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Old 05-26-2005, 11:07 AM   #11
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You might as well give the little critters their last rights now. They know that they are doomed. :|
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Old 05-26-2005, 03:50 PM   #12
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Thomas? You should name hime Henry. (I have a three year old)
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Took me a minute (I have a 5yo) but I'm laughing...
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Old 05-26-2005, 04:12 PM   #14
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"...lives down in the deep blue sea."

Great, thanks for stickin that song in my head now.

I was wondering how an octo would get a name like 'Thomas' in the first place.
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hehe

It was so cool this morning, he came out for no apparent reason and was exploring the tank. I was in too much shock and fascination that I just stood there staring at him instead of running for the camera! He came up to the glass and checked me out multiple times and flashed different colors at me, then went back to his den at the back of the aquarium. I was hoping he would choose the pirate chest as a home but, for now at least, he prefers his own cave he made by digging out the sand under a large piece of live rock in the back.

Here's a link with more info on him and where I got him from:
http://www.octopets.com/Merchant2/me...y_Code=Octopet
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I'm lost.... ?
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Octos rule i wanna get one now thanks alot! 8O How did you set up your Protein skimmer inside the tank? If you go inside the tank to clean the glass is it going to scare the octo enough to release his ink?
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Octos rule i wanna get one now thanks alot! 8O How did you set up your Protein skimmer inside the tank? If you go inside the tank to clean the glass is it going to scare the octo enough to release his ink?
I got an in-tank (or in-sump) protein skimmer that came with suction cups and it just fit *almost* perfectly on the left side of the tank. I did have to trim the plastic hood a little to get it to fit.

Once they get used to you they don't ink. I've been lucky so far, he hasn't inked at all yet.
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Well I'm happy to report Thomas is doing EXTREMELY well. He's already decimated my entire hermit crab population, and I can't find my shrimp or one of the fiddler crabs from Jim I dropped into the tank last night for him.

Now all I have to do is wait for him to get used to people (i.e. me )

I was able to snap a few photos, Thomas was curious about the camera and came over to the glass by his cave:



And here's another shot of him hanging out:

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