well , Im tired of octos

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  1. marinerules

    marinerules Wonderpus Registered

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    at least bimacs, ive had one in the past and while they are fun to watch , the one time out of two weeks they decide to venture around.

    bimac are too small for my tank which is a 240 ,

    im either going to get a vulgaris or even larger species next time

    ive had my bimacs probably for 3 or 4 months, and their heads are still not even 2 inches long

    i got tired of seeing no activity in my tank so i went to the petstore and bought 7 chromis fish and 4 blue yellow tails damsels.

    if they bother him thats fine , if he bothers the fish thats fine,

    but at least i have somehting to look at and my company i have over has something to look at when th eoctpous is hiding
     
  2. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    Maybe you got into keeping cephs for all of the wrong reasons then.

    We keep them and learn about them because we find them interesting, not to "crank" any house guest's attention.

    No sympathy from me on this one...don't buy any more octos.

    greg
     
  3. DocFrye

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    I second that, Greg, but what did we really expect?
     
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    sorry but i must agree with the above, Octos are great.
     
  5. Paradox

    Paradox Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    u have a 240??? get a couple cuttlefish (sepia officinalis)

    youll never be bored again.

    Octopets carry them.
     
  6. DHyslop

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    I believe he's been given this advice before, too.

    Dan
     
  7. marinerules

    marinerules Wonderpus Registered

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    oh

    i didnt ask for your sympathy


    im not expecting him to be out all the time , im just saying HE hardly ever DOES ANYTHING ,

    and im even talking about he wont eat unless i push it in front of him.

    and this was before i added the fish

    only reason i havent tried the cuttlefish , is because they are more expensive and they arenot as easy to keep in aquaria as octopuses are.

    I think im going to trade it in , and get a clownfish , ect, anenomies, like i used to have , where there was all kinds of stuff to watch
     
  8. Paradox

    Paradox Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    The octopuses you have are probably still young. Younger ones dont come out to often. Sometimes they dont start trusting thier environment or keeper until they are older. When this occurs, they are almost out all of the time.

    However, these guys may not satisfy what you are looking for in an aquarium pet. So going back to fish, anenomies and such may be a good decision.

    I wouldnt fully rule out the cuttlefish option for they seem easier to keep then octos in my opinion. No need to cover any holes or seal the tank. And they are almost always in sight, so you dont have to search or worry about them. I think most octo owners have had thier fair share of freak outs thinking thier octopus is missing/escaped/dead because they cant visually see it at times in which they normally appear, to later find that he was just being shy for the day hiding under a rock.

    I think the tone of this thread seemed a little negative because this is a cephalopod forum filled with people who have strong passions for them. And to post to just says im tired of octos, because they are boring would be akin to posting on a 49ers forum stating that you dont like the 49ers...

    Anyways..hope your new occupants for your tank will be more satisfying. I wish i had the room for a 240...
     
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    squall7733 O. vulgaris Registered

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    Maybe he doesnt like you thats why you dont see him :P
     
  10. cthulhu77

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    I wasn't giving any. Please don't order any more cephs...it sounds like they are not your cup of tea.
    Coral tanks with anemones, clownfish, and the like can be very beautiful and fun to watch...perhaps more along your taste !
    greg
     
  11. Colin

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    Going to have to side with Greg on this too Kirtis.

    Its been quite a while since you first started trying out cephalopods and you always get bored with them within a few weeks, I'd suggest that any octopus or cuttlefish you get would also not hold you attention for very long
     
  12. erich orser

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    You want something really, really impressive? Keep your salt tank and turn it into a reef tank, and then get a much bigger tank in which to start raising American freshwater predators, like gar. Catch them yourself relatively locally, raise them, and have a Dr. No-style environment for these freshwater N. American monsters. Trust me, your guests will be impressed. Alligator gar are an amazingly frightening species to look at.

    Or, of course, go with cuttles, as has been recommended before.
     
  13. DHyslop

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    I had a roomate that had a small gar in a 125 gallon tank. It was my favorite fish ever. It wasn't very exciting, it didn't like to move very fast, but it was just so cool. In the year and a half we had that tank, I saw him eat once. He just sucked down a feeder whole. That's the only freshwater fish that I've ever been interested in keeping.

    Dan
     

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