I can find a lot of information on keeping a California Two-Spotted Octopus as a pet, but not much for the Reds.. can someone give me a general breakdown of the main differences? I'm just now doing my initial research into owning an octopus as a pet, maybe looking to purchase sometime in the next 1-3 years.FOR SALE:
- East Pacific Red Octopus (O. rubescens) (currently available: 2) - $215 each; includes shipping (US only).
- Two-spot octopus (O. bimaculoides) (currently available: 3) - $185 each; includes shipping (US only).
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