Olorin & Achilles Journal

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  1. dreadhead

    dreadhead Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    I should of started this awhile ago,but better late than never.
    They are both doing great.They come out every morning and every evening,and cruise a little in the afternoon.
    They are both eating a wide variety food(shrimp,scallops,crabs,squid,and mussels).
    Olorin is very interactive while Achilles is a little more stand offish.Hopefully Achilles will warm up one day.

    here are a few photos of Olorin.I still can't get a good one of Achilles.
     

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  2. dreadhead

    dreadhead Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    and one more.
     

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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Asher,
    Are they in the same tank with a baffled divider? If I have not confused my octos (again) this was your plan but they interacted aggressively before you completed the divider and you separated them, expecting to put them back together as soon as the tank was secured.
     
  4. dreadhead

    dreadhead Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    No they have thier own tanks.I belive that was either AM or shipposhack.
     
  5. Animal Mother

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    Nope, that was Simple. And we haven't heard anything about them since that happened.
     
  6. dreadhead

    dreadhead Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Sorry for the confusion(I guess i was to lazy to actually look it up myself).
     
  7. Jon Crossan

    Jon Crossan O. bimaculoides Registered

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    those are beautiful what species is that?
     
  8. dreadhead

    dreadhead Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    O. Briareus.(Caribbean reef octopus).tons O fun!
     
  9. dreadhead

    dreadhead Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Last night I had some family over and they wanted to see Olorin and Achilles eat.So I thawed out some scallops and put on a show.Achilles ate no problem,however when I fed Olorin he grabbed the food and inked just a bit.The only other time he did this is when my brother and his wife were watching,I guess he doesn't like company over for dinner.
     
  10. dreadhead

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    a friend of mine is a crabber,and he gave me a few small crabs today.Here are a few pics of Achilles eating a crab that may be too big.
     

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    dreadhead Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Unfortunately I found Achilles under his tank all dried up.Not sure how he got out but I'm gonna find out,and double check Olorins tank to make sure he can't get out.RIP little one.
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    RIP Achilles:angelpus:

    So sad when they crawl out of the tank. Please check your water parameters to make sure they're OK. And yes, make sure that Olorin can't escape too.

    Nancy
     
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    :goodbye:

    Sorry.
     
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    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    :angelpus: sorry.
     
  15. dreadhead

    dreadhead Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    I checked Achilles tank and one of the corners of the cover came loose.I re taped it and checked Olorins tank(it is sealed).It's a shame,and I feel terrible but it's a lesson to me and everyone else MAKE SURE YOUR TANK IS SECURE!!!On a positive not Olorin is doing well and getting bigger by the day.
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I am probably not the only one who is double checking the latches every night since you reported Achilles escape
     
  17. Animal Mother

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    Every night right after I go to bed I end up getting up and making sure. I'm probably about to add a few more layers of duct tape... and reinforce the screen somehow.... and probably add the rough side of some sticky velcro all the way around. Kalypso's strength is making me wonder how long it will be before she is man-handling everything.
     
  18. dreadhead

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    I do like the velcro idea,I may try that myself along with the duct tape.
     
  19. dreadhead

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    I just got a new tank mate for Olorin,a purple linckia,or a tamaria stria.It depends on whether my guy at the lfs knows what he is talking about or not.I do trust him but you never know,he said it was a purple linckia but I hear they are rare.
     
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    I'm so sorry to hear.....:angelpus:
     

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