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  1. 0ctopussy

    0ctopussy Cuttlefish Registered

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    i just recently became fascinated by cephelapods after seeing a beautiful little blue ring in my lfs. my tank is in the process of cycling right now and i would like to know wut the smallest octopus is that i can get. i know blue rings are pretty small and i am also aware that they r extremely venomous. so ne ideas r greatly appreciated
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    How big is your tank and what are you cycling it with?
     
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    ant Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    i think the smallest is the dwa rf. Ur right about blue rings.
     
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    0ctopussy Cuttlefish Registered

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    as of right now, i have a 10 gallon, but im plannin on just keeping a baby one in it and then transferring it over to my 29 gallon once i get that started. i'm cyclin it with 2 damsels right now
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    A ten gallon is really small. Do you have the 29 now?


    About the dwarfs-

    Dwarfs arent active when you are and dont live very long (only about 6 months). Because they (and their eggs) are so small it is hard to culture them so people go out into the wild to find them. Since it is hard to catch a healthy thing you normally get a old or/and sick dwarf with only a few weeks to live.
     
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    i do have the 29 now, but as of right now, it has my brother's turtle in it, but he's getting rid of it so when it's gone, i was gonna convert it to a salt water tank
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Ok. I would say that you soak in as much info as you can and when he gets rid of the turtle you cycle it using stuff from the 10 gallon.

    Also you can use the ten gallon for a fuge later.

    Has your brother used copper in his tank? There is a parasite called Ich that a turtle might get and you treat that with copper or by turning up the heater and adding salt. Copper+Octo=BAD
     
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    no he hasn't used copper on it. he actually takes really crappy care of his turtle and all he does is feed it and clean the water. he doesn't even have a heater or filter or nething for it, that's y he's getting rid of it
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Hopefully you wont treat an octo the same way!

    How soon is he getting rid of it?
     
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    o trust me, i take extremely good care of my animals. I don't know how long it'll be till he get's rid of it, but he's looking
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Do you have any previous experience?
     
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    i've had about 10 years experience w/freshwater fish and about a year with saltwater, but none wutsoever w/octo's
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Well that certainly makes things easier! You know about the nitrogen cycle, ect?.
     
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    i have brief knowledge about that
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Youve spend 10 years in the hobby and you only have brief knowledge? :shock:
     
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    yes because i didn't know anything about water quality stuff. I've always just been takin a sample of water to the shop and just have them tell me if it was good or not
     
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    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    I think what BOE is getting at is the cycling process. All aquariums will go through it. It just varies from marine to freshwater on your approach and what is needed.

    Never fret you are in the place to learn. :D
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Yep! :D
     
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    I don't believe I have gotten to say :welcome: to TONMO!
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Wow Neptune, you're right!

    :welcome: 0ctopussy! :D
     

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