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DWhatley

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A 30 is fine for a dwarf species. The divider, possibly not. Some dwarfs do well together. We have success with O. mercatoris (Caribbean) that have been living in close proximity or are siblings. The lesser Pacific Octopus , also a dwarf (O. chierchiae -- very rare) is known to live similarly. However, trying this may cost you one or both of them if they turn out to be aggressive or cannibalistic. If you use a divider, I would recommend using something opaque with holes no larger than their eyes (the beak is the actual restriction but beak and eye size are roughly the same). If they can detect each other and are mixed sexes, aggressive or cannibalistic problems with ensue. It might be better to use a clear divider and put live food on the other side.
 

Mel Cheal

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Where were you when I was looking for a husband??? I had to go and marry a musician... probably best, didn't want to share my cephs with anyone...

You should volunteer at the aquarium, you might find some friends...
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Thats a good idea! I would absolutely love to volunteer at the aquarium.. I'll have to look into that!
 

Mel Cheal

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Guys!! Just ordered two octopuses from saltwaterfish. I scheduled delivery for next wednesday. I'm both excited and nervous to see what species I end up with :roll:.

Mel
 

Mel Cheal

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For sure! I ordered some blue leg hermit crabs as well so hopefully they will take those. I'm also going to head to the local asian market sometime this week to look for more options.
Also, side note, they will both be having their own 60 gallon tank, and I guess the third tank will be dedicated for food for now. Being very small octos, my only hope is that they don't disappear never to be seen again!

Mel
 

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They may very well disappear for a while. Placing small morsels of food in the same spot will entice them to that spot looking for food. Soon, they will be there to meet you to get fed. If you have to resort to live foods such as hermit crabs, you should be able to convert them to thawed foods like Silver Sides without too much trouble.

Glad you found us. Welcome to the site.
 

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