View Full Version : Any octopie owners?

08-14-2008, 03:01 AM
I was wondering if anybody on the forums owns an octopus.

08-14-2008, 03:08 AM
There are none here that I know of. Rather specialized creatures they are.

08-14-2008, 06:21 AM
My girlfriend really wants one. The only problem is they cant share a tank with anybody and the will escape most tanks.

08-14-2008, 06:47 AM
My girlfriend really wants one.

lol... I think most people would like to have one.

08-14-2008, 08:26 AM
The marine lab associated with the College here has a Pacific Octo or two they keep in aquaria.

Generally speaking they're escape artists. Small ones are kept in aquaria with locking (no really, they're clamped shut), tight fitting, lids. Larger specimens are kept in an enclosure like aquaria with an open top and ~2 feet of astro-turf along the lip of the tank above the water line so they can't get a grip and mosey on out of the tank. They feed them 3 times a week on shore crabs which are taken with gusto.

Was there something specific you'd like to know?

08-14-2008, 09:07 PM
Nope, I was just seeing if anybody actually had one, I might look into getting one some day, a days thousands of days from today.

08-14-2008, 09:54 PM
I had one years ago, many of the smaller species only live 5 months in your tank and are tricky to care for. If you specifically want one, its worth it

08-16-2008, 03:26 AM
:o How much did you pay for the one?

08-16-2008, 03:46 AM
:o How much did you pay for the one?

$80 if i remember right

08-16-2008, 09:28 PM
Ok, I thought they would be more.

08-19-2008, 01:45 AM
Check out this video. Shows you just how much of a wonder these things can be.

When I first saw the words, "Flexibility Test", I wondered how the hell, since they don't even have a back bone so that should be pretty limitless.


08-19-2008, 02:35 AM
Amazing creatures. I caught one on a pier while shark fishing in Georgia. It took 3 of us to catch it, remove the hook (he actually wasn't hooked, just tangled up) and get it back into the water with out being grabbed and bitten. He was practically running across the pier.