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Old 03-13-2011, 05:32 PM   #1
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Reef Octopus

Well my LFS actually has a Reef Octopus, fairly small at the moment. Of course I see that and thought I want it!!!!

I saw it was still there this week, and for fun I looked up what is required to keep one in an aquarium.

http://www.suite101.com/content/octopus-in-the-saltwater-aquarium-a111995

Long story short, not for me :P
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:25 PM   #2
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Lol, 50 gallons for a dwarf octopus, tell that to the people at Tonmo..
I always get excited whenever I see octopuses in stores. I loooove octopuses.
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A reef octopus? That almost makes me think it was a blue ringed, and those are deadly poisonous, I've read that even putting your hand in their water can make you woozy.

But to put a label of "Expert Only" would be an understatement, those guys are extremely hard to take care of. I'd love to own one, but I don't think I'd do it very well even if I could provide the best conditions possible for it
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To clarify, octopuses are not difficult to care for as long as you have the proper equipment, money to pay for what it needs, time, and patience. Before attempting an octopus, you should already be well rounded in aquarium chemistries, how to adjust them, and read a good book about general octopus husbandry such as "Cephalopods," by Dunlop & King. Tonmo is another resourse as well. As for "Reef octopus," that could describe any number of species including briareus (large octo).
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