Octopus cyanea

Colin

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nope, and i'd have one if i did :smile:

just need to try asking local importers that import from hawaii
 

joel_ang

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You could try suppliers in south east asia though chances are they won't know the species, you could try getting a bandensis too but cuttles don't seem to be in season. Hawaii would be the better choice.
 

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I thought that they had a tentacle span of only 12 in from tentacle to tentacle, according to the marine aquarium problem solver. :?
 

Colin

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nope, miles out... thats probably the distance between it eyes :smile:

you are looking at close to 6 feet from tip to tip :smile:
 

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Colin said:
nope, miles out... thats probably the distance between it eyes :smile:

you are looking at close to 6 feet from tip to tip :smile:

*nods*

Yep, for having the pleasure of working on O. cyanea last year in Indonesia i can confirm that they grow really big :wink:. In my study of the local octo fishery, i (only) came across (by that i mean the octo was brought to me for statolith removal by a fisherman prior to being sold to a middleman) a 3.2kg octo. I've had access to the local middlemen books and it seems the record stands at about 6kg :shock: ... but it was caught two weeks before i arrived on site :evil: dang!

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