- Nov 8, 2004
me and my buddy were hangin out in my room watching some tv. not really watching the tv more like watching my carribean reef octo that i have had for a litle over 3 months. he is getting big, but anyways. he was looking and feeling around the top of my tank and everything is sealed. he felt for my protein skimmer. there are 2 ports that pump skimmed water into the tank. the pump is 480 gallons a minute. the holes r about the size of a nickle. i didnt think we would be able to get up there because of the water pressure and the size of him. manle length is about 3 inces maybe al ittle more and arms are about 14 inches maybe 1 or 2 longer. so he is getting big. but he ended crawling up on of the out puts and he dissapeared.it took me 2 minutes to realize he was in the skimmer. i shut off the pump. good thing i did research and got one with out a propellor. i just took the lid off got my dad to help me. we took 2 feeding sticks, since he is comfortable wth those and he crawled up both of them and when he had a good grip my dad pulled him out of the skimmer and back into the tank the octo fell. it took about 1 second for all of that rescue mission my dad went on. but needless to say the octo is fine and didnt even get hurt. since teh acident he has been out way more during the day. i wonder if that actually helped his learning experience and i hope he wont go back in there beacuse he should remember what a tight fit it was. let me know what u think. and he is in a 150 gallon tank just so u know he has a hell of a mansion to roam.