Well I had to give my octo up :(

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  1. stits

    stits Blue Ring Registered

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    He was just to big for a 50 gallon over two feet from tip to tip. He is now @ an LFS being the store pet. Good thing is he's only 8 months old so he has allot more time to live.
     
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    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    ahhh that's too bad but glad to hear that the octo went to a suitable home.. at least that way lots of people will get to see how cool the octopus is!!!

    :)
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Glad you were able to find a good home for your octopus.

    We probably should be recommending bigger tanks for bimacs - maybe 75 gallons, with 50 as a minimum.

    If you treat them well, bimacs do seem to thrive!

    Nancy
     
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    This one is just huge. Anything less that 125 would be a bad idea.
     
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    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    perhaps you got a bimaculatus instead of ...loides??? any ideas?
     
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    Sorry it had to go, what are you planning to do next
     
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    No it had solid rings.....just got an extra large one I guess. I am thinking of getting some Cuttle fish but only time will tell.
     
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    Wow...quite a big one. How did you manage to get him to the LFS?
     
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    Oh, joy :bonk:. I had to tear down the tank and they kept trying to net him. First time I did this he got in the net and fast as I could lift him out he walked out of the net. Next time I got a face full of water from his funnel and the 3rd try he inked. But the 4th time I was lucky enough to get him into a bucket and rush him over to the LFS.
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Stits,

    Sorry to hear you mate had to go :( Do you have visitation rights?

    J
     
  11. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Did the octo settle into its new home okay?
     
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    Armstrong Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Re: Well I had to give my octo up :(

    when I get my octo and it grows too big, Im gonna release it to the beach and let it live freely.
     
  13. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    just watch you dont get caught!!! :wink:
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    We release ours, course we also catch our own, you have no IDEA of the paperwork involved, specially now that cephs are legally recognised as ............animals!

    J
     

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