If you’re in the market for a very unique marine creature for home aquaria, an octopus could be a great option. While they certainly have drawbacks, if you’re willing to accommodate their special needs, it allows you the right to observe these fascinating, eight-armed, covert cephalopods in your tank.
For the following reasons, I deem octopuses true underwater ninjas:
1. High Intelligence
These aren’t your run-of-the-mill aquarium inhabitant. Octopuses are very smart; in fact, it’s speculated they’re more intelligent than any other invertebrate.
2. Superior Camouflage
Their ability to hide in plain view and mimic their surroundings is uncanny.
3. Escape Ability
Octopuses are known as escape artists, and it’s a rightly deserved designation.
As with their land-based counterpart, it’s always good to have a backup plan when you’ve been spotted.
Octopuses are capable of moving about in and out of water, helping them bridge the gap between bodies of water (and their soon-to-be victims).
6. Surprise Attack!
You just never know, do you? Cue the dramatic music.
Have you ever kept one of these underwater ninjas? We’d love to hear about your experience! Tell us more in the comments below.