In-tank Marineland heater for a vulgaris

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  1. Swimdude776

    Swimdude776 Blue Ring Registered

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    Do you guys see any harm in using an in-tank heater for a vulgaris octopus?

    I am worried he will sit on the heater too long and burn himself.

    But I have read they are very smart animals.

    So i tend to believe hed feel the warmth and leave the heater.

    any comments?
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    It's unusual to put an in-tank heater in with an octopus - heaters are placed in the sump.
    A vulgaris is smart but also very curious - I'd be worried that he might knock the heater about and break it if it's glass. And somewhere I read that octopuses can't detect heat - some of our marine biologists will have to weigh in on these questions.
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