Our oceans are full of amazing and beautiful creatures. Most of the time we are fooled by beauty and the possible dangers it might bring. One example of this great danger comes in a small and amazing creature, scientifically known as Hapalochlaena.
Most commonly referred and known as the Blue Ringed Octopus this Indio-Pacific can be found in shallow and sandy areas along reefs across the Australia. With no skeleton and being highly flexible, this makes the blue-ringed octopus a fearsome predator.
Feeding on primarily on crabs and mollusk the blue-ringed octopus loves to ambush its pray with its eight a
rms and using its beak like beak breaks and bites a hole its victims shell injecting a toxic and lethal venom via its saliva. A bit form one of these creatures is and can completely paralyze and kill an adult human in a matter of minutes. As there is no known antidote, it is highly recommended that only experience aquarium enthusiasts try to own and maintain an octopus tank housing any deadly and venomous creature.
However when agitated, the blue-ringed octopus brightens up its 50 to 60 blue colored ring patches pulsating them with distinct beige and brown colors as a sign or warning.
Owning a blue ringed octopus can be quiet fascinating and somewhat “cool”. It’s an amazing creature that leaves you to wonder in possible life outside of earth. If you have the urge to go out and obtain one from your local fish store, please be careful and prepare and acclimate your water conditions to suit the needs of any octopus as maintaining an octopus is quiet a challenge and can get very expensive very quickly.