Octavius II arrives

Octavarium

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Keith;120477 said:
? i just thought of something. how do you acclimate octos? im used to setting a bag of water with a fish in the tank it till the temp is the same then letting the fish out. all the pictures ive seen of octos acclimating are taken in buckets or styrofoam boxes. am i missin somethin here?

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I think the drip method is best when dealing with saltwater fish, because the SG difference that exists can shock them, and just floating a bag wont transfer any salt through, just temp. Its being on the safe side, but for freshwater fish I just float a bag and release as you said.
 
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The other reason you don't want to float the bag is that in doing so you are contaminating your tank with anything that is on the outside of the bag.
 

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Almost as big as my original Octavius right before death, mantle isnt as big and arms aren't as long (arm to arm fully stretched is probably 10 inches or less). This is unfortunate however, that it is probably in its latter stages in life. But I'll be more than happy to get a good month or more out of it. Today is the second day it took scallops right from a feeding stick. Crawling all over the glass and not afraid to touch my hands out of water. Its amazing how interactive this species is, especially only a few hours after a stressful trip. Here it is right after taking the scallop from the stick.
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Today was live food ver. 1.0. I saw some live fiddlers when picking up neon tetras for my other tank, and decided to throw one in. It took him a while to notice, but I got a nice shot of him jumping off the glass before he jetted to get it.

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Then he gave a nice close up of what happens to misbehaved crabs before he squished into his den.

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Very similar to my last hummelincki, he's usually always out during the day and on the glass. He isnt too fond of charging towards my hand or feeding skewer yet, but that may change soon enough. Lebowski was even on the premises today to make sure the operations went smoothly.

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Octavarium,
You blew it. The first shot was a good candidate for the, Find the Ceph in the Photo game.

Has either Octavius had any initial problems with gauging how tight to stick to the glass? Octane had almost humerous problem with the acrylic for about 2 weeks and I had not seen others mentioning similar acclimation issues.
 

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dwhatley;120832 said:
Octavarium,
You blew it. The first shot was a good candidate for the, Find the Ceph in the Photo game.

Has either Octavius had any initial problems with gauging how tight to stick to the glass? Octane had almost humerous problem with the acrylic for about 2 weeks and I had not seen others mentioning similar acclimation issues.

Shoot, forgot about that thread sorry. I'll try and get some sneakier ones. Both seemed to stick on pretty good from the get go, never slip and seem to have good control with moving. I wonder how different acrylic is compared to glass for the suckers? Do you have any videos of Octane's fumblings?
 

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