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RIP Ahab

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well she died on sunday... :goodbye: i guess she lived a happy life to her full extent, being captured and only having 7 legs... laying eggs a month later only to watch her babies after they hatched get eaten alive by a cardnal fish and the rest sucked up by filtration... then a week and a half of happy play time... oh well she was a very interesting octopus from the start but i guess its time to look for another one:roll:
 

Nancy

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RIP Ahab :angelpus:

Sorry that she was with you for such a short time, but she did seem to enjoy her life in your tank.

Nancy
 
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Oh I'm sooo sorry to hear about Ahab. Don't let it get you down -- maybe you can be a dad to another bouncing baby octo in the near future! We enjoyed all the pix and updates on Ahab. Thank you for sharing her with us! :biggrin2:
 

monty

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RIP Ahab.

Any chance any of her progeny could still be hiding in the tank?
 
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dont know the babies were planktonic and i think they mostly got sucked up in the filtratioin or eaten by the cardnal which had a plump belly the next morning after the hatch... i havent seen any baby octos anywhere either and ive been looking pretty hard... oh well. ill keep my eyes open for a new octo though and if i get one and babies do appear ill just take them out and put them into other tanks
 

aximbigfan

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so sorry, although remeber how that one member, (i think jean but not sure) had a baby briarius but didnt know about it until crabs started disapering...

chris
 

Jean

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aximbigfan said:
so sorry, although remeber how that one member, (i think jean but not sure) had a baby briarius but didnt know about it until crabs started disapering...

chris
Not me! we don't get Bimacs or Briarius in NZ!

RIP Ahab :angelpus:

J
 

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