Thinking ahead

Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by asid61, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. asid61

    asid61 GPO Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2011
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    0
    I just started my "reef" a couple of months ago, but only got corals into it a few weeks ago. Are there any octopuses that could go in there in about 6-8 months?
    I have a sponge filter, All ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate readings are 0, 1phosphate, 560 calcium (working on getting it down), 0 copper, and good specs for everything else.
    Any octos I could put in there in a few months?
    Also, the only livestock as of now is a small frogspawn and green star polyp.
    I am able to provide live for it's entire life, but can the smaller kinds be weaned onto frozen?
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. iAlex

    iAlex Vampyroteuthis Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    436
    Likes Received:
    57
    It would be helpful to know how big of a tank it is. :P
     
  3. CaptFish

    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2009
    Messages:
    2,832
    Likes Received:
    96
    Location:
    South Florida
    Like Alex said size would be helpful.

    frogspawn the coral? if so it is known to sting and should be removed.
     
  4. asid61

    asid61 GPO Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2011
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    0
    Whoops, forgot tank size:oops:.It's 10 gallons.
    I can remove the frogspawn.
     
  5. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2006
    Messages:
    19,078
    Likes Received:
    1,123
    Location:
    Gainesville, GA USA
    Sadly, ten gallons is too small even for a dwarf species.
     
  6. asid61

    asid61 GPO Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2011
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ah well... I'll just stick with mantis shrimp until I can afford a larger tank.
     
  7. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2006
    Messages:
    19,078
    Likes Received:
    1,123
    Location:
    Gainesville, GA USA
    I have had two and they are kind of fun. I have not kept a peacock yet though and the two I have kept (one still with me) were much smaller and not as colorful but the one I have now will come up to my finger outside the tank (after 2 years) and show curiosity. Initially when he decided to be bold enough to approach, he wrapped the tank wall but now he just looks at me quizically.
     
  8. skywindsurfer

    skywindsurfer Architeuthis Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2009
    Messages:
    1,723
    Likes Received:
    5
    Oh come on, be bold, take the plunge, shake hands with it. lol You know you want to.
     
  9. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2006
    Messages:
    19,078
    Likes Received:
    1,123
    Location:
    Gainesville, GA USA
    I know I don't want to (but one of our members enjoys training his to be hand friendly) but neither Slither nor Fidel have ever come after me when I clean their tanks (which I have always done with both of them bare handed). I would not be so bold with a peacock though.
     
  10. skywindsurfer

    skywindsurfer Architeuthis Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2009
    Messages:
    1,723
    Likes Received:
    5
  11. asid61

    asid61 GPO Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2011
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    0
    I saw that movie on youtube a few weeks ago!
    Wait I'm making a new thread because a whole new variable just came up. :)
     

Share This Page