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What octo has the longest lifespan?

agoutihead

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What octo has the longest life span of all the ones kept in the hobby?

Other than the blue ring, which octo is the most impressive visually?
 
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The Giant Pacific Octopus is the longest lived octopus in captivity with records of them living 6 years, but they might be able to live longer. It's hard to say which octopus is the most impressive, everyone will have a different answer. Some of the most interesting ones aren't found in the pet trade.
 

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Captive life spans of octopus is heavily correlated to water temperature. Octopus bimaculoides can be kept for up to two years if conditions are correct and the water temperature is cool enough.

All octopus are impressive! :roflmao:

Greg
 

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of the ones commonly kept by TONMO folks, bimacs and briareus tend to last the longest. vulgaris can live for quite a while, too, but needs a larger tank than most people are inclined to have at home... also, a lot of short-lived dwarf species are sold as "baby vulgaris" so it's pretty common to get a dwarf that will den up and lay eggs less than a month after it's bought, even if you think you're buying a vulgaris.
 
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agoutihead;99844 said:
Other than the blue ring, which octo is the most impressive visually?

As stated, that's a matter of opinion. It seems to me that the day active species have a broader spectrum of colors, patterns, and textures... but that's just my take on the subject.
 
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The bigger the octopus is supposed to get full grown, the longer it will live. In home aquaria, you can prolong their life by cooling down the tank and by feeding infrequently (don't starve your octo though!). The giant pacific octopus is (I believe) the biggest of all octopuses so far discovered; they can live much longer than smaller octopuses.
 

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From what I've been able to find out, the octopuses in the arctic live the longest, so maybe it's water temperature. I've read that some of them may live as long as 7 years.

Nancy
 

agoutihead

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Animal Mother, blue rings are cool... but that one in your avatar is probably the coolest one I have seen so far!

What kind is it? Is it always blue like that?
 

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