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reef octopus named octo
the only inhabantant of my 5 gallon nano
Posted December 22, 2004
Hehe....i think it should stay the only inhabitant or else it will chow down on any reef critter you try to introduce. Which would make it an octupus-only ocuptus named octo. hahah.
yeah and if you are planning on keeping him in there you have to make sure you have perfect water conditions, since they are very sensative.
hes doing fine
he likes to eat everything
and grabs on to my hand he likes to play weird games
hes been in there for about 7 months now
doing fine feed him pro pops and fresh shrimp
Is this for real? Haha. That's COOOOOL.
im suprised the tang/defenseless aquarium dwelling creature police havent jumped all over this
looks pretty cool, i thought i read somewhere that you can teach them tricks, they are supposed to be pretty smart
Smartest animal of the sea.
Awesome picture! Thanx for sharing it with NR.com
:smile: thats Awesome!!! I take it he will need at least a 100g when he's full-grown?? Or is he a mini pus? hehe
Posted January 10, 2005
Posted January 13, 2005
where did you get it???
It may not have a very long life span.. but while they are with you they are just a blast.
that is amazing, so what kind is it, and do you have anymore pictures?
Posted January 15, 2005
Well, I was just thinkin about those critters! I am in this Marine Bio class and I learned that when it grabs hold of you, it is actually tasting you since the taste centers are in their suction discs. Kind of a frendly octo handshake. Sounds gay but its true! Killer color. hopefully you have your tank secured. They can open latches also! Be careful. But of course you probably already knew that. Good luck
Posted January 16, 2005
LOL! sounds gay! hahahahaha that just made me laugh...
Posted January 18, 2005
This must be a very small octo to be in a 5 gal.nano.my local lfs had an octo for sale but you would have needed a 100 gal.tank to keep it in.They also kept it in a locked tuperware bowl inside a solid glass aquarium,suposed to be the greatest escape artist.That guy you have is very cool....
Posted January 19, 2005
That is awsome!!!! My wife is always asking if we can get an octopus for our 12g... but I thought they get too big??? Wont they?? I hope she doesnt walk by when im looking at this post or im on my way to LFS to look for one LOL Great pic.. great creature. Good luck with it!!!!
Posted February 18, 2005
I ve seen them 4 sale at my lfs 38$
Posted June 30, 2005
Looks Yummy....... I would love to have my own calimari farm.... Keep us posted on how he is doing in that tank.
I am jealous........
Posted July 2, 2005
I had one for close to a year it was the coolest creature ever. They love crabs you can get them cheap at your local bait shop it is pretty impressive to watch. Have water handy incase it ever inks in the tank you should do an 80% water change or there is a big chance it will die. My favorite is how they change color with attitude. Enjoy
Posted September 2, 2005
I had one a long time ago in a 20 gallon nano, I kept it inside a small enclosed 5 gallon inside that so it couldn't escape. It inked, not sure that's why it died, but 5 min later I was scooping it out of the tank
Posted September 6, 2005
You might check www.octopets.com
Posted October 9, 2005
that should be fine in the tank you have as long as your rocks dont have holes in the rock where they will crawl inside and get stuck!!! especially when you cant find the octopus and your flipping rockes around can trap him trust me i have kept dozens of these guys over the years (Blue Rings)..
octopuses have a short life span you might only have 7 more months
you ca keep some damsels in there. the octopus wont mess with them. small tanks are better because you will always have crab shells littered all over your sand bed
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