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Hello everyone,
i regret to inform you all that last night my 4 month old (not sure his age ive just had him for four months) made a dash for the tv and died on the living room floor :cry: i have a feeding hole cut into the glass which i slide the light over when not feeding, of course he learnt that thats where his food came from so he would always flop arms over the side of the glass but never actually come out of the water - then for some reason, maybe the starfish put him up to it, he made the ill fated break for freedom. He seems to have crawled about a metre, turned a corner then crawled another metre before fatigue or asphyxiation got the better of him. Needless to say my roommates and I are all devastated. I have attached photos of the little guy in happier times..
This is the second occy ive kept and for roughly same time as the first, however this one thoroughly cleared the tank of animals (except for that no good starfish) and was alot more interactive - i taught him to open a jar (not unscrew, just put the lid off). im going to cycle the tank for 2 weeks then start afresh.
He will be buried at a twilight ceremony in my backyard...he would have wanted it that way. RIP little guy..

-Justin
 

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corw314

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RIP What a sad thing.....Sorry to hear...

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It's one of those hard earned lessons that will stick with you forever. Yeah, that is a bummer, a similar thing happened to me early on also, resulting in an octo "jerkified" on the sidewalk outside. Still feel horrible about that one.

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RIP :angelpus: Sorry about your loss.

My guess is that escape seems like going from tidepool to tidepool, like some species do in hunting.

Nancy
 

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R.I.P, little guy.

And any reason to suggest other cuases for the octo to go out of the water other than a starfish?
 

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