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Octopuses are highly intelligent, by far the most intelligent known invertebrates, and are able to learn how to distinguish the difference between colors and shapes. More impressive is that they can remember the shapes and colors and their meanings for up to two years. An octopus can also learn how to unscrew the lid of a jar with its arms, and the octopus called Einstein at the British Blue Reef Aquarium could open a tin within seconds with two arms, opening it even faster if it was filled with food.

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The Caribbean Octopus are brown with white spots when they are in a neutral mood. The body of the Octopus can change color to blend in with any background. For an Octopus to do best in an aquarium , it needs plenty of live rock and ample hiding places and a large area in which to move. 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. The ideal lighting for this aquarium is dim actinic lighting. (It prefers low lighting levels.) Cover all tank openings very well or it will escape. The Octopus is sensitive to water quality and will not tolerate copper-based medications. Very difficult to acclimate into a new environment, 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 shrimp and crab meat. It will also eat live feeder shrimp. Approximate Purchase Size: 2" to 5"
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**Advanced Aquarist Species: We guarantee that ALL aquariam species offered will arrive alive and in good condition. However, because of the increased level of care required for this particular species, it has been designated as "Advanced Aquarist Species," and we cannot guarantee it after arrival. 
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