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Felicia's New Pet Octopus - LOTS of VIDS & PICS!!!

This is a discussion on Felicia's New Pet Octopus - LOTS of VIDS & PICS!!! within the Tank Journals forums, part of the Aquarium Related Chat category; So took a break from work on Saturday to take Felicia to King Ed's to check out what's new. Robert ...

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    Default Felicia's New Pet Octopus - LOTS of VIDS & PICS!!!

    So took a break from work on Saturday to take Felicia to King Ed's to check out what's new. Robert had in a juvenile octopus in a plastic container to keep it from escaping. Made me a great deal so after thinking it over, we decided to buy it and convert a tank at home into a species octopus tank. Cleaned out the tank and filter, added some cycled hydroton out of my SW reef tank, siphoned water into it, and let Felicia decorate the tank. I added a cured piece of cool live rock and voila. Here are some pics and videos.

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    Some quick pics

    In the last pic, its that reddish blob hiding near the middle. Looks just like part of the rock. Great camouflage. They're also known to be excellent escape artists so tank is sealed well and any new bigger, better species tank in the future will be properly sealed as well.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdLs8nBtZVQ

    Here's a short video we shot yesterday after we got the new octopus into its initial home. As it grows, I'll upgrade to a bigger all-in-one or build a sealed species tank for it.

    This little octopus is intelligent. It has already figured out that feeding skewer = food. As soon as Felicia sticks the skewer into the tank, it reaches up and grabs it with one or more of its little arms. I'm getting Felicia to feed it at the same time every night so it will learn its feeding schedule.

    Very interactive pet. Totally blows my fish, corals, and other inverts out of the water when it comes to playing with us.

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    do you know the species? you expect it to get huge?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dino View Post
    do you know the species? you expect it to get huge?
    I think it's Abdopus aculeatus or long legged/algae octopus. Stays small (head will grow to walnut or plum size max) from what I've read. Rare to get them the size of mine. Short life span so small is good. If we can get it to survive the first month, I think we should be good for longer term success. 2 main negatives is short life and many hide most of the time, especially early on so every time we look in the tank, unless it's cruising about, it's a game of hide & seek. Too many owners panic and start moving everything around looking for their new octopus and stressing it out. We have to control that urge. I'm going to seal it's tank better and give it a 50% waterchange after a school so the girls can help.

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    That is very cool! They are smart animals
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    I missed that on Saturday. But what a wicked little pet. Hopefully it lives to it's maximum lifespan, and the kids are not heartbroken when it passes. Keep up the pics/vids Anthony. Thanx for posting.

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    Wow that's awesome , please keep give is update

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    What a unique pet. Have you named it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomC View Post
    What a unique pet. Have you named it?
    No name yet but I'll leave that to my girls.

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