octo's and anglers

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Is it safe to keep an octopus and an anglar together? since anglars don't move very much, it probably wouldn't bother it so much.
 

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Anglers as you probably know have huge mouths and can swallow really big stuff. A baby octo certainly wouldn't be safe. But on the other hand, if you get a large octo, the tables are turned and the angler isn't going to be too happy. They also might compete for food if you feed the angler shrimps.
 

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but wut if i get a baby octo but also get a small angler? would that make a difference at all?
 

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It depends on the exact size, an octo can take on something 1 1/2 times its mantle length and even venomous fish. Sorry to be so negative but octopuses simply don't do well with other fish in aquariums.
 

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But there are a few exceptions :) Seahorses, shrimp, damsels and for me a cuttle.
 

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I think all combinations of predatory animals are a matter of luck.

you can always try, if you're lucky, you'll have a feature, if not, well you gave it a shot

e.g. I once was able to keep 3-5 cm apistogramma ramirezi (a small cichlid) with a 50 cm arowana (big predator with a huge mouth). it went great. the aro I've got now even takes out 20cm fish if they bother him too much.
 

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What species of aro? I have to agree with dragonfish, it all really depends on luck especially if the co-habitant is a natural food source like shrimps and octos.
 

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