- Jun 28, 2007
I find myself extremely fascinated by octopi. They look so cool, and the way they are described in this forum makes me want one even more. And the taste awesome (although if I do get one I won’t eat it… so don’t worry). I found this site while searching for information about octopus care. Reading what has been posted on this forum it sounds somewhat difficult, but not impossible to care for an octopus, that is if you’re willing to do the work. And I feel I can successfully keep an octopus. Although, being that I have never maintained a salt-water aquarium (or a fresh-water for that matter) I feel I should take things slow as to aid in a successful raising of the animal. So here is the point of my post; I want to start a salt-water tank that will keep fish that live in an environment relatively close to that of an octopus. So that when I feel I am ready for the octopus I can simply place it in the tank. As I was reading I came across many articles about food for octopi, and many mentioned young octopi do better with live food. So it would be ideal that these “starter” fish could also serve as food for the octopus. I would love some comments on this idea, including what kind of fish and habitat I should try to get. Also I was thinking about getting a pygmy octopus, simply to reduce costs on tank/amount of food. Anyways comments would be much appreciated.