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Octopus tank

Apr 26, 2020
Hi, I have had saltwater for around 5 year now and I was looking into buying a Pygmy octopus. I have a 30 gallon tank but the filtration is built in. Is this safe for an octopus and what are some other things I should get/ know Before I make my decision
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An all in one can be used for a dwarf species but you will need to make sure that you have some kind of blocking over the openings that allow water to and from the filtration. Most dwarfs are nocturnal so that dark space is an attraction. I have used (even in larger tanks) very course sponges and lighting to dissuade the octos from wanting to explore this area. Be sure anything you use to block the openings does not block the water flow and is easily cleaned.

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