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Old 05-21-2010, 02:57 PM   #1
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I want an octopus!

Does anyone here have an octopus? I just found this video on youtube and it is awesome. Makes me want one really bad. YouTube - My Octopus opening a container to get a crab!!
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Old 05-21-2010, 03:14 PM   #2
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They are pretty awesome, but they're tricky to keep. Octopi excel at escaping.
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Old 05-21-2010, 03:45 PM   #3
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And don't live very long in aquaria...
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:20 PM   #4
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And from what I know they will eat anything they can get their tentacles on.
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:24 PM   #5
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my lfs (one that went out of business) had an octopus inside one of their selling tanks. they placed the octopus in a small hamster cage (the plastic ones with like the pink top and glass door that latches on top) and left for the night. they came back in the next morning to find out the octopus had escaped, and after it escaped, it went to the remaining 7 selling tanks and ate everything in the tanks.

I happened to walk in as soon as they openend because i was fascinated about the octopus, doing almost daily stops to check it out. I noticed it wasn't around anymore so I had to ask when they sold it. thats when i got the scoop about what happened the night before..

lol, those poor people had no idea...
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It would be neat to have one. Just do your homework so that you will have the best knowledge at keeping it. That way you will know that some are very poisonest and a danger to you and anyone who might come in contact with it. Good luck if you decide to keep one.
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Lol, well i probably won't be ready for anything like that for a while. I would freak out if I woke up and it was gone from the tank. Especially since I have a cat and a 5 month old. My plan is to get my freshwater going, then move to saltwater. If I become a pro like that then I will try lol. I do think it would be really awesome to pull something like that off though!
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They only live about a year and grow very quickly. I would say they are an expert-only item.
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Old 05-23-2010, 12:22 AM   #9
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+1 cmor +1 big jim. yes octopi are hard to keep and care for. they will escape and grow fast and eat anything they can. just another word of causion they need to be in a tank alone.
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I think they should not be an animal to be had in a home aquarium. it would be really cool, but I just can't see them being happy and thriving to the fullest in a home aquarium.
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