Just curious, I've seen where liveaquaria sells dwarf octopus'. Does anyone own an octopus or know someone who does? I think that would be super cool, maybe sometime in the future I'll be able to get a tank for one
I think I would want a little less deadly lolI don’t but I would love to have a tiny blue ring. Just too cute!
I think I would want a little less deadly lol
Sorry to hear they drowned. You are much braver than I am, I like to stay on the safe side because I really don't have the best of luck lol. I stay away from poisonous thingsI know. I’m fascinated by all things poisonous. I had the most beautiful aconitum napellus (monkshood) blooming. Had to fence it all off so no one could accidentally brush against it. Too much rain too soon this spring. My darlings drowned. Everybody’s happy but me.
Me too! Maybe one day when my house is basically an aquarium...I would LOVE to have an Octopus!!!
Sorry to hear they drowned. You are much braver than I am, I like to stay on the safe side because I really don't have the best of luck lol. I stay away from poisonous things
Mine too!!! LOL!!!Me too! Maybe one day when my house is basically an aquarium...
Oh my goodness lol. I can only imagine thatI’ve always loved them. Lily of the valley has been my favorite flower since I was three. My biggest problem as with the monkshood is remembering to wear gloves. Once I went blind, hubby would go with me holding a long broom handle I think. If I got too close, he’d put the handle between me and the plants but he wouldn’t come in the fence. Lol
Yeah, I've read where that can happen and it could kill them. I would have it in its own room to avoid that lolIt be cool to have in the tank, until you scare it and it pees out the ink as a defense and suddenly you have a black tank.
Or a really good filtration systemYeah, I've read where that can happen and it could kill them. I would have it in its own room to avoid that lol
The thought of if they should be kept or not came to my mind as well. But I think with enough research, it could be doneWhile the idea sounds kind of neat, I kinda wonder if octopuses SHOULD be kept as pets. They're nothing short of fascinating, but that high intelligence would probably lead it to become bored or depressed in a tank with nothing to do... not to mention they're basically nature's most naturally gifted escape artists, which could mean broken equipment, big messes, or at worst, a dead octopus.
I guess it's possible to keep in in a somewhat octopus-proof tank and give them things to stimulate their little de-centralized minds but it would be a whole lot of work.
IMHO, octopus are too intelligent to keep in hobby aquariums :/ They are fascinating creatures, but need a lot more stimulation than most people are prepared for, live a very long time (under ideal conditions), and can escape from pretty much anything if they're not happy. I worked as a volunteer at a marine lab which had an octopus (a young Giant Pacific Octopus) for over a decade, and it was an amazing animal, and would do tricks not only for food, but for basic interaction and probably as a way to relieve its boredom. It died one night when some mussels blocked up the sea-water intake from the Sound, and the water conditions quickly fell outside of what it needed. It actually escaped its tank (proving it could have done that anytime it wanted, and may HAVE because octopI are known for 'strolling' around Aquarium centers), and was found on the floor, after having tried at least one of the other tide-pool aquariums and not been able to survive there either
I've seen that before! It's amazing to meNo one keeps octopuses that don't want to be kept.
Ah, I'm not as familiar with tropical/dwarf octopI as I am with our native PNW species Turns out you're right -- typically the pet varieties live 1-3 years: So You Want to Keep an Octopus... | Details | Articles | . The articles I looked up said that even our Giant Pacific Octopus can only be expected to live 3-5 years in the wild, but a lot of that is due to predation and the toll reproduction takes on their bodies.I thought they only lived for like 3 years.
Who knows? Science isn't always right and there are exceptions to every rule. I found this to be true from personal experience.Ah, I'm not as familiar with tropical/dwarf octopI as I am with our native PNW species Turns out you're right -- typically the pet varieties live 1-3 years: So You Want to Keep an Octopus... | Details | Articles | . The articles I looked up said that even our Giant Pacific Octopus can only be expected to live 3-5 years in the wild, but a lot of that is due to predation and the toll reproduction takes on their bodies.
(Sorry, meant to post this yesterday, but my time management software kicked me out. LOVE that Fishlore saves my posts for me )
I tried to find an article about our octopus dying, because it was a really big deal at the time. But that time was 20 years ago *sweatdrop* I SWEAR they said they'd had it for a decade...but all I'm finding is figure on how long they're expected to live 'in the wild'.