Thomas Update

Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by Black96WS6, Sep 11, 2005.

  1. Black96WS6

    Black96WS6 GPO Registered

    Mar 19, 2005
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    Hi all,

    It's been awhile since I've posted, thought I would give a quick Thomas update.

    He's doing fine! Here's a quick summary:

    1. He is hand fed.
    2. Weaned onto frozen foods (uncooked fresh shrimp, mussels, squid, clams, etc)
    3. He's never tried to escape, not even once.
    4. He sometimes squirts water at the top of the tank to get my attention.
    5. Not quite sure of his age, since he was older when I picked him up from OctoPets. However, I've had him for over 4 months now, so I'm guessing he's 7 months old.
    6. I'm experimenting with a Peppermint Shrimp now to get rid of those pesky aiptasias. So far he hasn't eaten him. And I have actually seen the shrimp eat an aiptasia with my own eyes, so I'm glad I got a REAL Peppermint Shrimp and not a look-a-like. I plan on picking up another one today.
    7. Picking up another piece of live rock today to fill in the left side of the tank.
    8. Even though there's a nice vase, PVC tube, and pirate treasure chest, Thomas still prefers his own den at the back right of the tank.
    9. I have about 4 snails in the tank that he leaves alone. But put 1 hermit crab in there and it won't last the night!





    Current Setup Stats:
    30 Gallon Eclipse Tall (carbon/bio-wheel/flourescent lighting)
    60 Gallon-rated Berlin-type protein skimmer
    30+ lbs of live rock
    4 Snails
    1 Peppermint Shrimp
    1 Bimac Octopus

  2. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

    Nov 20, 2002
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    Dallas Texas
    Thanks for updating us! Glad to hear - and see - that Thomas is doing so well.

    He must be well fed since he's not going after the peppermint shrimp! Hope that continues.

    Please continue to report in, even if not too much exciting is happening with Thomas. The best news is that he's doing fine. Thanks for the pics, too.

  3. marinerules

    marinerules Wonderpus Registered

    Aug 21, 2004
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    7 months

    how long is is mantle length ?

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