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Small Octo & Fish Question

cr3w66

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#1
Hi all - I have a question concerning a small octopus, about 2 in, and some fish. I currently have 2 large damsels and a med/lg clownfish; will an octo of this small size eat these guys right away? I realize he will as he gets older & bigger, but what about now at this size? Any hope for their survival now? Any help would be great!
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Nancy

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#2
Actually, your octopus might be in more danger than your fish! We don't recommend putting fish and octopuses together - many times the fish, especially damsels, will go for the octopus's eyes and keep him from coming out of his den. On the other hand, at a certain size, the octo may catch and eat the fish.

Nancy
 

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