- Aug 24, 2012
Hello, I have been researching Abdopus aculeatus because I plan on getting a octopus from LiveAquaria.com and that species seems to be the norm for that company. Anywho, I was wondering when I get my octopus how am I supposed to acclimate it? Do I need to quarantine it since it is going to be the ONLY thing in the tank? I plan on definitely getting one but I have 2x75gallon tanks I plan on putting them in. they will be stacked one on top of the other. Is this okay? And Yes, I said them. I want to try and get two in hopes that 1) they will be the same species, 2) they will be male and female (two females will be fine IF they lay viable eggs), and 3) that they breed. I know this is a small egg species and that IF i do get the species that seems to be the norm for LA the hatchlings will probably NOT survive. I am determined to be the FIRST and DOCUMENT EVERYTHING. I plan on posting EVERY NIGHT on this forum, having 24/7 hour surveillance on the Octos (using webcams), Keeping a journal (on here and on laptop), and researching thoroughly before attempting any of this. I WILL SUCCEED. FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION! Now, I know I shouldn't talk like this because the chances are VERY slim that this will succeed, but "WITH GOD'S HELP ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!" I plan on becoming a Marine Biologist. I am in college and have a marine biology class taught by an ACTUAL marine biologist. I know I can do this. I pledge I will do EVERYTHING HUMANLY POSSIBLE TO SUCCEED. I will follow the 4 guidelines I set for this project. I just need your support. Thanks for reading this, taking the time to answer my questions, and believing in me and giving me support.