Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by marinerules, Feb 6, 2005.
do i have to have a moderaters permission to post a video ?
Just shoot me an email with the attachment, and I'll get it posted in our Video Gallery, and will link it here as well. -- firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
TONMO, did you receive my PM about Avaters?
And i have a video on Humbolt squid from NG recorded from TVwith a digi camera. Can I post that or is is ilegal?
Will add this to the Video Gallery soon! Thanks!
Wicked! Is that how the trash usually gets taken out?
i have another one if you guys want me to post it
would you like me to make a bigger and longer file or what ?
Yes. Yes. Please.
ok i will email tonmo again later and he should have it up in a couple of days
Dr. Octavius 2
Here you go!
Awesome video! What did you take it with? That damsel looked like he was harrassing him. Any chance of catching it?
no, no way of catching it in a 240
he has never harrassed him
he does sometimes sweeep his tail close by him , but it doestn bother the octo , he just pushes him away and does what he wants to do
ill see if i can take another video of him jetting and pouncing on a crawdad tommorow, but he is full today , so i wont be able to do it to night
That's a good video and thanks for posting! Will look forward to a crawdad video.
As for the damsel, it looked to me like it went for your bimac's eyes - we've had reports of other damsels doing that. Your octo turned darker and retreated into his den - a defensive move.
I agree with Carol, your octo would be better off if you removed the damsel.
i cant catch him in that tank
ive never seen him bother his eyes
sometimes he eats his food out of his den and on the sand, but he always retreates to his den after he finishes his meal.
whats the best way to catch a damsel
Ok, now I am going to probably catch some flak for this, but the easiest way (not the nicest) to remove a damsel from a reef tank is to....fish for it. Yep, I know... I use small trout hooks, bait it with whatever, and catch the little bugger...transfer him gently into another tank or recepticle and remove the hook (to ease this, I file off the barb on the hook) I haven't had one die on me yet (knock on wood)...
Another option is to use a glass jar to scoop up the damsel, but this can take forever...and yes, I do feel a little silly baiting a hook and lowering into a tank. But it does work.
even on a damsel that 8isnt longer than 1 inch
What does that mean?
I've got two damsels cycling my tank right now. I've got another one they can go into if need be when the octo arrives, however I might just see how it goes. These two fish are the dumbest organisms I have ever come across: they will be swimming less than an inch away from a chunk of food and not touch it. On occasion they will run away from food. I've had them for about a month and I've only ever seen one of them eat.
i mean , im going to have to fine a TINY hook
casue my two damsels arent even over a inch long
which means they have litttle bitty mouths.
what do i bait with , or what did you bait with
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