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Saltliquid
09/27/2013, 06:46 AM
On a couple of recent collecting trips we have seen some small red ocys and when this blue ring popped up I thought I would keep one again.
I haven't kept one as a pet in over 20 years, a pic of it as I collected it is in another thread here.
To keep an ocy is very easy as we all know because they will take virtually any relatively fresh marine meat from you.
With a teaming shore line of crabs, boxer shrimp and our local peppermints shrimps, there is always plenty of high a grade food supply for a small ocy.

I cleaned out a tub for this little ocy and made a home of a large barnacle that it took to straight away and I feed it each second day.
This is it enjoying a pep I had squashed for it;

Tentacle testing the pep.
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss69/SEQdivespots/tanks%20and%20tubs%20after%20power%20outage/blue-ring-1-27-09-13-_zps96dffc48.jpg

Got it.
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss69/SEQdivespots/tanks%20and%20tubs%20after%20power%20outage/blue-ring-2-27-09-13-_zps9df9907e.jpg

Back home in the barnicle,lol.
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss69/SEQdivespots/tanks%20and%20tubs%20after%20power%20outage/blue-ring-3-27-09-13-_zps2c2bd55e.jpg

The little blue ring does a lot of wondering in its small area and as the walls are very high from the waters surface and it’s a plastic tub, there is little chance of it getting out as with many ocys.

fscmocsaj
09/27/2013, 07:23 AM
Wow good for you. =) I've been trying to get my hands on a dwarf/pygmy octopus but no luck =(

Calappidae
09/27/2013, 12:18 PM
I'd be to afraid of a blue ring to keep one, consituring they won the "One of the world's most venomous animals" reward... and yet they are escape artist. Beautiful and cool nonetheless. I'll handle a snake.. I'll pet a mantis shrimp daily.. but I'm terrified of blue rings and cone snails :uhoh3:

Saltliquid
09/28/2013, 02:04 AM
I'd be to afraid of a blue ring to keep one, consituring they won the "One of the world's most venomous animals" reward... and yet they are escape artist. Beautiful and cool nonetheless. I'll handle a snake.. I'll pet a mantis shrimp daily.. but I'm terrified of blue rings and cone snails :uhoh3:

Both of those are all over the place here, as are stone fish.
Here is a little cutie I found few years back, you don't often find stone fish that small around here.
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss69/SEQdivespots/info%20page%20on%20any%20other%20fish/stone-fish-small-.jpg

Saltliquid
09/28/2013, 02:04 AM
Wow good for you. =) I've been trying to get my hands on a dwarf/pygmy octopus but no luck =(

Are the dwarfs anything like this one in the pic.
They donít know they are common here yet, that started around ten years back from none seen to heaps seen of these little red ones on our collecting trips.
They are the largest at the size of an average thumb, they are quite small and harmless and very easy to keep.
The books that are done by the best people on our area have nothing on them as yet.
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss69/SEQdivespots/10a%20All%20dive%20picks%202013%20from%20July%20and%202014/red-ocy-1-_zpsb9624439.jpg

Wilrok
12/06/2013, 09:15 AM
How fortunate to go right to source instead of LFS ! I got a Lake Michigan full of garbage and bottom feeders !