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Old 10-05-2011, 12:37 PM   #1
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Octopus possibility

So I have a 75 gallon tank tank has one jewel damsel and that's all. My lfs got an octopus in the other day and I have always wanted one. So I'm planning on Getting him.

Any suggestions on these guys? I know I need to make sure the lid is bolted shut lol but what else
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:42 PM   #2
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what type of octopus?
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:59 PM   #3
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I think the kind of octopus is a good question. You don't have to bolt down the top, just make sure it can't open. They are messy eaters, so you will need to deal with that. I almost got a brown dwarf octo on sat. It was 30 bucks and about the size of your thumb nail. It was in a 1g tank with sps skeletons for lr/hiding. We took that little tank apart for 15 min before we found the little guy.
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I'm not sure what kind it just says octopus and its body is about the size of a baseball so it is actually very large. From what I am used to seeing
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It's also brown
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did you ask your lfs employee if it could go in a 75
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You might want to start here to research Aquarium Invertebrates: Housing An Octopus — Advanced Aquarist's Online Magazine
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:53 PM   #8
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Your damsel will be toast. You cant keep anything with them. They also only live for 6 months to 2 years on average. They will topple rocks so make sure they are glued. I wouldnt attempt one unless ur an expert. They will squeese through THE SMALLEST HOLES.
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The only way you become an expert is from experience. But I've been researching them for ever its just do I want to dedicate the whole tank to just him. And right I know the damsel will be toast. I love him to much to just get eatin. So once I figure out what I'm going to do I'll let you guys know!
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You could put some rocks on the lid. And octopus...es bodies are like 90% water. A big one can squeeze itself into a coke can.

Very smart too.
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