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  1. #1

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    well my moms boyfriend wanted to think about an octopus tank for a change on things. im trying to sway him away from the idea because i will be the one taking care of it lol but im doing my research as i wouldnt hate an octopus either. basically he wants it to be a minimal set up tank, but im unsure of what will actually live comfortably in a 55g, it any. he said that a 75g or a 90 wouldnt be out of the question if need be. but before we plan the set up i need to know what octopus ill be looking at and go from there.

    so the question stands, what common octopus would comfortably live in a 55g tank?
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    I really don't know a lot about them, only having read a few things that I remembered. I think I read about people keeping a red octopus (Octopus bocki) if I remember correctly. Try googling that and if that might be a option

    The below articles might help as well

    http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2003/7/inverts
    http://www.tfhmagazine.com/details/a...an-octopus.htm
    Last edited by Cliff; 02-23-2014 at 10:15 PM.
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    If this does happen, I would love to see a journal for it. The thought of an octopus tank is very fascinating. :D
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    Just be careful if you go with one of these: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/inter...-octopus/2177/
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    Merry Christmas! - Lab_Rat thank you for the birthday wishes - mommy1 Happy One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue For being understanding, thank you - Cliff (closest I could find to a catfish) Thanks for the nomination! - sheamurai 
    Thank you for the MOTM nomination - mommy1 I think you deserve a random gift. Yes, I think you do. - PhillipOrigami For being a fellow MA native! - Lolita Happy Birthday to you. - jeffs99dime Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 I've not seen anyone with an umbrella here. You seem to have an odd collection of gifts...so here's my contribution. :-) - ~firefly~ "genocidex;1139790]stupid question... but would i be able to use lawn clovers in a tank?  lol"  REALLY - Strider199 crayfish! - Brhino thanks for sharing - sheamurai 
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    Id love to go with one of those tbh that would be choice but theres several reasons i cant get those lol
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    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
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    The main thing about keeping an octopus that turns me off is their short lifespan.

    If ever there was a drawback to keeping cephalopods; it is this: the majority have a natural lifespan of somewhere between six months and two years. Some deep sea or coldwater species like*Bathypolypus arcticus*have been known to live for six years. It is your decision whether or not it all seems worth it.
    http://www.tonmo.com/community/pages...g-cephalopods/

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    It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 I've not seen anyone with an umbrella here. You seem to have an odd collection of gifts...so here's my contribution. :-) - ~firefly~ "genocidex;1139790]stupid question... but would i be able to use lawn clovers in a tank?  lol"  REALLY - Strider199 crayfish! - Brhino thanks for sharing - sheamurai 
    For filling out my school! :) - Flyby Stardancer silly rabbit... - sheamurai They say one of these a day keeps doctors away.... - Trillianne Day Two... - Trillianne Thanks for the frogbit very much :) - Greentoads41 
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    with much reading and researching on the wonderful octopus, i think its out of my league. neither of us have any experience with SW tanks so i think this will be a pet idea for maybe 10yrs from now ROFL. they require so much work to keep the tank clean for them as they are messy eaters and shed their skins and testicles often. this with the combined cost of the octopus its self, might be a deal breaker. might be working on a cool crab tank though
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
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    There are a lot of really cool marine critters you can look into

    If you want to stick with inverts, how about a peacock mantis shrimp ?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genocidex View Post
    shed their skins and testicles
    They do what now?!?!?

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    Merry Christmas! - Lab_Rat thank you for the birthday wishes - mommy1 Happy One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue For being understanding, thank you - Cliff (closest I could find to a catfish) Thanks for the nomination! - sheamurai 
    Thank you for the MOTM nomination - mommy1 I think you deserve a random gift. Yes, I think you do. - PhillipOrigami For being a fellow MA native! - Lolita Happy Birthday to you. - jeffs99dime Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 I've not seen anyone with an umbrella here. You seem to have an odd collection of gifts...so here's my contribution. :-) - ~firefly~ "genocidex;1139790]stupid question... but would i be able to use lawn clovers in a tank?  lol"  REALLY - Strider199 crayfish! - Brhino thanks for sharing - sheamurai 
    For filling out my school! :) - Flyby Stardancer silly rabbit... - sheamurai They say one of these a day keeps doctors away.... - Trillianne Day Two... - Trillianne Thanks for the frogbit very much :) - Greentoads41 
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    "But first, I need to finish this section and include a little about the unusual filtration needs of n octopus. Octopuses are almost continually shedding the skin on their suckers and arms, and so there tends to be a lot of large bits floating around that need to be removed from the tank before they begin to rot."

    http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2003/7/inverts

    i think i read that a little wrong but the part about shedding skin was correct.

    @ cliff - ye the mantis shrimp would be the first SW thing we will be looking at maybe setting up in his 29g no
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
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