Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-17-2005, 07:25 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 301
going down to coast soon, can i bring anything back ???

I am going down to the coast soon, is there anything i will be able to bring back home to put into my saltwater aquarium (that will survive)?? i was thinking of perhaps a couple of starfish and maybe if i can get one a small octopus ?? will these survive in tank conditions and are they at all reccomended ??

Help needed to be appriciated !!

__________________

__________________
OceanMist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2005, 09:00 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Milwaukee, WI (any others?)
Posts: 148
I highly doubt an octopus will survive, they dont survive well in captivity, and if it inks while in transit theres no way it will survive.

Maybe shipping would be an option. I have thought this through for myself already. I planned on bagging packaging and shipping mere hours before I get on the plane to go home, then I'll just sit and wait for the package.
__________________

__________________
maxamillion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2005, 12:26 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 301
ok thanks
__________________
OceanMist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2005, 12:28 PM   #4
zacdl
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Octopus are expensive...

They sell little 1 1/2" ones on the net for like $50!!!!
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2005, 05:47 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: LUBB. TEXAS
Posts: 356
any rock that is on the beach maybe??? use for base rock
__________________
myty1705
Message to all aquariasts!!!!!
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Oscar Wilde
MYTY1705 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2005, 06:23 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: California
Posts: 39
A local LFS was selling a fair sized octopus that I would estimate to be approx. 5-6" across (the head/body part, not including tentacles) for about $70. Seems to me like a good deal since it wasn't one of those miniature tiny ones and would look awesome in a display species only tank. However, since they require so much attention, I'm not really interested, although maybe some day in the future when my savings account has more than $5 in it.
__________________
Saltz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2005, 06:26 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Milwaukee, WI (any others?)
Posts: 148
STAY AWAY FROM BLUE RING OCTOPI!

PLEASE! They are extreeeeeemly dangerous and if they sting you, you will likely die. It paralizes you within seconds. Stay away from them, they are really common in fish stores etc, they are cought regularly, even thought they are so dangerous.

Dont be stupid buy a safe smart, escapable one... one that will crawl out and eat your cat or something...
__________________
maxamillion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2005, 06:44 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 525
guys i think he or she is talking about catching them not buying
__________________
zilla870 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2005, 02:35 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 301
blue ring octopus' are like the most poisonous creatures on earth (i think)! - and octopus' cannot be that expencive - i was thinking of one of the ones they capture + kill for food (i mean they dont cost much) - i was thinking of asking to buy one before they kill it !?
__________________
OceanMist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2005, 10:20 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Maple Grove, MN
Posts: 122
someone told me octopus only live for a year. Im not sure if this is true but I know you have to have a dedicated tank for them and you have to seal up the tank other wise they will crawl out.
__________________

__________________
NewInTown is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello from the S. Carolina coast Wahoostank Member Introductions 1 08-09-2009 09:12 PM
how to bring PH down? Raker333 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 15 01-08-2006 05:21 PM
First to bring to my dorm. unknown_7 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 34 12-28-2005 08:00 PM
Bring down SG natman2 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 12-11-2005 07:02 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.