Octopus died.

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  1. AprylWillis

    AprylWillis GPO Registered

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    Octopus died. I don't blame myself or anyone else. We did all we could and I thought we made excellent parents. We made sure he was fed almost every day, every other day and gave him water changes frequently.

    We think he died from old age. We noticed it was his "time" a week ago when he became unresponsive to our movement when we'd approach the glass. His breathing became labored and he sulked in the corner a lot.

    He loved opening containers to find crab and playing tug-of-war with my fiance.

    We'll miss him. R.I.P Master Chief.

    He didn't lay eggs, or even attempt. We think that it was "burying" itself, or preparing for its own death as some animals do in the wild. We've had him for 5 1/2 months and he's had a good life with us. We would play tug-of-war, hold him, etc. He was a good octo. Very sweet with people and interactive. I hope I find another one like him someday.

    Thank you, Tonmo.com! I know you all strived to save my octo.
     
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    Lev O. bimaculoides Registered

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    I'm very sorry for your loss.

    R.I.P Master Chief
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  3. sorseress

    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

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    RIP Master Chief. :angelpus: :sad:
     
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    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    :sad: :angelpus:
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    :cry: :angelpus:

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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    :angel: So sorry to hear....RIP Master Chief
     
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    sorry....RIP Master Chief :angelpus:
     
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    Awe... I'm very sorry.:angel:
     
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    :sad: :angelpus: RIP little guy.
     
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    zyan silver O. bimaculoides Registered

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    we all rejoiced in the life and times of Master Chief.!!!. gone but not soon forgotten. peace. Zy
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    RIP Master Chef :angelpus:

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    Phuntoon O. bimaculoides Registered

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    So sorry for your loss......R.I.P. Master Chief
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  14. AprylWillis

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    Thanks guys! I don't know if I'm going to attempt another octopus. I'd like to add some color to my tank. I appreciate the comments! We're putting him to rest today :(
     
  15. Animal Mother

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    I'm sharing your sorrows here, as my little 8 armed buddy has gone to the octopus garden in the sky today as well.
     
  16. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Animal Mother,

    Thanks for sharing Einy's stories :cry: . I have tried two pygmys because of your sharing. Both died quickly (both were full grown) but I was glad for the experience. My original octopus, Trapper, is still alive. I fear he may also be a pygmy :sad: but I hope he becomes more the little buddy Einy was before he leaves.
     
  17. tonmo

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    RIP Master Chief. Thank you AprylWillis for bringing him into our homes!
     

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