Is it possible to keep an octopus Hummelincki and an snowflake eel together

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Is it possible to keep an octopus Hummelincki and an baby snowflake eel together in a 55 gallon tank or would the octopus just eat it. And if I can keep them together would it be better to introduce them at the same time
 

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I remember watching a video on YouTube of two kids putting an octopus into a tank with a SF eel and the eel bit off one the octo's arms within seconds of it being introduced in the tank...
 

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octopuses (and cuttlefish) need to be kept in tanks without other fish or cephalopods. the only other thing that should be in the tank is food and a cleanup crew.
 

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Thales beat me to the apples to oranges comparison (the only thing similar between a snowflake and a ribbon is the word eel) and his oft quoted "It works until it doesn't" comment that has been shown for everything from fish to seahorses but I will add a reference to an article Dave wrote early on in his experiences with keeping octopuses: It Works Until It Doesn't
 

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mazprot;193968 said:
"Its fine they are going to be fine... Mom dont stick your hand in there... "
hahaha
I just started keeping a snowflake eel. My kids really wanted to try one. I have to do what I can to keep them interested. I have it alone in a tank. I am sure I'll be hearing those words one day. 2 weeks in and only see it all the way out when feeding. Not as exciting as I was hoping for but interesting. Now I found a local LFS can get octopuses :banghead: They have a mimic that is not for sale but say they will be getting more that are more affordable.
 

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My son kept a snowflake and I have always loved eels. If ribbons were not so hard to keep, I would probably have one. It may get somewhat more visible and they do get to know their keepers.
 

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