RIP Pudge

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  1. NickA5582

    NickA5582 Sepia elegans Registered

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    Pudge died sometime this afternoon, I had no idea what killed him, then I looked at the thermometer and it was 85 degrees! My mom said she turned the heater up because Pudge was 'cold'. My heater was also sensitive or something, I've had problems with this brand before. :x

    I buried him in a bucket with his feeding stick around 3:00 to 4:00, I was going to put him in the lake, but the ice would have been too thick. :cry:
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    I'm really sorry to hear that Nick.
     
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    :cry:
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm sooo sorry to hear about Pudge :(

    Carol
     
  5. Burstsovenergy24

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    :cry:





    Do you think that was the only cause?
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    So very sorry about Pudge. It's very hard to lose your octo.
    It was nice of you to bury him with his feeding stick.

    Nancy
     
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    sorry about that :( :( :( :( :(
     
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    Gee, real sorry to hear about that :( But don't give up though.
     
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    :cry:

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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Nick,

    What brand was the heater?

    :(
     
  11. NickA5582

    NickA5582 Sepia elegans Registered

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    I can't remember off the top of my head, it has a little seahorse on the box next to the name and is transparent, I'll try to find the box.
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Nick, how long do you think Pudge was at 85 degrees? I'm doing some investigation into temperatures that bimacs do well in, and temperatures that they can tolerate. The range seems to be a bit wider than I thought.

    Nancy
     
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    Is the sign a blue seahorse?
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Nancy,

    I noticed that too. While looking for Rossia Pacifica I saw that it said 54-79F for bimacs.
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes, apparently they can tolerate those temperatures, but higher temperatures increase their metabolism and result in a shorter lifespan.

    From what I've been able to find out so far, mid sixties to lower seventies is the range you should aim for.

    I don't know about a temperature as high as 85 degrees, even for a short time. Since bimacs live in shallow water, they are naturally subjected to some temperature variation. I'll continue looking into this.

    Nancy
     
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    ...also means that they get some salinity variation too, perhaps one reason why they are an excellent home octo?
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes, and another thing I learned was that, living from depths of 1 to 30 feet, they are in a brighter environment than the deeper water octos, and therefore tolerate aquarium lights better.

    Nancy
     
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    I am so very sorry for your loss :cry: I know how heart breaking it can be :cry: But I hope you get another octo, they are so wonderful.
     

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