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Old 06-13-2012, 11:52 PM   #1
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i want a blue ring octopus!

my LFS just special ordered one for a customer and it looks freaking amazing !!!!
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:12 AM   #2
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Wow, no offense, but your crazy!! He hits you once, you could die!!!
They're beautiful, but...man. What if it managed to get out of the tank, which octopii do frequently, and you stepped on it in the middle of the night! Sounds crazy, but stranger things have happened.
Not worth it, IMO
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:20 AM   #3
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Wow, no offense, but your crazy!! He hits you once, you could die!!!
They're beautiful, but...man. What if it managed to get out of the tank, which octopii do frequently, and you stepped on it in the middle of the night! Sounds crazy, but stranger things have happened.
Not worth it, IMO
haha I know that's y I want it !!!!!
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O.o that's one of the worlds most venemous marine animals...
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haha I know that's y I want it !!!!!
So it can hit you or the beauty?
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Not to mention that captive octopus will live no more than a few months. And that's if you're lucky
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:12 AM   #7
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Not to mention that captive octopus will live no more than a few months. And that's if you're lucky
This is not true. My lfs "store pet is an octopus" I've been going there for years and it's the same one. Very unique markings.
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This is not true. My lfs "store pet is an octopus" I've been going there for years and it's the same one. Very unique markings.
Which store in vegas? Id like to see
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Sorry, I am military, my lfs in Florida back home. I am an Atlantis fan here in Vegas. Although I do enjoy blue reefs frag tanks. They get octopus often as well.
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Keeping one alive and thriving will likely not happen. Octopus are one of the hardest and smartest creatures to keep in an aquarium. If you buy one you better have a good plan on how your going to take care of it in my opinion. Survival rates are so low i would not even waste my money trying. The octopus is smarter and has more time than you. It will kill you, make your wife divorce you, kill itself or break your bank. Just a warning lol.

Also keep in mind deadly animals are best not put on display with access to the enclosure or a way for the animal to get out.

Its no different than owning a loaded gun. You wouldnt want it laying out when company is over. Same idea to think about.

Not saying you cant do it but like i said i would understand 100% what the responsibility is in owning this animal. What can go wrong, will go wrong.
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