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Old 10-18-2004, 08:56 AM   #11
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IMO, octos are better left for the public aquariums.

Not only are these guys super smart, but they are also strong. They can easily move all of your LR around if it is not glued or tied down. Also, like already mentioned, they are escape artists. If there is a way out, they will find it.
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Old 10-18-2004, 01:00 PM   #12
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"blue-ringed octos are fairly aggressive, and if, somehow, you are bit, I will bet the nearest antivenin is about 10 hours too far away. "


There is no antivenin for blue-ring!!!!
I was under the impression that the Aussies developed an antivenin a couple of years ago, but I see that it is still in the research/testing stages.
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Old 10-19-2004, 01:43 AM   #13
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I knew someone who had an octopus (no idea what kind) but his girlfriend made him get rid of it after if got out of the tank, got into another tank and ate the goldfish, and went back home. She was afraid they'd wake up and find it in bed with them. They're smart, sneaky buggers and way too creepy for me! (Uh, the octos, not the friend/girlfriend.)
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Old 10-19-2004, 10:10 PM   #14
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http://www.tonmo.com/ http://www.tonmo.com/cephcare/keepin...epingcephs.php . This site is awesome and has tons of info on octos. They can make great pets to those willing and can meet their requirements. I hope in the future of getting O. bimaculoides or O. briareus. BTW squids make awful pets, don't do well in captivity and almost impossible to keep. If you want an octo definately go for it. HTH, Wolf
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Old 10-20-2004, 03:59 PM   #15
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I just got back from the LFS and they had an octopi in one of their tanks. They have what must be over 10lbs of rock on the hood/lid and the back is completely taped up with duct tape making escape impossible...or so you think. The owner came into today and found the octo in the tank and four bio-balls floating in the water. There are no bioballs in the tank or it's filtration. The closet ones were in a bucket on the floor a few feet away. So the animal escaped from an escape-proof tank, collected up some bioballs for what ever reason and broke back into it's own escape-proof tank. AMAZING!! Truely an remarkable animal, but one best left with room to roam in the wild.
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There was cases where some octo used the LR in the tank to smash the glass.

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Old 10-21-2004, 09:41 PM   #17
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Any videos of Octs getting out, breaking glass. This stuff would be great to see.
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Great link thanks indy
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Old 10-22-2004, 03:33 PM   #20
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i just read in one of my books that nautlis's are hardy in species only tanks and have a fair life span, some have been breed in public aquariums, thing is they dont like light at all, so it would have to be displayed under red lights
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