unknown tank mate

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    Tako_Poke O. vulgaris Registered

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    Hey again,
    I need help identifying a fish thats in my tank. Ive looked everywhere but so far ive come up with nothing! Im worried it could be poisoness or an unsuitable tank mate for my octo. Does anyone know of any usefull tools that could help?
    -Nick
     
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    Tako_Poke O. vulgaris Registered

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    Nevermind I found out that it was actually a leaf scorpianfish. But I am worried it could be harmful to my octo. :hmm:
     
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    Tako_Poke O. vulgaris Registered

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    Yep thats the one. So far the only thing its hurt was a blenny. It went crazy but it hasnt died. Its just tripping all over the tank biting itself. The octopus seems to have aknowledged the scorpianfish though.
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    This isn't a good tankmate for you octopus. How about putting it in its own tank?

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    Tako_Poke O. vulgaris Registered

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    He seems pretty docile. Plus I need him to eat some of these annoying little fishes in the tank. But after he does that I think ill release him into the ocean.
     
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    What kind of annoying little fishes? They have to be pretty small to fit inside his little mouth.
     
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    I don't think you should release it into the ocean. It might not naturally live in your area and could cause problems. Even if you do live near their habitat it could have pathogens from you tank that could hurt other fish. Do you have another tank you could put it in or a LFS that might take it?

    Ben
     
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    Tako_Poke O. vulgaris Registered

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    Dont worry, ill just return it to where I caught it from. Oh and the annoying fishes were flagfishes I think...
     

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