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EGGS!!! (+ sweet pics)

Roctopus

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I went to Clearwater earlier this week and collected about 15 mithrax crabs and five small conchs for Tako and a bunch of snails for the tank. Tako hasn't been out much lately, just working on a deep den, more elaborate than her last. So I lift the top rock and what do I find?

EGGS!!! :baby: :baby: :baby: I'd guess about 200-300!

From my previous thread I learned that she is a species of abdopus, or the horridus species complex (pages 238-240 of Ceph World Guide). It says young of the first two species hatch into plankton. Will that be the fate of mine, too? Anything I can do to keep these guys from turning into skimmate?

P.S. Mucktopus, either you're psychic or you really know your octopi!!!
 

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Roctopus

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A few more.
 

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corw314

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Awesome pics! Congrats! The planktonic babies are next to impossable to raise. Is she native to Florida? Best of luck!

Carol
 
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Hmm, why are they impossible to raise? They sound almost like trying to raise hippocampus reidi seahorses, which need to be in a kreisel for about the first month until they learn to hitch.
 

aximbigfan

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congrats on the eggs roctopus! is really too bad about Tako. is she still accepting food?



chris
 

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