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Old 03-10-2012, 11:38 PM   #1
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Octopus

Hat do theses need in order to service in captivity and will they servive

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Old 03-11-2012, 10:40 AM   #2
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Most don't last 6 months,a year tops if your really lucky,and can escape almost any type of set -up ..Just not an ideal pet for anyone ..I would pass on one
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:10 AM   #3
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Some things were not ment to keep in captivity and a octopus is one IMHO.
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:20 AM   #4
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Ok I knew they would get out but I wasn't sure thanks
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:26 AM   #5
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I agree, always wanted one, will never get one! If Mandarins are expert only, octopus are marine biologist only! Too hard to keep, and too hard to keep contained. IMO
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:29 AM   #6
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That's what I'm in collage for so maybe one day
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:34 AM   #7
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Good man marine biology huh? That's what I would have went to school for but I'm a workaholic and rather work in hopes to own a business in the next years.
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Talk about mixing business with pleasure! Good luck in your studies Robbiesamp!
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:14 PM   #9
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Thanks it's what I want to do so I don't have to get up and regret going to work I can look fwd to it
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:20 PM   #10
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Way to look ahead, and again good luck!
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Octopuses have a lifespan of about a year so even a marine biologist could't keep one for much longer than that
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:11 PM   #12
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What about flounders?
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I've been seeing flounders for sale latley. They are agressive and will eat anything. That it can swallow. They can be big also
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:56 PM   #14
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Ok well my friend had one and it didn't do anything really it was great and just died one night last week we don't know what happend to it
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If your looking aggressive try a grouper. I saw one at petland eat 12 clownfish in and hour.
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Real smart on pet lands behalf. Way to feed the grouper hundreds of dollars worth of fish
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That's what I was thinking and the manager just laughed and said oh that sucks. I was getting some snails and said forget the snails I'll never be here again. Wrote a short letter to the company about that store and manager.
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Wow that sucks my fish stores are great and sometime even cut me a deal on things
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Yeah my LFS are awesome very knowledgeable and great prices. But chain pet stores are the complete opposite just do anything to make some money.
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That's stupid make friends and money comes with it
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