4 Months for Ink!


Colossal Squid
Staff member
Moderator (Staff)
Nov 20, 2002
Last night, I had put this large killie fish in with Ink. He spent the next hour trying to catch it. Devising all sorts of attack stradigies!! Anyway, he was resting first on my bubble filter, then made his way to the top of the tank and was sitting, eating either a crab or snail he caught. I opened the top of the tank, snapped his picture and starting blowing air at him. He was squirting me with water, arms flailing out of the top of the tank and he kept wanting me to mess with him more! Ollie came to mind!!! Thought to myself, maybe I should back off cause what if I piss him off enough he decides to come after me!!!!! :mrgreen:

yep, great pics and i too am glad to see that Ink is doing so well!!!!!

Ink is a kewl little octopus.
Can you just leave snails and crabs hangin' out in the tank for the octopus to catch on it's own without feeding him yourself?
That would be neat and it would keep the octopus learning it's skills.
Thanks everyone!!

Armstrong - I do put the local shrimp, snails and hermit crabs in, maybe 5 at a time. Ink is a pig though and alot of the times, he catches as much as he can hold as I'm putting them in the tank!!! There is one little blue leg hermit crab he has let live. The local shrimp and killiefish are hard for him to catch, so he spends alot of time after he's caught the easy ones, plotting attacks :mrgreen: . Really funny to watch!

Invazn said:
that is ugly octopus

Actually Invazn, i beleive what you must have seen was the reflection of your ugly mug in the monitor of your PC..... get a grip!
Invazn said:
that is ugly octopus

"Oh, ignore him, he's just a troll."


troll - v.,n. 1. [From the Usenet group alt.folklore.urban] To
utter a posting on Usenet designed to attract predictable
responses or flames; or, the post itself. Derives from the phrase
"trolling for newbies" which in turn comes from mainstream
"trolling", a style of fishing in which one trails bait through a
likely spot hoping for a bite. The well-constructed troll is a post
that induces lots of newbies and flamers to make themselves look
even more clueless than they already do, while subtly conveying to
the more savvy and experienced that it is in fact a deliberate
troll. If you don't fall for the joke, you get to be in on it. See
also YHBT. 2. An individual who chronically trolls in sense 1;
regularly posts specious arguments, flames or personal attacks to a
newsgroup, discussion list, or in email for no other purpose than to
annoy someone or disrupt a discussion. Trolls are recognizable by
the fact that the have no real interest in learning about the topic
at hand - they simply want to utter flame bait. Like the ugly
creatures they are named after, they exhibit no redeeming
characteristics, and as such, they are recognized as a lower form of
life on the net, as in, "Oh, ignore him, he's just a troll." 3.
[Berkeley] Computer lab monitor. A popular campus job for CS
students. Duties include helping newbies and ensuring that lab
policies are followed. Probably so-called because it involves
lurking in dark cavelike corners.

Some people claim that the troll (sense 1) is properly a narrower
category than flame bait, that a troll is categorized by containing
some assertion that is wrong but not overtly controversial. See
also Troll-O-Meter.
Invazn said:
that is ugly octopus

What an abominable atrocity!! I unleash upon you my secret weapon - a troup of ninja tutu-clad cane toads brandishing :meso: (re-routed from their Tintenfisch vanquish, capture and whipping mission ..... and a most-important and urgent mission this was!).

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