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Old 11-09-2012, 11:50 PM   #1
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Octopus tank

I am looking to get a 65 and start an octopus fowlr tank. Does anyone have any tips or pointers to help me out?
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:56 PM   #2
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A sturdy lid is a must!
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:21 AM   #3
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Make it unescapable! Haha. That seems to be the main problem people face.
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:23 AM   #4
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Yeah, the only things that I know about octopus is that they are strong, fairly smart, and escape artists. They will spend all day, every day, trying to get out of the tank-and they usually succeed at some point.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:08 AM   #5
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Don't get a blue spot octo!
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:17 AM   #6
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And now for my special blend of fairly objective advice and pure opinion!
It will escape. They are not "fairly smart", they are extremely intelligent. All rocks will need to be secured in place and to each other. The lid cannot have any opening large enough for the beak to fit through. If the beak fits, the entire animal fits. No other animals can be kept with it or they will be food.
And now for my opinion. Octopi are not pets. They should not be pets. They are intelligent to the point at which sentience is debated. They may be self aware and capable of complex emotions such as boredom, depresson, anger, happiness, etc. None of this is proven, but there is evidence. No animal that may be self aware should be kept in a cage.
Just my two cents.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:53 AM   #7
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+1 no animal that may be self aware should be kept in a cage.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:05 AM   #8
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This could explain why all they want to do is escape.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:40 AM   #9
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+2 they are extremely intelligent. If you put a live crab on a jar with a 'super glued' lid, so tight nothing can get it open --- octopus can and will get it open, they are determined. They can go through mazes and find their way out.
The man eaters they are perceived to be is false. They are curious and want the closeness and companionship .
Never keep these beautiful creatures as pets. They belong in the wild. IMO
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+1 to that belongs in the wild.
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