Octopus mimus Gould, 1852 is an important benthic resource in the Peruvian artisanal fishery and is always in demand on the international market. Bibliographic antecedents about the culture 01 this species for Southeastern Pacific are few. The present study was made in the Center of Aquaculture "La Arena", Casma, Peru. The experiments were carried out in fiber glass tanks and long-line in the sea. Feeding was made with fish, crustaceans and mollusk and also was tested with wet pellets ("piensos humedos"), the last one being accepted after an starvation periodo For copulation the biggest specimens were chosen (1,5 kg). Differences were observed in growth for those reared in the pools (185 and 369 g/month), the growth rate was greater than that of those in the lines of culture (120,6 g/month). The maximum paralarvae survival was 17 days to temperatures of 21 to 22 °C; they were fed with nauplios of brine shrimp.