Originally Posted by SALTYDAWGY
Cool. That does sound really basic. You sound like you have experience with these guys. Kind of disappointing after the 10 months is up huh? I would really like to try one in an individualized setup for fun. Is the mindset of hobbyist's keeping these guys pretty much, buy one and replace it less then a year later? I mean with fish, you are just getting them completely established after that period of time.
I used to keep octos ages ago
It is a bummer, it's like losing your dog every year. And they have a lot of special needs not everyone is aware of, such as high oxygen content in the water, and, since they're so intelligent, toys and such to keep them from getting bored. If they don't get bored and are well fed, then they won't crawl out of the tank.
But they are just so cool. I don't know how else to put it. The positives outweigh the negatives