RIP Ahab

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  1. joefish84

    joefish84 Sepia elegans Registered

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    well she died on sunday... :goodbye: i guess she lived a happy life to her full extent, being captured and only having 7 legs... laying eggs a month later only to watch her babies after they hatched get eaten alive by a cardnal fish and the rest sucked up by filtration... then a week and a half of happy play time... oh well she was a very interesting octopus from the start but i guess its time to look for another one:roll:
     
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    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

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    RIP Ahab.:angelpus:
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    RIP Ahab :angelpus:

    Sorry that she was with you for such a short time, but she did seem to enjoy her life in your tank.

    Nancy
     
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    to Bad :(
    RIP ahab
     
  5. bobwonderbuns

    bobwonderbuns Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    Oh I'm sooo sorry to hear about Ahab. Don't let it get you down -- maybe you can be a dad to another bouncing baby octo in the near future! We enjoyed all the pix and updates on Ahab. Thank you for sharing her with us! :grin:
     
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    Cephkid Sepia elegans Supporter

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    Rest...In...Peace...:cyclops:
    Seriously though, sorry for the loss...
    :goodbye: Ahab.
     
  7. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    RIP Ahab.

    Any chance any of her progeny could still be hiding in the tank?
     
  8. joefish84

    joefish84 Sepia elegans Registered

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    dont know the babies were planktonic and i think they mostly got sucked up in the filtratioin or eaten by the cardnal which had a plump belly the next morning after the hatch... i havent seen any baby octos anywhere either and ive been looking pretty hard... oh well. ill keep my eyes open for a new octo though and if i get one and babies do appear ill just take them out and put them into other tanks
     
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    so sorry, although remeber how that one member, (i think jean but not sure) had a baby briarius but didnt know about it until crabs started disapering...

    chris
     
  10. Jean

    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Not me! we don't get Bimacs or Briarius in NZ!

    RIP Ahab :angelpus:

    J
     
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    Sorry for your loss... :sad:
     
  12. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    It was me - I had the baby briareus(I put 6 day-old hatchlings into my tank) and didn't know that one had survived until the crabs started disappearing - actually, first I saw the amphipods begin to disappear, then the crabs - but I never saw her until she was 4 months old! She came out in an angry red huff because my husband was scraping some algae off the glass. What a surprise!!

    So you never know - you can always hope that one survives.

    Nancy
     
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    RIP Ahab :angelpus:
     

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