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Old 07-29-2008, 12:28 PM   #1
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Hello everyone. My name is Dale, and I am a cephalopodaholic. *wave*

I've been in the hobby for about 3 years now. Actually 5 years, but since I converted to saltwater I don't even consider the freshwater experience... although I do miss my Oscars.

I got into the saltwater hobby with one purpose. Keeping octopuses. So far I've managed to keep 4 different species. O. briareus, O. mercatoris, O. hummelincki (filosus), and Abdopus aculeatus.

I've put a lot of time into research (easy to do when you're obsessed!) and I'm really wanting to help spread the knowledge about these wonderful creatures so I'll actually have more people to talk to about my wonderful addiction. All you fish people have each other... but us 'pus lovers are far and few between. I wanna change that.

Anyway, here's some video clips of my current resident octos.

Kalypso, my Octopus briareus (Caribbean Reef Octopus)


Grover, my Abdopus aculeatus (Bi-pedal Octopus)
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:44 PM   #2
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Welcome to the site!!! Those are some awesome videos, I've never seen a tank kept octopus before. Thanks for the videos, quite interesting!
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Welcome to AA, and thank you so much for sharing that with us. Incredible!
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Old 07-29-2008, 01:21 PM   #4
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how big is that tank?
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Thanks.

Grover is in a 60 gallon cube, and Kalypso is in a 75 gallon. We also have a 140 gallon seahorse friendly community reef.
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wow... youve got some serious tankage
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Old 07-29-2008, 01:35 PM   #7
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wow... youve got some serious tankage
Yeah. I started out with one little 10 gallon tank and then my girlfriend took interest in seahorses. There's a few empty tanks of various sizes sitting around the house as well. We'll either sell them or find something else to use them for.

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Welcome to AA! Many of our members, myself included, started with a small tank and got addicted and ended up with multiples.
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