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Starry Night Octopus
Scientific Name: Callistoctopus luteus
Reef Compatibility: No
Minimum Tank Size: 120 gal
Max Size: 30 inches
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The Starry Night Octopus is also known as the Night Octopus, Smallspot Octopus, Starry Octopus. Unlike most other species of Octopus, they don't change color much, mostly reddish brown with white spots.
The Octopus can be surprisingly strong, so in the home aquarium, it is best to anchor the rocks, or even glue them together to keep the Octopus from toppling the rocks into the glass or onto itself. Cover all tank openings very well or it will try to escape. The Octopus is sensitive to high levels of nitrates and phosphates, as well as any copper-based medications. It its best to maintain the Atlantic Pygmy Octopus in a species only aquarium with some live rock to aid in water stability.
Always approach the Octopus slowly to avoid causing it to release its ink cloud in defense. In the aquarium, this release of ink will necessitate a large water change to avoid its death.
The Octopus can be fed small live feeder shrimp or freshwater ghost shrimp, small crabs or hermit crabs. Any live foods should be fed spirulina based dry foods, plankton, and cyclops to enhance their nutritional value.
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