pH 8,1 ok or its supposed to be 8,2 ?

As you can see on the video, one octopus crawled on the back of another, probably they try to breed(hope so)... After that one of them became always hidden in cave of live rock, another one is much more sociable, wandering in the tank during the day. I feed them with frozen shrimp, however recently I have bought severall camel shrimps and anemone crab for my babies :wink:

What do you think guys of my water specs ?
 

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tonmo

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Hi! I moved this thread to the Exotics forum, because (as I'm sure / hope you are aware), these octopuses are extremely dangerous - a bit can cause severe illness or death.

Where did you buy these from? How long have you been keeping octopuses? BRO journals are very rare here!
 

alphaceph

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Hi!) yes, I know about tetrodotoxin in its beak... actually I’ve bought diver gloves and feed them only with pincette.

I have bought them at local store, the owner made the delivery specially for me)
I had octopus marcopus for 3 months, until it escaped while tank was open(I was actually sitting on sofa and didn’t saw him crawling on the floor...) Now there is no holes at all to escape)
 
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