Well the new Octo came today... What a beauty I know she is alreay full rgown but its amazing. she is kinda reddish brown most of the time but has a beautiful blue hue to her. Anyway her are some pics of Jetta :D
Paper work says that this is a Briareus, I got up this morning to check on Jetta. I used small flashlight as not to disturb her, and WOW, when the flashlight found her she was glowing a kinda greenishneon blue Was true beautiful. She has calmed down since yesterday, whata day. I bought Jetta from 5th Day aquatics here in Dallas, which i must say was a very pleasant experience, enormous amounts of contact from them.
When i first opened the bag to see her she shot me with a jet of water right in the face,LOL. Then i tested th water inthe bag, everything was the same as my tank accept fot Ph, the bag Ph was 7.0 and my tank was 8.0, so i took an extra long time to acclim. After i had filled the bag, then emptied, then filled it again, I was in the process of empting the bag for the second time, thats when this huge octo decided she had had enough out she was coming, I had the bag 2 1/2 feet off the floor trying to get her into the tank, then she had almost all of her tent.s flying out of the water like some kinda of horror film, I freaked, I had kids screeming to shut the lid, they had never seen anything that big before LOL, the dogs were going nuts,,man what a day,,, then i gave her a pc of shrimp and she went quietly down to the bottom of the tank and ate. Then het tent. came back up to the top of the tank so I went over and gave her another shrimp and she ast there and ate. I tried to ofer her another and she refused it, pushing it away until i started to remove it from the tank, then she came up lightning fast and grabbed my hand I almost pissed my pants, she had my whole hand covered I gave her the shrimp and she retreated :P after eating she went to the back of the tank and set up home i guess in a strawberry pot, which as a background to her blue color is outstanding. so far so good.
Well, Jetta slept during the day yest. No sign of her all day. Then when the lights when out and the moonlight was the only thing on she came out. She is so beautiful. Spent most of her time out checking out the tank and looking for food. I placed three large shrimp in the tank which she had no problem finding, she just sits in one place and her tent.'s come out of everywere to get them :) Gonna have to get more food for her, she eats more than all the others did. At least she is eating very well. I hope she makes it for a little while. I fed her a scallop and she really went for it so i will get more today.
As of this morning Jetta has rearrangened the LR and created a den of some sorts and seems to be hanging upside down. Dont now what she is doing but she seems fine. I bought a small live lobster for her and put it in the tank, she killed it at once and drug it over to her den and went right back inside , leaving the lobster outside. Hmmm wonder if she will eat it later??????
Around midnight I heard a loud noise coming from Jetta's tank, I got up and got the flashlight. Much to my surprise, Jetta was trying to get the lobster into her den but it was just to big, so she just ate it right there. This morning all that is left is the shell. Man she must have been really hungry She is now all cozy and cumfy in her den with a big belly
ok I have a question: Jetta is very protective of her den, even when i try to clean the tank or just maint. and water changes. When got Jetta she had one tent that had some damage on the end. I ambasically figuring that she is a female. Do males protect their den as well as females? Could I have a male? Just wondering due to her prosistance of me not being inthe tank close to her den.