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Old 05-29-2005, 07:54 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 05-29-2005, 08:25 PM   #12
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I heard that they were curious creatures!! He is very Cool! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-29-2005, 09:06 PM   #13
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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
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Old 05-29-2005, 09:28 PM   #14
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About 10 years ago, I was a teenager and had been in the hobby for about 4-5 years. An LFS told me they could order an octopus for me so I put a deposit down and three weeks later he came in. I had a 30 gal established and ready to go for him. I was surprised when I saw him. He was the size of a house spider. Really small and dark blue. They bagged him up and told me how to acclimate him. My dad drove me home and when I went to put him in the tank I thought "Gosh he looks afwully stiff and the water looked tinted" I put him in after 1-2 hours of acclimation and he sunk right to the bottom. He inked in the bag and died on the way home. Ever since then I figured they were just too demanding until I saw some moderately sized octocpi at my LFS. Starting to head down that direction after hearing everyone's input.
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thats very cool, keep up the good work
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