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scully54

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I just got my octopus today and after five minutes in the tank he went in the filter and went under the pumps box. I dont want to use a stisk and crush him and I am not putting my hand in the water.do you think he will come out in the tank. I just hope he is ok. :sad: pleas i need help very very very very bad. :boohoo:
 

cthulhu77

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Ok...so, you have turned off the pump, I hope ???? Which type of filter has he wormed into???
 

scully54

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.....have not turned off the pump (didn't want him and everything
else - the live rock to die...?....)
...as we're new at this, don't know what type pump it is..it's whatever
came with the 24 gallon nanocube ...
...we do have all the lights turned off....just now took a flashlight
to hopefully see.......he is moving down there at the bottom...
..there's like a pump that's hooked up to a box that's at the bottom..
of course he's under that box...he got his arms wrapped around the three cords......again, at least he's moving so I know he's alive...
.....I had tried putting a stick down there thinking that he might wrap around it and I could pull him out..that didn't work and I got concerned
about jabbing him......hopefully he'll get hungry and come out on his own.....
 

DocFrye

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Okay, can I ask...... you say that you are new to this. How long has your 24 gallon Nanocube been set up and been running (i.e. cycling?)
 

cthulhu77

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:confused:

so, you got an octopus why?????? It sounds like you have an awful amount of groundwork to cover here...but, let's solve the immediate problem.
The octo is going to have to be removed from the bottom of the filter. This is probably going to require some dismantling of parts and pieces, as well as a late night trip to your nearest fish store or friend with a salt tank to provide a home for the octo when you do get him out, until you can proof the tank completely.
Unless it is a dwarf, a 24 will be too small of a tank, so you might want to rethink the whole octo-purchase thing now.
best, and keep us posted,

greg
 

DocFrye

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Where are you located, scully54? Maybe someone on the board is local and ready to house your octo (possibly temporarilly - or long term if you are not prepared for the tremendous amount of work needed to keep octos.)
 

a rabid squid

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whats your problem with putting your hand in the water? seiously dude, its not that big of a deal just do it and save your octo. if its that simple
 
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ditto, if you live near me, ill stick my hand in there and get it out, i promise you, unless it is a blue ring, which i hope its not, then it should not hurt you
 

Nancy

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Turning off the pump for a while isn't going to hurt your live rock. What's going on since you last posted?

Nancy
 

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