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Old 07-28-2013, 06:40 PM   #11
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Unfortunately no and I'm buying directly from the collector which means its gonna be cooped up in a small disposable Tupperware until it is shipped out.
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:42 PM   #12
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I do have quite a large critter keeper it about 11"x8.5"x8" and the octopus is extremely small.
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:43 PM   #13
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He has a very large vat of seawater and he has water from the ocean continually pumping in with Tupperware contain
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:51 PM   #14
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In that case I guess it's going to have to go in there then, but may be worth thinking about it in time to get the new tank set up before you order things next time to save issues like this
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:40 PM   #15
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Well I made a request for him to go catch one on friday when I got the tank setup and he had one within 24 hours where as I thought it would take him at least a week.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:03 PM   #16
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I don't think I would let him roam free in the reef tank. I'd get one of those small rectangular critter keepers that kids keep hermit crabs in from the shore (with the slotted plastic top) and keep him in there within the reef tank for the time being. That way, you could open the hatch and feed him directly to ensure he eats. Plus, it would be a devil to try and get him out once you were ready to move him if you just let him loose in the reef.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:40 PM   #17
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1. It will be impossible to capture him if you release him in the tank.

2. He will likely find a way out of the container.

3. They dont like bright reef lighting.

4. At 9 weeks his life is already at least 10% over, most dont live in captivity over a year and a half.

Just trying to help, so dont take this wrong, but you need more research and more patience.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:50 AM   #18
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I did research on this speciesfor 4+ months before I setup the tank. I know there life expectancy and this particular species (O. Briareus) has a life expectancy of up to 2 1/2 with an average of 1 1/2 years. I have kept octupus in the past I have kept mimic octopus and common octupus before. I kept my common octopus in a reef tank with a pair of clowns while he was small but then he went rogue and ate my clean up crew when he was 6 months old so I put him in his own tank this is a similar species but not the same that is why I came here too ask. Also how am I supposed to get an octopus that's under 9 weeks old I was luck to get that is that young?
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