are octopuses plain difficult or just misunder stood

mcatee123

O. bimaculoides
Registered
Joined
Jan 31, 2004
Messages
59
Reaction score
0
are octopi difficult or like so many animals are they simple but a few things that are over looked can kill them?
 

ant

Vampyroteuthis
Registered
Joined
Jan 1, 2004
Messages
413
Reaction score
0
funny thing i voted for the one i didnt want. i was gonna say difficult. thats why theres only one for mis..
 

NickA5582

Sepia elegans
Registered
Joined
Aug 6, 2003
Messages
863
Reaction score
0
I said that they're misunderstood, but they aren't exactly easy to keep either.
 

joel_ang

Architeuthis
Registered
Joined
May 15, 2003
Messages
2,028
Reaction score
0
I guess it seems real difficult due to the amount of work required to set up the tank, but if you take it a step at a time, it isn't too hard. Once the tank is up, running and stabilised, only a little maintainance once in a while would be required.
 

sideways

Vampyroteuthis
Registered
Joined
Jan 31, 2003
Messages
251
Reaction score
0
I think a lot of it is the irresponsibility of impulse buyers. "The guy that buys the blue ring at the store and throws it in the 10 gallon with his Nemo's." 90% of people who do the research are succesful. And the other 10% just happen to have got an octopus that was "difficult" :lol:
 

joel_ang

Architeuthis
Registered
Joined
May 15, 2003
Messages
2,028
Reaction score
0
Looks like we have only 10 out of 90% here :? How did you get the statistics John? :)
 

sideways

Vampyroteuthis
Registered
Joined
Jan 31, 2003
Messages
251
Reaction score
0
Very intense scientific research...that's how! :wink:

Yes they're hard to keep compared to damsels and clowns and triggers and the like. But a lot of things are considered difficult like seahorses, corals, and others, but people can be succesful with them.
They are also misunderstood but thats probably because most people don't take the time to try to learn about them. And a lot of people are scared off from them by unknowledgable lfs's and unsuccessful owners.
 

Similar threads




Forum statistics

Threads
19,591
Messages
203,047
Members
8,482
Latest member
Pturski

Monty Awards

TONMOCON IV (2011): Terri
TONMOCON V (2013): Jean
TONMOCON VI (2015): Taollan
TONMOCON VII (2018): ekocak

About the Monty Awards
Top