dead scorpian fish etc...

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  1. Tako_Poke

    Tako_Poke O. vulgaris Registered

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    Today when I got home from school I found my leaf scorpianfish lying on the floor dried out next to the tank. :cry: And I just found a petshop to supply fish to! I probably could have sold it for like 20 dollars! Not to mention I feel terrible about it dying in my care. Do you think the octo could have thrown it out of the tank??
    In other exciting news I finally got a protein skimmer, well its actually more of an 80 dollar two in one filter skimmer. Unfortunately I can use it because I need a pump...
     
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    aximbigfan GPO Registered

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    prolly. i doubt that a fish could leap out of the water liek that. besides i can easly amazing the octo sittng in a corner and grabbing the fish and chucking it out the top.


    chris
     
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    Tako_Poke O. vulgaris Registered

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    nvm its up and running
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    The protein skimmer?

    Nancy
     
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    Tako_Poke O. vulgaris Registered

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    Yep. It seems to be functioning well. I also figured out that it does the same thing as my bio wheels. So now I have double the filtration power.
     
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    Illithid Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    Warning-
    Octo will be on the floor tomorrow if a fish can just jump out. I had one push the top open and climb the drapes!
    Wouldn't want to lose that great looking guy.
     
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    Tako_Poke O. vulgaris Registered

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    Ill try and octo proof the tank. Oh and I accidently took a pic of it with flash on and it inked. Ooops!
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    I guess this will be a test of your new skimmer!

    Usually octos don't ink when you use a flash - it must have startled him.
    You should be able to get good pics without a flash.

    And yes, you need to octoproof your tank - you need a cover and some protection for any intakes. Do you need further ideas on how to do this?

    Nancy
     
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    Tako_Poke O. vulgaris Registered

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    is screen ok?
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    As long as it's plastic screen. But you have to find a way to secure it to the tank - duct tape could do for a start.

    Nancy
     
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    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    I think it is likely that the fish jumped out on its own accord... perhaps being in with an octopus spooked it. I tend to try and keep all my tanks covered.
     
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    Tako_Poke O. vulgaris Registered

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    I also had an eel that did the same thing. It suprises me that the fish could escape though because the space for it to jump out is extremely small.
     
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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    An octopus will make its way through any opening larger than its beak, fyi...
     
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    For some reason Ive never had an octo try and escape... But Ill take it into consideration anyway.
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    You're very very lucky! the number of times I or one of the other staff have been crawling around the drains looking for a missing octopus................:roll: :grin:

    J
     
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    Tako_Poke O. vulgaris Registered

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    lol In my case the octo would probably be floating dead in my pool. Im sure it looks very inviting to the octo in that cramped little tank.
     

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