DWhatley;191469 said:I was hoping you would get at least two weeks but, as I might have mentioned , we really don't know why they ALL die so quickly. The assumption is food but I keep thinking that there is something lacking in the water. There are some hints that others feel some kind of absorption may take place in the first few days/weeks but nothing that has been tested (indeed the thoughts come after failures with trying different foods). Another thought (again untested or not published and not successful) is a potential for ingesting copper (externally it would kill them). I hope you remain challenged by the idea and will try something again next time.
DWhatley;191697 said:We all know and relate to that feeling. The empty tank loneliness is likely why I keep more than one octopus but I get a little down in the mouth when I revisit threads of my favorites (my own as well as special guys kept by other members) as you do miss individuals for a long time.
You might consider trying cuttlefish from eggs. They live no longer but you will have them their entire lives. Have a look at the most current cuttlefish from eggs journals to see if they interest you and if the GF goes positive on the idea.
DeepBlueWonders;191722 said:+1 on the cuttlefish idea!
Check out lilalancary and my's dual journal-in-progress here: http://www.tonmo.com/community/index.php?threads/15724/