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Melissa

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Jean, what a horrible day you must have had. Sorry to hear about Earle. Sterilizing the tank sounds like a big job.

Steve's news about new research is encouraging, by onliners no less - makes me wonder whether we'll see some of it here on TONMO.

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As promised Portobello Midget Octopus Tank Pics

Well here are some pics as promised. Unfortunately the octi was under the undergravel filter at the time so no pics of him!

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more! plus I found one of the midget in holding, he was peaking out of a horse mussel shell. Sorry it's a little fuzzy!

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Great pics! How big is Plasma? and is midget named Midget??? Great names!!!

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The midget octopus never gets much bigger than a manderin! Hence the midget title (bites though!). And yep Carol we just call him Midget .

Plasma measures about 1.5 metres across his arms and his mantle is about the size of a rugby ball!

We actually have another Plasma (smaller about 50cm arm spread)!!!!!!!! But he keeps escaping, he's taken up residence in a neighbouring tank behind all the rock work :x and short of dismantling the tank we can't get him out. we'll have to wait til he gets too big for his hole (and yes we've tried enticing him with a juicy crab.......no go!)

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