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Old 06-14-2012, 06:10 PM   #21
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:11 PM   #22
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This tank will be more scary then it is fun

Why would an lfs sell you a fish like this?? Do you need to sign a contract of some sort?
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:20 PM   #23
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Hey guys I want a new cat, maybe a pet tiger?


Basically the same thing, octopi (sp?) in general are extremely difficult and expensive to keep. So not only do you want the most difficult type creature, you're picking a very deadly species.

Yea it sounds cool, you can brag to your friends what a bad animal you have, but just because you can buy it doesn't mean you should.

I am in no way an expert at fish keeping but all of my research as led me to find its not worth the risk for a creature with a 6 month life expectancy.
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I was offered octopus at a restaurant once. They told me it was spicy. I now know why it was spicy, it was a blue ring octopus.






I totally made this up, anyhow, don't get it. Order national geographic and have it on your tv. Safety first!
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Only reason i say dont get one is a.) the OP is not informed on how to keep one and keep it alive. Also the fact that it is deadly makes it not so much a great octo if your just learning about them. Just my opinion. Spells for disaster, someone would die, either you or the octopus.....
+1 to this.

I don't think anyone would encourage some who is interested in keeping snakes to start with a gaboon viper. It's just a recipe for disaster.
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+1 to this.

I don't think anyone would encourage some who is interested in keeping snakes to start with a gaboon viper. It's just a recipe for disaster.
Funny you should mention this ( gaboon viper ) ,...I'had raised herpes for many years and the one and only snake I ever really wanted was a gaboon viper,....luckily ,..sanity prevailed one day before I pulled the trigger on one,...I'm alive to this day to tell my tale..... Still my favorite snake though,
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Only reason i say dont get one is a.) the OP is not informed on how to keep one and keep it alive. Also the fact that it is deadly makes it not so much a great octo if your just learning about them. Just my opinion. Spells for disaster, someone would die, either you or the octopus.....
So properly setting up the tank and getting the hang of keeping a less dangerous octopus successfully is the better way to go a out doing this.
When I worked at a saltwater shop we got in a couple of them as special orders. They needed to be kept in framed net cages inside the store tanks both customers damaged them when their tentacles got caught in powerheads even though they were warned to fasten sponges to the intakes. They were both very experienced reef keepers. One did survive for about a year after the guy decided to go all out on preparation (after the injured octo lost a tentacle).
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My sister and I used to watch these guys from a distance growing up near Sydney NSW. They'd be in the rock pools and if you were quiet enough for long enough you'd get to see them come out of hiding and explore around the pools. They were fascinating.

At the very least start with something easier, so you don't kill the poor little creature?
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I'd suggest starting with an easier octopus first. I don't even have a clue what a simpler one would even be to be honest. The one thing I have learned from this hobby is to work your way up the difficulty level slowly. The blue ring is a really cool octopus, but it has to be expensive. If it was me and I got one I would be really upset if I found it dried up dead on my carpet when I woke up in the morning. If this is what you want your end goal to be, start with an easier and cheaper octo first and see how things go. Once time goes by, maybe it would be a possibility. Just keep researching and working towards your goal. Even if I personally think it is a tad crazy, it is technically doable.
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