Plants for octo tank?

Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by SabrinaR, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. SabrinaR

    SabrinaR Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Registered

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    My tank looks pretty boring these days as there is really nothing in either of my octo tanks.

    I noticed that Live Aquaria has a few plants for sell and I was thinking of putting some in the tanks.

    Any of these... http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/aquarium-fish-supplies.cfm?c=490

    Tell me what you think and/or if there are any that I should stay away from.
     
  2. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    With the exception of the mangroves, they are all macro algaes and all are find for an octopus aquarium but may not live long (IME). I like to keep a piece of Halimeda, shaving brush or sea pansy (mermaids fan) in the sand infront of my LR just to add the green color. You might also look at sponges and/or gorgonians to add a little color.

    The gracilaria, sea lettuce and cheato will float and come apart. I find them better suited for a refugium or my food tanks than for a display. Some gracilaria will root to rocks but not the kind pictured.
     
  3. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice looking shells will also help add color and you don't need to worry about them being damaged by the octopus.

    Nancy
     

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