Atlantic Pygmy Octopus
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  • Atlantic Pygmy Octopus

  • Octopus joubini

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  • Tank Size:
    Tempermant: Semi-aggressive
    Maximum Size: 4"
    Coloration: Tan, Brown, White
    Regions Found: Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean
    Reef Compatible: No
    Experience Level: Expert
    Guarantee: DOA Guarantee Only
    Water Conditions: 74-82° F, SG 1.020-1.027, PH 7.9-8.5
    Other Names: Pygmy Octopus, Small-Egg Caribbean Pygmy Octopus, Caribbean Pygmy Octopus
  • Description
  • The Atlantic Pygmy Octopus is a very unique and small octopus. Atlantic Pygmy Octopus have mostly white to light tan body with brown spots and markings.

    Atlantic Pygmy Octopi reach a maximum adult size of around 4 inches and need to be kept in specialized species aquariums. Atlantic Pygmy Octopi are semi-aggressive and will eat small inverts if given the chance. Due to needing a special tank and also eating small inverts, Atlantic Pygmy Octopi are a terrible choice for reef tanks. The Atlantic Pygmy Octopus is also a master of escape and will get through any hole that is can squeeze its small body through.

    Atlantic Pygmy Octopi also have a very short life span and are not a long lived species both in the wild and in aquariums. The Atlantic Pygmy Octopus is an incredibly hard to care for species and should only be attempted by the most expert of aquarists. Atlantic Pygmy Octopi should also only be cared for by those who have had experience keeping octopi as well.

    Atlantic Pygmy Octopi are carnivores and require a diet that is rich in meaty foods. Atlantic Pygmy Octopi will mostly eat small inverts and clams in the wild and will need to be offered the same in captivity. Atlantic Pygmy Octopi also need hiding places like rocks and larger shells to feel comfortable in your tank.

    If you have any questions about the Atlantic Pygmy Octopus and if it's the right octopi for your tank, please feel free to contact us at any time.

    If you have any questions please contact Eric Cohen TankStop owner and well respected industry veteran.

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