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Jayreefer
08/24/2016, 05:43 PM
In a weekend trip to LA to visit the Aquarium of the Pacific I decided to make a coral run out of it as well. Visited a few shop in down town LA area to see what they had and came across a healthy looking octopus. I have kept one successfully years ago and happen to have a setup and running 29 gal bio cube.

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We have named him Vince and after acclimation he quickly checked out his new tank exploring every corner while the lights where out. The next night I tried to feed him some krill I defrosted and he took it right away! Awesome I thought, but he held onto it for about ten minutes and then made his way to the middle of the tank and spit it right at the front of the tank where I was sitting. I don't think he was pleased.

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Tonight I have put some ghost shrimp in as that was what he ate at the store. So far he has not come out and I can't even find where he is hiding. I figure he has found him a lil hiding den that he will feel safe in, so I'll wait till he his out to feed some more shrimp.

If anyone has any idea on what species he is chime in.

Jayreefer
09/04/2016, 12:09 AM
So far Vince is doing well. He is eating live foods eagerly but has not yet wanted anything that was frozen. I am hoping over time he will not be so stubborn.

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Mwells
09/04/2016, 01:56 AM
Congrats! Looking forward to seeing how he does!


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Jayreefer
09/04/2016, 05:12 PM
Looks like he is an A. aculeatus, based on the pics/research I have done.

Rilelen
09/04/2016, 08:23 PM
Very cool, keep us posted!

Jayreefer
10/04/2016, 05:14 PM
Well sad to report that my little guy started flashing his colors and having the odd arm movements one night last week and was dead the next morning. All tank peramiters where right on and this guy was eating well for the first few weeks.

After only being able to keep 1 out of 4 for more than a couple months I am going to give up on octopus unless I find a good source for a young one.

ssick92
10/07/2016, 10:23 AM
Damn, sorry to hear, they are awesome creatures... RIP Vince.

Willyboz1
10/18/2016, 12:06 AM
Sorry to hear. My daughter really wants one but I dont think I can keep those escape artist.

noob916
11/14/2016, 10:54 PM
Sorry to hear about vince.

reef thief
11/17/2016, 01:48 PM
Sorry for your loss. He was awesome. Go see "Arrival". It might cheer you up.

Zatoichi
12/26/2016, 11:45 PM
Viiiiiiiinnnnnnnccccccce :/

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Oeste
01/24/2017, 09:28 AM
Sorry for your loss.
What was the name of the LFS?

Jayreefer
01/29/2017, 11:33 PM
I got him from Strictly Fish in Lakewood CA

Oeste
01/31/2017, 08:12 AM
I got him from Strictly Fish in Lakewood CA

Great, tyvm!
Thinking about setting up another tank:spin1:

karmann
06/12/2017, 08:18 AM
Great