4 Months for Ink!

corw314

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Last night, I had put this large killie fish in with Ink. He spent the next hour trying to catch it. Devising all sorts of attack stradigies!! Anyway, he was resting first on my bubble filter, then made his way to the top of the tank and was sitting, eating either a crab or snail he caught. I opened the top of the tank, snapped his picture and starting blowing air at him. He was squirting me with water, arms flailing out of the top of the tank and he kept wanting me to mess with him more! Ollie came to mind!!! Thought to myself, maybe I should back off cause what if I piss him off enough he decides to come after me!!!!! :mrgreen:

Carol
 

tonmo

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Great pics, as usual. Always nice to see how ol' Ink is doing... :octopus:
 

Armstrong

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Ink is a kewl little octopus.
Can you just leave snails and crabs hangin' out in the tank for the octopus to catch on it's own without feeding him yourself?
That would be neat and it would keep the octopus learning it's skills.
 

corw314

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Thanks everyone!!

Armstrong - I do put the local shrimp, snails and hermit crabs in, maybe 5 at a time. Ink is a pig though and alot of the times, he catches as much as he can hold as I'm putting them in the tank!!! There is one little blue leg hermit crab he has let live. The local shrimp and killiefish are hard for him to catch, so he spends alot of time after he's caught the easy ones, plotting attacks :mrgreen: . Really funny to watch!

Carol
 

tonmo

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#12
Invazn said:
that is ugly octopus
"Oh, ignore him, he's just a troll."

ref.:

troll - v.,n. 1. [From the Usenet group alt.folklore.urban] To
utter a posting on Usenet designed to attract predictable
responses or flames; or, the post itself. Derives from the phrase
"trolling for newbies" which in turn comes from mainstream
"trolling", a style of fishing in which one trails bait through a
likely spot hoping for a bite. The well-constructed troll is a post
that induces lots of newbies and flamers to make themselves look
even more clueless than they already do, while subtly conveying to
the more savvy and experienced that it is in fact a deliberate
troll. If you don't fall for the joke, you get to be in on it. See
also YHBT. 2. An individual who chronically trolls in sense 1;
regularly posts specious arguments, flames or personal attacks to a
newsgroup, discussion list, or in email for no other purpose than to
annoy someone or disrupt a discussion. Trolls are recognizable by
the fact that the have no real interest in learning about the topic
at hand - they simply want to utter flame bait. Like the ugly
creatures they are named after, they exhibit no redeeming
characteristics, and as such, they are recognized as a lower form of
life on the net, as in, "Oh, ignore him, he's just a troll." 3.
[Berkeley] Computer lab monitor. A popular campus job for CS
students. Duties include helping newbies and ensuring that lab
policies are followed. Probably so-called because it involves
lurking in dark cavelike corners.

Some people claim that the troll (sense 1) is properly a narrower
category than flame bait, that a troll is categorized by containing
some assertion that is wrong but not overtly controversial. See
also Troll-O-Meter.
 

Steve O'Shea

Colossal Squid
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#14
Invazn said:
that is ugly octopus
What an abominable atrocity!! I unleash upon you my secret weapon - a troup of ninja tutu-clad cane toads brandishing :meso: (re-routed from their Tintenfisch vanquish, capture and whipping mission ..... and a most-important and urgent mission this was!).
 

corw314

Colossal Squid
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#16
I think he's beautiful too :) ! Although, I have had many people take one look at my collection of Ink pictures at work, and say YUCK what is that!!!!! Guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder as they say!!!

Today, my sons stopped in. One is almost 17 and the other 22. They couldn't believe how much Ink has grown! My oldest was playing hide and seek with him. Rob would duck down so Ink couldn't see him and you would see the eyeball coming up higher and higher till Ink found him!!! He seemed fascinated with my my oldest. I wonder if it's because he has totally shaved his head, so looks quite different from the normal human around here!!!


Anyway here's acouple new shots from today!!!! He sometimes, will sit and let me flash away, but sometimes, he trys to run away. The one shot of him on the side of the tank was a really different color pattern for him.

Carol
 

Nancy

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#17
I can see how Ink could relate to someone with a shaved head - looks a lot more like an octopus :)

Ink looks like he is doing very well. What sort of tankmates does he have now?

Nancy
 

corw314

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#18
Hi Nancy!

:lol: :lol: Cracked me up on the similarity of Rob's shaved head to an octo!!! Could be Ink related on a more personal level with him!!!!

Tank mates are boring!!! The serpent star is there, gives Ink compitition for food!!! One lone Killiefish, which has outsmarted him so far! And one little blue leg hermit crab he has not eaten. I add 10 local shrimp every so often and their population decreases until there is one who must be very good at escape!

Carol
 

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