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Old 07-14-2011, 04:01 AM   #1
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mimic octopus

Does anyone have experience with these? I want to do a saltwater in the future, and these seemed very neat.
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:18 AM   #2
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Do a little research
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:21 AM   #3
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Lol duh. I was just wondering about personal experience. I have read they escape easily, and are difficult to feed at first, those were my main concerns...
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No experience, nut I know they get up to 2 feet large. Gonna need a big tank.

BTW - what's the fun in having one if there's no one else in the tank to mimic?
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All octopus are escape artists. People who own them have to lock down the lids to their tanks. They can live out of water for a period of time so they get out of their tanks and wonder around. They hide most of the time and can squeeze themselves anywhere and through anything.

Here's a couple of links showing what "great" pets octopus make. (wink wink)

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...-mischief.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...cks-havoc.html
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imagine waking up to an octopus in your bed
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Not suitable for captivity at this point in time and here's a linky: Mimic Octopuses: Will we love them to death? - The Cephalopod Page
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Yeah, they seem like an even worse idea than me and my buddies thought lol
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Somewhere, looked but couldn't find it again, there is an article written by a guy who worked in the cephalopod area of a marine lab about why octopus make such bad pets. When he got to work in the morning they would have to do a head count and then find who was missing. They were finding live octopus in desk drawers and bookcases. They can squeeze themselves into beer bottles so they can fit through even the tiniest spaces to escape. So when they are in your tank... Odds are you aren't going to see them.

You should save the money from the octopus and get your diving certification. Thats a way cooler way to interact with an octopus. And you won't have to change all that water every time it inks to hide from you. Lol
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Yeah deff bad pets, I thought they were wayyy smaller,bu of course, after a night of drinkin, they do sound pretty cool haha
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