I think im going to take the advice to try cuttles

marinerules

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as many of you have seen my threads

im very bored with octopus's

yes they do intrest me and I love them, but they are just outweighed with bordem

they just aren tout enough and I dont see them enough to hold my attention of wanting to keep them.

So I have posted a thread in the cuttle forum to see if cuttles are for me


what determins if they are for me or not is

1. How much more they are active than octos
2. Ive heard they are free water column swimmers and not hiders like octos?
3. How fast they grow (hope its faster than the bimac)
4.IVe heard they do Extroadinary color changes, I dont know about the species, but on the discovery channel , They are amazing.

and what all they eat. I have heard they dont like snails as preferrred to crabs, shrimp and fish.

if I get one , it will be from octopets.

so waht species is that and is there any good sites other than tonmo that shows more pictures and info about THAT species
 
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They are very active, I very rarely not see mine.. If they have just eaten a LARGE meal, they will become more lethargic and halfway be in the sand, but for the most part hes there entertaining me. They grow fast. The officinalis species is what im refering to. 4-5 inches by 4-5 months and from there they will begin growing faster depending on what you feed them.
 

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Thank you, DHyslop. My point exactly. Didn't you have all 3 of these octopuses at the same time?

I'm a vet. I help people with pet choices all day long. I see people take on too much, and some that just get bored with their impulse choices. Why jump to the next ceph when the first got so boring so quickly? Leave them to those of us who find them incredibly fascinating.

Hey, and I still think goldfish can make great pets.

And who exactly gave you the advice to try cuttles? I must have missed that part.
 

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DocFrye said:
I'm a vet. I help people with pet choices all day long. I see people take on too much.
good point Doc...one of the funniest things I ever saw was at a dog show where a Husband /wife team showed Chihuahas and Great Danes. The husband was around 6'4" and she was 5'1" and you guessed it she showed the Danes he showed the Chihuahas!!!! BUT at least they understood their dogs!

J
 

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ok

only reason i found the octopus not intresting is cause i never see them

everyone says that the cuttles are out a WHOLE lot more than octos

im intrested in octos, and I have never had one and mistreated it,

you guys , well some of you , act like i jumped on impulse, I didnt, i researched for 1.5 years on the internet before making a plunge to get one.

and now I want to try cuttles,


my decision , no matter what you think i should do ,


i find it time to leave this board, people used to be helpful and answer what you asked and give suggesionts support and advice

no give wisecracs along with the support.
 

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Marinerules, it seems to me you would be happier with a reef aquarium which had fish, shrimp, crabs, and lots going on all the time to watch. I've never heard of anyone bored with their reef tank.

Nancy
 

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Marinerules....wise cracks were not meant from me at any rate! I just thought the dog thing was funny! BUT having said that surely during your 1.5 years of internet research you would have run across the info that most octopus are a) nocturnal and b) shy???? Go for cutttles by all means but individual variation in behaviour will apply! Some will be laid back and more inclined to snooze under the sand than others !

Cheers

j
 

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