Mimic Octopus
Mimic Octopus
Mimic Octopus
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Mimic Octopus

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The mimic octopus is a smaller octopus, growing to a total length of about  (2 ft), including arms, with a diameter approximately that of a pencil at their widest. Small horns protrude from each eye. The octopus' natural color is light brown/beige, but it usually takes on a more noticeable hue of striped white and brown to scare off predators by imitating poisonous species and vicious, territorial sea creatures. Its ability to change shape is the reason it was named the "mimic" octopus, which is its main defense besides camouflage. Needs a secure enclose aquarium. The Mimic Octopus can be fed small live feeder shrimp or freshwater ghost shrimp. Any live foods should be fed spirulina based dry foods, plankton, and cyclops to enhance their nutritional value.

Actual size: 4-5" Max Size: 24"

Care Level: Expert

Temperament: Peaceful 

Feeding: Carnivore

Minimum Tank Size: 30g

Reef Compatible: No

Scientific Name: Thaumoctopus mimicus

Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025

The Invert pictured here are representative only and the livestock you receive may vary in pattern, coloration, and shape.