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Is it possible to keep an octopus Hummelincki and an snowflake eel together

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Is it possible to keep an octopus Hummelincki and an baby snowflake eel together in a 55 gallon tank or would the octopus just eat it. And if I can keep them together would it be better to introduce them at the same time
 

iAlex

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I remember watching a video on YouTube of two kids putting an octopus into a tank with a SF eel and the eel bit off one the octo's arms within seconds of it being introduced in the tank...
 

CaptFish

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octopuses (and cuttlefish) need to be kept in tanks without other fish or cephalopods. the only other thing that should be in the tank is food and a cleanup crew.
 

DWhatley

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Thales beat me to the apples to oranges comparison (the only thing similar between a snowflake and a ribbon is the word eel) and his oft quoted "It works until it doesn't" comment that has been shown for everything from fish to seahorses but I will add a reference to an article Dave wrote early on in his experiences with keeping octopuses: It Works Until It Doesn't
 

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