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OCTO IN A COMMUNITY TANK AND GETTING FATTER

Octomush

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Strange u guys always say octos dont do well in communitys but I have mine in a community aquarium. And hes doing ok! He even takes food from a stick! And today I also aded a small 2 and a half inch flounder. And hes still ok! Could it be that he is taking food cuz' he is like going crazy? Oh yeah I took a pic of my tank check it out! ;)
 

Colin

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tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock,tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock,tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock,tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock............................................................


that was my impression of a time bomb :notworth:
 

joel_ang

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What happened in that tank? The flounder sounds like trouble :? More competition for food. Flounders might and probably would take some of the smaller fish. I might have missed this but how big is the octo?
 

cthulhu77

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Well, after a while, the octo was looking rather ragged from being pecked on by damsels, etc...then every morning, there would be something missing or damaged...not a good display tank!!! Eventually, it crashed and had to be restarted... :cry:
 

Jean

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We keep ours in community tanks! but you have to be jolly careful what you put in! no anemones or other nasty stingers for eg.

and our tanks have been running for 73 years (the big one on the data base) and 20 odd years for the midget octopus tank!

J
 

Jean

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Nancy said:
So what do you put in with the octos, Jean?

Nancy
In the big tank, wrasses called spotties, big sea urchins (up to 30cm test diameter), even bigger starfish (up to 80 cm diameter), crabs (dinner!!) clams & mussels (starfish dinner!) and often some small rock pool fish called triplefins.

In the small tank we have mussel lines (from a farm) glass shrimp, shore crabs (octi dinner) camoflage crabs (to big for the octi), sucker fish, juvenile paua (abalone) and a variety of top snails.


Both tanks usually have some weed in them.

Because we're a public aquarium we like to have something visible on the days the octopus is feeling antisocial. We're small and can't afford to have 1 or 2 tanks with apparently nothing in them!!!


When I get a chance I'll try to get a photo of the little tank.

Cheers

Jean
 

brett

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i suggest this forum either be removed or renamed becasue if someone glances at the title and doesnt read the content they would get the wrong idea.... ya know what i mean?
 

fluffysquid

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Octopus: "crunch crunch... mmm.. tankmates" (insert Homer Simpson impression here)

i'll bet he's a happy octopus at the moment, though.
 

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