octo's and anglers

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  1. 0ctopussy

    0ctopussy Cuttlefish Registered

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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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    0ctopussy Cuttlefish Registered

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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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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    I reckon eventually somebody would be sombody elses dinner!

    J
     
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    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    And outside of that they simply do not grow at the same rate!
     
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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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    doomed to failure... doomed i say... doomed :bugout:
     
  8. joel_ang

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

    dragonfish GPO Registered

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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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    dragonfish GPO Registered

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    the peaceful one was a osteoglossum ferreira or black arowana

    the one I have now is a O. biccirhossum or silver aro.
     
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    Scouse Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    well thats open to debate, since im an angler an i ate mountains of pulpo an calamari last night :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: !!!!!
     
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    Blacks are real beautiful when young, too bad they have to lose their coloration.
     

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