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[Octopus]: 章鱼

OctopusChan

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真蛸(normal octopus),
长蛸 (variabilis),
I kept the second one for over 6 month(and it seems like he would always crash my tank and get hurts on his skin,which caused the death finally),but the first one for only few days.
They are both brought from local market.
have you met the same kind of octopus too?
 

tonmo

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:welcome: to TONMO and thanks for joining!

Looks like we've had a few O. variabilis keepers -- you'll see several threads on this if you try our Search feature. Are you keeping any octopuses currently?
 

OctopusChan

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:welcome: to TONMO and thanks for joining!

Looks like we've had a few O. variabilis keepers -- you'll see several threads on this if you try our Search feature. Are you keeping any octopuses currently?
My last octopus died in Feb(naturally death),and Im waiting for a vulgaris now.
and ...yes,I still have trouble in preventing a variabilis from hurt itself,I will search more.
thank you.
 

tonmo

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When you get your vulgaris, I hope you'll start a journal for it -- check out our other cephalopod journals, they're great.
 

Nancy

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Hi, and welcome to the site!

Nice photos you just posted. It will be interesting when you get your vulgaris.

How big is your tank?

Nancy
 

DWhatley

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Do you have hiding places for your octopus? If you can see him when he hides, he needs a better place. Good hiding places will help with the jetting. What size is your tank?

Oh, I see you posted the tank size while I typed. Yes 60 cm long is too small for vulgaris. The tank should be at least 4x longer than the animal.
 

OctopusChan

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Do you have hiding places for your octopus? If you can see him when he hides, he needs a better place. Good hiding places will help with the jetting. What size is your tank?
I got a jar for him,but actually he sleep inside few times,maybe a jar is not suit for
variabilis.My tank is 60*60*60
 

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