[Octopus]: Meet Bubba - O. vulgaris

Susan Grosskopf

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We if he gets too big for this tank someone may have to adopt him. Do you have a 150 gallon tank up and running?
 

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Sadly, although I do have a 140, it is not set up for an octopus and not shaped well for housing one (tall and somewhat narrow). What size is his tank now?
 

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Bad news. I saw a lot of the rocks moved around the other morning and he must have hurt himself because he did not eat that night and died yesterday morning. He was getting very big. I do have a video from last weekend, maybe I'll post that. Truth be told, I was running around so much to get the blue crabs he would eat and changing the water all the time I could not enjoy him. Plus, I was worried about him getting bigger and what would I do. My connection in the Keys has another and I am thinking of getting it. I hope it would be like Bob, a briareus.
 

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Poor Bubba. His mantle was about as big as a large orange and he was letting me pet him sometimes. We were building a relationship.
Should I take some of the sand out of the tank? That way when cleaning the water I don't have to disrupt the rocks so much. I think that's what lead him to move the rocks. Every time I cleaned the tank I would try to move some rocks to get at the sand underneath and I don't think he liked that. Plus any "cave" I had for him he had outgrown so he started to just hangout behind the rocks. Does Casper have a cave large enough for him to fit?
 

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:-( I'm sorry to hear that @Susan Grosskopf and thanks for sharing him with us -- appreciate the learning opportunity. Would welcome a last look from your video...
 

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I don't think the sand has much to do with Bubba moving rocks because the same behavior has been observed for most (if not all) of the other vulgaris.
 

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I posted Bubba's last good video on Facebook, DWhatley. Could you please move it to this post? I am at work and on my phone.
 

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That is a large snail. He would sometimes eat them so I made sure to always have a couple in there. My tank is 75 gallons. Thank you for posting the video, he was a beautiful octopus.
 

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