Fresh water Octopus

Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by TornadoTank, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. TornadoTank

    TornadoTank Larval Mass Registered

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    Can I put an octopus in a fresh water tank???? Would it die instantly or over a few weeks/days? How would it live with fish/frogs?
     
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  3. joel_ang

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    :welcome: to TONMO.com!

    Sorry to disappoint you but nearly all cephalopods are strictly saltwater.
     
  4. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Hard to imagine a fresh ceph. :shock:

    Which are you talking about, Joel?
     
  5. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    yep, as people said... an octo would die!

    worse than that it would surely be an agonising horrible death if put into freshwater!!!
     
  6. joel_ang

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    If Im not wrong there are a few cephs which can tolerate slightly lower salinities, but even brackish would be too low for them.
     
  7. Colin

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    even little bimacs can tolerate a little change in salinity as they are a tidal mud flat species as could any animal from that area or from rock pools but I'd still aim for full strength sea water :)
     

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