Common Octopus
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  • Common Octopus

  • Octopus vulgaris

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    Last In Stock Prices:
    Small / Medium - $75
    Medium - $82
  • Tank Size: 200 Gallon
    Tempermant: Aggressive
    Maximum Size: 36"
    Coloration: Tan, Brown, Red
    Diet: Carnivore
    Regions Found: Mediterranean Sea, East Atlantic Ocean
    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: Caribbean Octopus
  • Description
  • The Common Octopus is a large and very unique octopus. Common Octopus are one of the most studied of all the octopus species as well. Common Octopus have a mostly tan body which can vary in color to reds and browns. Common Octopus have a long mantle and eight long arms with two rows of suckers on them.

    Common Octopus can reach a maximum adult size of around 36 inches including their arms and need to be kept in tanks that are at least 200 gallons. Common Octopus are aggressive inverts and will eat other fish and inverts they can find in your tank. This makes the Common Octopus a bad addition to reef tanks.

    Common Octopus should be kept in species only tanks that have no areas where they can escape out of. Common Octopus are escape artists and will find even the smallest hole to squeeze through. Common Octopus tend to do best in tanks that have caves for them to hide in and ambush prey from. Common Octopus are extremely hard to care for and should only be attempted by expert aquarists or those who have had experience with the species before.

    Common Octopus are carnivores and require a diet that is rich in meaty foods. In nature Common Octopus feed on foods like mollusks, crayfish and crabs. Being able to replicate these foods is key for a Common Octopus to thrive in your tank.

    Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions about the Common Octopus and if it's the right octopus for your tank.

    Tiny: Up to 1", Small: Over 1-1.5", Small / Medium: Over 1.5-2.5", Medium: Over 2.5-3.5", Medium / Large: Over 3.5-4.5", Large: Over 4.5-5.5", Extra Large: Over 5.5-6.5", Extra Extra Large: Over 6.5-7.5", Show Size: Over 7.5-9.5", Jumbo: Over 9.5"

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

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