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Fresh water Octopus

TornadoTank

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Can I put an octopus in a fresh water tank???? Would it die instantly or over a few weeks/days? How would it live with fish/frogs?
 


Colin

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yep, as people said... an octo would die!

worse than that it would surely be an agonising horrible death if put into freshwater!!!
 


joel_ang

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If Im not wrong there are a few cephs which can tolerate slightly lower salinities, but even brackish would be too low for them.
 

Colin

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even little bimacs can tolerate a little change in salinity as they are a tidal mud flat species as could any animal from that area or from rock pools but I'd still aim for full strength sea water :smile:
 

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