- Jan 2, 2004
It's been a while since I posted an update on Ashi. There's been so much going on lately that I just haven't had time. My 55g seahorse tank developed a leak and I had to move them to a new 46g bowfront tank. I'd been wanting a bowfront anyway, so the leak gave me a good excuse to get one! I also moved Ashi into another tank in the tv room. He was in my office, which gets a little warm in the summer. The move went without a hitch and Ashi seems to enjoy being in a higher traffic area where he can see whats goin' on. I had no problems catching him as all I had to do was lift him and his shell out of the old tank and place it in a big bag and acclimate. He has since abandoned the shell for a nice cave I made for him in the live rock. He took his pink and yellow ball and some smaller shells to decorate his new house. He seems to hang out on the glass a bit more, or it may be that I just notice it more now. I do believe he was watching cartoons one night. His appetite is incredible, and his growth rate is astounding. It almost seems he's made of rubber as those legs can stretch out much longer than the 5 or 6 inches they actually are. Maybe I'll name my next octo "Stretch Armstrong" I'll try to get a pic of him and post it soon.