Is it a good idea?

Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by Fallen, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. Fallen

    Fallen Larval Mass Registered

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    Hi,
    I've never had an aquarium, but I want to get one now. Is it wise to start with an octopus?
    Thanks
     
  2. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    to be honest... no. it is always better to get experience with easier to keep fish and inverts first before octopuses, but it is not out of reach by any means!

    welcome to tonmo.com :)
     
  3. Fallen

    Fallen Larval Mass Registered

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    Hehe, thanks... :)

    Comparing with fish, what kind of extra care will I need to have with an octopus?

    Also, I've noticed in many posts that a lot of cephalopods come from tropical countries. What kind of easy-to-care-for octopuses can I find in South America, more specifically, in Brazil?

    Thanks!
     
  4. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    its really just a matter of experience, being able to test water, do water changes, proper feeding etc etc.. just stuff that comes with experience, im sure that nancy will agree as her octo tank was her first, but she is also testament that it can be done!
     
  5. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    :welcome:! :D


    Was Ollie Nancy's first octo?
     
  6. neptune

    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    :welcome:

    Your in the right place to start!!!
     
  7. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes, Ollie was my first octopus. I prepared for some time before getting a tank, and followed all of Colin's advice. My tank was set up and running for four months before I got Ollie, and I would recommend this for everyone. This is not a thing to hurry into. I learned a lot during this period that helped me give Ollie a good life.

    Keeping an octopus was a lot of work, expensive (to give her the best food including live food), time-consuming, and more stressful than I anticipated - but also more rewarding.

    Nancy
     
  8. joel_ang

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    :welcome: to TONMO.com Fallen!!

    Briaerius, joubini, macropus,vulgaris and a few other octos can be found where you live.
     

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