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dead scorpian fish etc...

Tako_Poke

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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...
 

aximbigfan

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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
 

Tako_Poke

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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.
 

Illithid

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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.
 

Nancy

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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
 

Colin

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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.
 

Tako_Poke

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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.
 

OB

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An octopus will make its way through any opening larger than its beak, fyi...
 

Jean

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Tako_Poke said:
For some reason Ive never had an octo try and escape... But Ill take it into consideration anyway.
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
 

Tako_Poke

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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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